GODDARD — The Newton High School football team used the long strike early and the running game late to claim a 48-14 win in the Railers’ first meeting with Goddard Eisenhower Friday at Goddard District Stadium. Newton improves to 2-3 while first-year Eisenhower falls to 1-4. Newton put the game away with three touchdowns in a three-minute span late in the third quarter. “They were blitzing us and bringing everybody,” Newton coach Brent Glann said. “They were daring us to do it, so we did and it went well for us. They kept blitzing and we kept throwing it. Later, we were able to run on them, and that opened it up for us. It was a good night to do something different.” Coleman Kingsley threw for 275 yards and four touchdown passes to four different receivers. Derrick Garnica rushed 138 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns, all scored in the third quarter. For Eisenhower, Dylan Thompson rushed for 58 yards. Trevor Hughes passed for 66 yards. Goddard moved the ball well on each of its first two possessions. The first ended on a lost fumble forced by Braedon Morrison. That set up a 48-yard touchdown pass from Coleman Kingsley to Matt Willis. The second ended on downs on the Railer 24. Newton drove the ball to the Eisenhower 19, where the drive stalled out. Newton got the ball right back, setting up a 51-yard pass from Coleman Kingsley to Dylan Moore. Coleman Kingsley then hit a 66-yard pass to brother Jack Kingsley midway in the second quarter. “We came out slow, and Eisenhower played hard,” Glann said. “They got after it. A lot of our slow start is a credit to how well they played. Their coaches did a good job, and had nice schemes. Once we settled down, we started playing better.” Newton opened the second half with a long drive that ended because of penalties. The Railers used a short-field drive to score on a four-yard Garnica run midway in the third quarter. Another short Eisenhower punt and a 38-yard Garnica run, set up a three-yard touchdown run for Garnica late in the third quarter. A 49-yard Sam Pierce punt return set up a six-yard Garnica run. Newton scored with 51.4 seconds remaining in the quarter on an 11-yard pass from Coleman Kingsley to Jordan Johnson, set up by a Jack Kingsley interception. “We got some good stops on them,” Glann said. “We got good field position. We were able to get some scores out of that.” Eisenhower finally broke the shutout with 10:06 remaining in regulation on a 67-yard pass from Hughes to Brennan Stemple. A Drake Damon interception and return to the Railer one against the Newton reserve offense set up a one-yard touchdown run by Dylan Thompson. “We were able to get everybody in the game,” Glann said. “They kept their starting defense in against us, and kept blitzing us, so we had to throw it. We didn’t want to get anybody killed. We got some kids in who have never played varsity football before. It’s been a while since we were able to do that — last year against Andover. It’s always nice to be able to do that. Those guys work hard too.” Newton hosts Salina South at 7 p.m. Friday. South downed Hutchinson 35-10 to hand the Salt Hawks their first league loss since 2008. “That’s not surprising,” Glann said. “Hutch is struggling with injuries right now. Going into the season, we knew Hutch, Derby and South were the three top teams in the league. South is one of the top teams in the state. We have to heal up a little and get ready to play them. The good thing about being in this league is we do see good competition. Hopefully, we’re up for the challenge next week.”
Newton 6 14 28 0 —48 G.Eisenhower 0 0 0 14 —14 Scoring 1q. N Willis 47-yd. pass from C.Kingsley (kick failed) 8:48 2q. N Moore 51-yd. pass from C.Kingsley (Stahl kick) 9:49 2q. N J.Kingsley 66-yd. pass from C.Kingsley (Stahl kick) 5:40 3q. N Garnica 4-yd. run (Stahl kick) 5:10 3q. N Garnica 3-yd. run (Stahl kick) 2:54 3q. N Garnica 5-yd. run (Stahl kick) 1:45 3q. N Johnson 10-yd. pass from C.Kingsley (Stahl kick) :51.4 4q. E Stemple 67-yd. pass from Hughes (Lynch kick) 10:06 4q. E Thompson 1-yd. run (Lynch kick) 1:11 Team stats New. GE First downs 22 10 Rushing-yards 44-199 51-96 Passing yards 281 66 Comp-att-int 10-22-1 2-15-1 Punts-avg. 4-26.3 8-32.4 Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties-yards 8-80 5-45 Individual stats RUSHING — Newton: Garnica 19-138, C.Kingsley 10-41, Million 4-19, Esslinger 1-4, Johnson 1-4, J.Kingsley 3-0, Rickard 4-(-3), Davis 2-(-4). Eisenhower: Thompson 19-58. Damon 10-35, Pierce 4-5, Ramey 1-2, Hughes 17-(-4).. PASSING — Newton: C.Kingsley 9-18-0, 275 yards; Rickard 1-2-1, 6 yards; Davis 0-3-0, 0 yards. Eisenhower: Hughes 2-15-1, 66 yards. RECEIVING — Newton: Johnson 3-50, Garnica 2-46, J.Kingsley 1-66, Moore 1-51, Willis 1-47, Martens 1-15, Esslinger 1-6. Eisenhower: Stemple 1-67, Damon 1-(-1). Missed field goals — none.