Expectations have been elevated at Wamego in Weston Moody’s second season as the head coach. One week in and the Red Raiders look sharp.
Running back Isiah Childs had 235 rushing yards and three touchdowns in his debut. Taybor Vetter joined the action with 205 all-purpose yards and a touchdowns. Brad Sackrider also had one touchdown and 98 yards.
It added up to a 41-12 win for the Red Raiders (1-0). Concordia fell to 0-1.
Valley Heights 52, Troy 7
Valley Heights head coach Tony Trimble said the Mustangs were going to hang their hats on the offense this season, particularly when it comes to running the football.
Running back Cole Coggins took care of business in Valley Heights’ season opener Friday night, accumulating 156 yards on the ground with three touchdowns.
Of Valley Heights’ 412 yards of offense, 353 came on the ground.
Frankfort 52, Linn 0
Nick Anderson and the Wildcats anticipated another strong season after going 7-3 in 2018, and the 2019 campaign started that way Friday night. Frankfort scored a touchdown and two-point conversion just eight seconds into the game to take command.
At the half it was still all Frankfort, as it led 22-0.
Frankfort put together 376 yards of total offense, including 277 on the ground. Branden Bussman led the way with 156 yards on 11 carries for four touchdowns.
Rock Hills 78, Blue Valley 28
Blue Valley head coach Matt Schreiber and the Rams fell in their season opener Friday night despite some good signs. Rams quarterback Brody Barr had three touchdowns in the air and one on the ground.
Bryson Brockman had six catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams trailed 38-6 at the half, with three of their scores coming in the final two quarters.
“It was a real good opportunity to open up at home for our seniors (with it) being their final season, and for our younger players to get their first taste of the Friday night lights,” Schreiber said.
Christ Prep 55, Wabaunsee 0
The Chargers and head coach Jess Rutledge are looking to improve season by season, but ran into a loaded Patriots team on Saturday afternoon.
Christ Prep brought back a lot of their stars from the NFHA national championship team from 2018.
They dominated in the home opener, proving too much for Wabaunsee.