Head coach Nick Anderson and No. 7 Frankfort High improved to 6-0 on the season after defeating Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 54-20 on Friday.
Frankfort didn’t need much passing to score, with Garret Dalinghaus gathering 199 yards on the ground. Branden Bussman added 125 yards with five rushing touchdowns. The Blujays fell to 4-2 with Friday’s defeat.
Frankfort has its toughest matchup of the season this coming week, going on the road to face Axtell, which ended top-ranked Hanover’s 43-game win streak — an eight-man state record — Friday.
Valley Heights 64, Wabaunsee 20
Valley Heights got back to its winning ways Friday. One week after suffering its first loss of the season at the hands of Jackson Heights, Valley Heights had no trouble scoring against Wabaunsee. The No. 7 Chargers (5-1) put up 22 points in the first quarter and had 38 by halftime.
Wabaunsee (1-5) broke a two-game scoring drought, combining for 14 points in the first two quarters.
Valley Heights travels to Northern Heights (4-2) next. Wabaunsee hosts Centralia (5-1).
Riley County 48, Council Grove 0
Riley County picked up win No. 4 this fall in a shutout against Council Grove. Head coach Steve Wagner’s team scored 34 points in the first half to set the tone for the rest of the game.
Falcons running back Deon Macki Barnes had a big day on the ground with 18 carries for 169 yards and five touchdowns.
Riley County (4-2) forced four turnovers, leading to several scoring opportunities. Council Grove (2-4) lost for the second time in as many weeks.
The Falcons host Southest of Saline (5-1) next.
Hesston 41, Rock Creek 28
Rock Creek battled back after falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter against Hesston. The Mustangs (2-4) trailed 28-7, too, before rallying to make it 28-21 at halftime.
But the Hesston (5-1) offense proved too powerful in the second half and put Rock Creek away. Mustang quarterback Charlie Killingsworth had 252 yards through the air and four touchdowns, but also threw three costly interceptions.
Rock Creek hosts Clay Center (3-3) on Oct. 18.
Onaga 54, Blue Valley Randolph 8
Blue Valley had another rough go of it Friday night. For the third consecutive outing — all losses — it failed to reach double-digits in the scoring department, coming on the heels of shutouts against Hanover (46-0) and Frankfort (54-0).
The Rams (1-5) had their last, and only, victory this season on Sept. 20, when they topped Wetmore 70-24.
With the win, Onaga (3-3) moved back to .500 on the season.
Blue Valley hosts Doniphan West (2-4) next, while Onaga is back on the road to face Tescott (1-5).