By Chad Frey

Newton Kansan

BURRTON — The Goessel Bluebirds built an early lead behind freshman running back Miguel Guerrero to pick up a 46-28 road win — negating a gutsy performance by Burrton senior Caleb Hurst in Burrton Friday night.

Guerrero put together a first half for the ages — rushing for 129 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries. He also returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score, and recovered an onside kick. He ended the night with 164 rushing yards on 18 carries.

"Our offensive line and fullback did their job and I did my job," Guerrero said. "I wanted to win. … The first half we came out explosive with enthusiasm and wanting to win. We wanted it more. In the second half Burrton came out and wanted it more too. We both played a good game."

Guerrero scored the first time he touched the ball, scampering 69 yards for a touchdown. He added touchdown runs of 22 and 31 yards in the first half as the Bluebirds opened up a 40-6 lead at the break.

But the second half of the game belonged to Burrton — specifically senior Caleb Hurst. Hurst, who played with injured ribs, rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. He ended the night with a game high 181 rushing yards.

While he started moving the ball for Burrton, the defense responded with a better second half as well.

"We got fired up from coach at the half," Hurst said. "We worked on tackling all week, and we showcased that in the second half. We were poor in the first half, but we stepped it up in the second half."

Box Score

GHS 20 20 0 6 46

BHS 0 6 6 16 28

Scoring summary

First quarter

11:41 GHS — Guerrero, 69 yard run. (Run failed) 6-0

8:44 GHS — Hiebert to Showalter, 26 yard pass (Run failed) 12-0

1:36 GHS — Guerrero, 22 yard run (Froese run) 20-0

Second quarter

10:18 GHS — Guerrero, 31 yard run (Run failed) 26-0

7:19 BHS — Thomas, 3 yard run (Run failed) 26-6

7:05 GHS — Guerrero, 75 yard kick return (Run failed) 32-6

6:55 GHS — Beisel, 25 yard fumble recovery (Froese run) 40-6

Third quarter

9:07 BHS — Hurst, 13 yard run (Run failed) 40-12

Fourth quarter

8:45 BHS — Bingham, 5 yard run (Thomas run) 40-20

7:02 GHS — Schmidt, 30 yard fumble recovery (Run failed) 46-20

5:06 BHS — Hurst, 20 yard run (Thomas run) 40-28


Rushing — Guerrero 18-164-3; Froese 11-37-0. Totals: 29-20103.

Passing — Hiebert 3-10-30-1-0; Froese 1-1-21-0-0. Totals: 4-11-51-1-0.

Receiving — Showalter 3-47-11; Guerrero 1-4-0. Totals: 4-51-0.


Rushing — Hurst 18-181-2; Thomas 17-88-1; Bingham 13-22-1; Team 7-15-0.

Passing — Team 0-1-0-0-0