Derby 55, Newton 7

NEWTON — The Newton High School football team didn’t back down from the top-ranked team in the state, but the Railers were unable to move the ball much or stop Derby in a 55-7 loss to the Panthers Friday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play.

The Class 6A defending runner-up improves to 3-0, 2-0 in league play and has outscored opponents 167-13 so far this season.

Newton falls to 2-1, 0-2 in league play.

Derby was led by Grant Adler, who hit eight of 15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Adler added 80 yards rushing. Tre Washington had eight carries for 114 yards and three touchdowns. Kevion Edwards had 15 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Derby finished with 336 yards rushing and 480 yards total offense.

For Newton, Colton Davis hit seven of 13 passes for 111 yards. Josh Edson had three catches for 102 yards and threw a 41-yard pass off a lateral pass from Davis.

Newton was held to 17 yards rushing.

Derby scored on its first five possessions — three Adler passes and two Washington runs.

Salina Central 27, Salina South 3

SALINA — Ben Driver and Greg Gibson were just happy to be back on the field.

That they helped Salina Central’s defense deliver the Mayor’s Cup made it all the more special.

“I was out with a broken jaw my junior year, so this was huge for me,” Driver, a senior linebacker, said after the Mustangs forced three South turnovers and limited the Cougars to a second-half field goal Friday night in a 27-3 victory at Salina Stadium. “It was great to be out there again.

“Our goal was to come out with the Mayor’s Cup.”

The victory ended a seven-game South winning streak in the series.

Gibson, a senior defensive end, missed last season as well while undergoing cancer treatment on his leg.

“I finally get to be out there and play with my brothers,” Gibson said.

The Mustang defense held South in check all night, forcing three turnovers and limiting the Cougars to 212 yards total offense — just 56 on the ground.

Maize 21, Campus 0

HAYSVILLE — The Maize Eagles posted their third shutout in three games, stopping Campus 21-0 Friday in Haysville.

Caden Cox rushed for 102 yards with a touchdown. Caleb Grill hit 12 of 24 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Maize also scored on a 96 yards kickoff return for Camden Jurgensen. Jordan Helm had four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Campus, 2-1, held a 236-209 advantage in total offense.

Sam Wise rushed for 79 yards for Campus. Cameron Harvey rushed for 51 yards and passed for 78 yards. Quinton Hicks had 54 yards receiving.

Non-League

Hutchinson 24, Garden City 24

HUTCHINSON — Coach Mike Vernon stood in the middle of the circle with his team down on one knee and let out a scream followed by an air punch as the team roared back.

Friday’s 28-24 win at Gowans Stadium against Garden City High School was the Hutchinson High School football team’s first win of the season and the first in the Vernon era as head coach. The feeling of the two losses to start the season, where the Salthawks were outscored 104-14, seemed forgotten as players hugged and offensive lineman Tristan Geddes danced to the beat of drums played by the Salthawk band.

“I want you guys to enjoy this,” Vernon told his team after the game. “On Sunday at 5 p.m., this is over.”

The Salthawks (1-2) fell behind early as the Garden City Buffaloes (0-3) scored 1:11 into the contest on a four-play opening drive. But the Salthawk seniors had a different vision in mind for their homecoming week.

Senior Running back Patrick Graebner had to watch from the sidelines last week with an ankle injury as his team lost 49-0 at home.