The nippy night in Hiawatha didn’t bother Wamego High’s football team. The Red Raiders were white hot, taking a 49-6 victory Friday night.
All 49 of their points came in the first half, leading to a running clock — and a shortened game — in the final two quarters.
Two of Wamego’s (5-1) touchdowns were in the first period, both from quarterback Brad Sackrider.
The Raiders scored five more in the second period, with Taybor Vetter returning two punts for touchdowns and adding a 64-yard score on the ground for good measure. Fellow senior Isiah Childs added six points and Wamego’s last score came from a Brady Henderson interception, followed by a 42-yard run into the end zone.
Kicker Joaquim Sucena was perfect on his point-after attempts, giving Wamego the 49-0 halftime score.
Coming out after the break, Wamego played most of the JV squad for the second half. The defense allowed one Red Hawk touchdown, but held on the conversion attempt. The touchdown marked the first points for Hiawatha (0-6) since Sept. 13. The Red Hawks didn’t score against Jefferson West (55-0), Holton (47-0) or Sabetha (53-0) the past three weeks.
Wamego hosts Sabetha (5-1) in a highly anticipated contest Friday.
Hiawatha is home against fellow winless squad Royal Valley (0-6).