The Kansan - Newton, KS
  •  Sedgwick prepares to host Beloit

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  • SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick High School football team has gone farther than any other team in Cardinal history, and looks to go further. The Cardinals host 11-0 Beloit at 7 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A playoffs. Sedgwick opened the playoffs with a 70-31 win over Chaparral. In the second round, the Cardinals downed Hillsboro 38-34. Beloit won the North Central Activities Association crown at 5-0. In the playoffs, the Trojans downed Ellsworth 66-0 and Holcomb 60-8. Beloit has scored 50 points or more in 10 of 11 games this season. The closest game the Trojans played was a 32-27 win over Phillipsburg in week seven. The only common opponent between the two teams is Salina Sacred Heart, a team Beloit beat 70-20 and a team that beat Sedgwick 31-28 in overtime. Sedgwick’s Logan Thompson has 651 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and 1,063 yards rushing with 17 touchdowns. Thompson took over as quarterback when Brylie Ware was injured. Dalton Brandt has 1,444 yards rushing with 19 touchdowns. Thompson is the team’s leading receiver with 461 yards and seven touchdowns. Brandt has 383 yards receiving with two touchdowns. Derek Standefer has 285 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Dalyn Anderson has four touchdowns receiving. Terry Longbine leads the defense with 63 total tackles, followed by Greer Chandler with 46 and Ivan Wood with 45. Longbine, Brandt and Wood each have 3.0 sacks. Standefer has four interceptions. The winner meets the winner of the Garden Plain-Scott City game Nov. 16.
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