Derby 48, Campus 13

HAYSVILLE — The Derby Panthers set up a winner-take-all matchup with Maize in the AV-CTL I after a 48-13 win over Campus Friday in Haysville.

Derby led 27-7 at the half.

Hunter Igo led Derby, hitting 12 of 19 passes for 109 yards and four touchdowns. Igo also rushed for 70 yards. Tre Washington carried the ball 26 times for 201 yards and a touchdown. Kevion Edwards and Ernest Wash each added a rushing touchdown. Four different receivers caught a touchdown pass for Derby, 7-0 overall and 5-0 in league play.

Campus quarterback Evan Kruse hit nine of 28 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Tyler Kahmann and Quinton Hicks each caught a TD pass.

Campus falls to 4-3, 2-3 in league play.

Maize 48, S.Central 26

MAIZE — When points were hard to come by, Maize won the field position battle.

When the second half turned into a shootout, the Eagles won that as well.

Maize got a key touchdown to close the half, then scored on its first three second-half possessions, and Salina Central simply couldn't keep up Friday night, falling 48-26 to the Eagles.

"They're well coached and a very good team," said Central coach Mark Sandbo, whose Mustangs fell to 5-2 in a battled of ranked Class 5A teams. "There's a reason they're 7-0.

"I thought we played well early, but they won the field position fight. We played a lot from inside our 20, inside our 30."

Maize, ranked No. 4 in 5A, led just 10-0 late in the first half when No. 5 Central seemed to seize the momentum on a 66-yard screen pass from Jackson Kavanagh to Taylon Peters with just 40 seconds left. But the Eagles struck right back 26 seconds later on a Caleb Grill-to-Camden Jurgensen bomb down the middle for a 59-yard score to make it 17-6 at the break.

The Eagles showed their versatility on offense by relying on the running game early, then unleashed a deadly passing attack in the second half to finish with 452 yards total offense. Running back Caden Cox was the catalyst, running for 137 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, then turned things over to Grill.

Maize finished with 162 yards on the ground and Grill completed 18 of 29 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns. Jurgensen had two TD catches, as did Deriq Doty.

Maize also made things difficult for Central by limiting the Mustangs to 51 yards rushing and consistently pressuring Kavanagh.

Hutchinson 45, S.South 24

HUTCHINSON — Salina South survived a rugged first half and ran off 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a lead, only to have Hutchinson recover for a 45-24 win Friday night at Gowans Stadium.

Winless South suffered its seventh straight loss, while the Salthawks improved to 2-5.

During the first half, quarterback Trevor Rhoades continually hurt the Cougars keeping on the read out of the flexbone offense. By intermission he had covered 105 yards on nine carries and scored twice as Hutch built a 20-3 lead at half.

But it was a different Cougar that came out of the locker in the third quarter. With their defense providing short fields, South came all the way back and went up 24-20 with 6:30 left in the period.

“That first half, I didn’t know what team I was watching,” South coach Sam Sellers said. “At halftime we didn’t make any adjustments, no coach raised their voice. We just had a good talk and in that third quarter what we did was kind of what we thought we could do all year.

"I was so proud of the kids for responding to that shell-shock they had in the first quarter. We had a couple of injuries late and (Hutch) made the plays at the end of the game.”

South got the kick to initiate the third quarter and the Cougars drove 57 yards six plays for their first touchdown.

Terran Galloway completed a 16-yard pass to Drew Baird and Brandt Cox carried twice for 19 more. Kyle Quill got the final four yards with 10:30 on the clock and Eric Rincon added his first PAT kick to go with a 27-yard field goal.

The next two scores came off of big defensive plays by Isaac Mitchel.

The standout senior first blocked a punt that gave South the ball at the 14 and he recovered a fumble at the 32 to give the Cougars excellent field position. Cox proceeded to score from 2 yards out and then from 10 and Rincon’s kicks gave South a 24-20 lead.

Non-League

Newton 32, G.Eisenhower 7

GODDARD — For the second time this season, the Newton High School football team was able to make defensive adjustments on the fly to stop its opponent and claim a 32-7 win over Goddard Eisenhower Friday in non-league play at Goddard District Stadium.

It was the fewest points the Railer defense allowed since beating Eisenhower 28-7 Oct, 4, 2013.

“We made some adjustments and the kids really responded to it,” Newton coach Chris Jaax said. “The kids started to concentrate on their effort.”

Junior Kolyn Sauceda had two interceptions in the second half that led to a Railer touchdown.

“The first half, I came out a little slow,” Sauceda said. “Then I dropped a pass. At the half, I told my teammates I would pick it up. I was able to pick up and we got it done. The coaches came in and yelled at us (after Eisenhower’s first drive). We needed to do better. We’ve been doing better as the season has gone on. After that, we played better. I have to give credit to the offense (for the scores).”

Newton, 3-4, was led on offense by Colton Davis, who had 134 yards rushing on 21 carries with three touchdowns and hit nine of 24 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Edson had five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Eisenhower, 2-5, was led by Collin Mackey, who hit eight of 21 passes for 79 yards with two interceptions. Mackey also rushed for a touchdown. Parker Wentzel had 17 carries for 85 yards.