Newton 34, Buhler 26

BUHLER — The Newton High School football team took a four-touchdown lead early in the second quarter and held on for a 34-26 win over Buhler Friday night at Buhler Stadium.

Newton’s defense posted three turnovers, while Buhler forced two.

Colton Davis had 20 carries for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Davis also hit 14 of 27 passes with two interceptions for 90 yards.

Colton Goans led Buhler, hitting 13 of 27 passes for 153 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Austin Gentry had two catches for a touchdown and added a third on an interception.

Buhler fumbled its first play of the game, setting up a 19-yard Davis run. Isaiah Presley then returned a punt 60 yards for a score.

Maize 49, Valley Center 0

MAIZE — The Maize Eagles used 247 yards passing from Caleb Grill and 66 yards rushing from Scott Adams to top rival Valley Center 49-0.

The Eagles exploded for 28 points in the first quarter and led 35-0 at the half.

Grill passed for three TDs, while Adams rushed for two.

Parker Schrater had 77 yards passing for Valley Center.

Campus 47, Dodge City 9

DODGE CITY — The Dodge City Red Demons football team opened up with a loss Friday night, losing to the Campus Colts by a score of 47-9.

The game started about as disastrously as it could have for the Red Demons. The Demons won the coin toss, but deferred.

On the kickoff, Colts senior Sam Wise returned the kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. On the extra point, the Colts threw a fade to the back attacking-left corner of the end zone to give the Colts an 8-0 lead.

Derby 49, Garden City 6

DERBY — If ever there might have been an understatement prior to a football game, it might have been the one that said Garden City’s Buffaloes football team had a big, big challenge in its season opening game.

Not only were the Buffs taking on powerhouse Derby, preseason ranked No. 1 by Kpreps.com and No. 3 by Catch it Kansas, but they were traveling to central Kansas to face the daunting task at Panther Stadium.

And just what most people expected out of this game is exactly what transpired as the host Panthers, with six returning starters and a bevy of upperclassmen, swarmed the Buffaloes’ nearly-new offense to produce a 49-6 victory in the opening game of the 2018 campaign.

Tre Washington rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns for Derby.

Salina Central 44, Goddard Eisenhower 7

SALINA — The Salina Central Mustangs didn’t just end their 18-game football losing streak Friday night.

They obliterated it.

Fueled by junior quarterback Jackson Kavanagh’s strong right arm and the typically reliable legs of senior running back Taylon Peters, the Mustangs crushed Goddard Eisenhower 44-7 in their season opener Friday night at Salina Stadium.

The victory was their first since the final game of the 2015 season following consecutive 0-9 seasons in 2016 and 2017.

Kavanagh completed 11 of 20 passes for 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Peters rushed for 188 yards on 27 carries, scored three touchdowns, kicked a 33-yard field goal and three extra points.

McPherson 21, Salina South 0

McPHERSON — Salina South opened the season with a 21-0 loss to Class 4A power McPherson Friday at McPherson Stadium.

Stats and scoring were not available.

Wichita West 55, Hutchinson 14

WICHITA — The Hutchinson Salt Hawks jumped to a 14-7 lead against Wichita West Friday at Adair-Austin Stadium in Wichita, but that was all the Salt Hawks could muster in a 55-14 loss to the Pioneers.

West scored 21 points in the second quarter and 20 more in the third, spoiling the debut of Hutchinson coach Mike Vernon.