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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Wild drops close game at KC

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Wichita Wild lost for the first time this season, falling to the Kansas City Renegades 40-36 Saturday at Kemper Arena in Champions Indoor Football League play.?Wichita trailed 19-16 at the half.?Wichita quarterback Rocky Hinds hit 28 of 46 passes for 262 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Hinds rushed for 24 yards and a touchdown. Joe Kassanavoid caught two touchdown passes. Travis Ribbing and Rashad Daniels each caught a touchdown pass.?Wichita also scored on a Kiaree Daniels interception and return of a two-point conversion pass.?Bethel grad James McCartney had one tackle, a solo quarterback sack.?Kansas City quarterback Xavier Lee hit 10 of 17 passes for 66 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Lee rushed for 36 yards and a score. Keithen Valentine also rushed for a touchdown. Former Wild receiver Clinton Solomon had two touchdown receptions.?The Renegades also scored on a 49-yard return of a missed field goal and a 56-yard kickoff return, both by O.J. Simpson.?Kansas City improves to 2-2. Wichita drops to 4-1. The Wild play Saturday in Bloomington, a team Wichita beat 52-22 earlier this year at home.

    Wichita 2 14 14 6 —36?Kan.C. 13 6 14 7 —40

    ?Scoring?1q. KC Solomon 14-yd. pass from Lee (Frevert kick) 14:09?1q. KC Simpson 49-yd. missed field goal return (pass intercepted) :03?1q. W K.Daniels return of intercepted PAT pass (2 pts.) :03?2q. W Kassanavoid 9-yd. pass from Hinds (Fambrough kick) 7:52?2q. KC Lee 4-yd. run (kick failed) 6:13?2q. W Kassanavoid 5-yd. pass from Hinds (Fambrough kick) 1:01?3q. KC Valentine 8-yd. run (Frevert kick) 7:31?3q. W R.Daniels 18-yd. pass from Hinds (Fambrough kick) 5:46?3q. KC Simpson 56-yd. kickoff return (Frevert kick) 4:58?3q. W Ribbing 13-yd. pass from Hinds (Fambrough kick) :00?4q. KC Solomon 6-yd. pass from Lee (Frevert kick) 11:50?4q. W Hinds 4-yd. run (kick failed) 6:59?Team stats

    ?Wic. KC?First downs 25 10?Rushing-yards 14-69 11-47?Passing yards 249 65?Comp-att-int 28-46-2 10-17-2?Sacks-yds. lost 1-1 1-13?Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0?Penalties-yards 4-15 8-45?Time of poss. 39:11 20:49

    ?Individual stats?RUSHING — Wichita: Ribbing 10-32, Hinds 3-24, Kelley 1-3. Kansas City: Lee 5-38, Valentine 6-11.?PASSING — Wichita: Hinds 28-46-2, 262 yards. Kansas City: Lee 10-17-2, 66 yards.?RECEIVING — Wichita: Simmons 9-76, Ribbing 7-68, Kassanavoid 7-63, R.Daniels 4-41, Yarbrough 1-14. Kansas City: Valentine 4-25, Solomon 3-26, Simpson 2-15, Parks 1-0.?Missed field goals — Wic.: Fambrough 60 (ret.), 23 (WL).

     

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