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A game by game look at Friday night's Shawnee County football games

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer


(All kickoffs at 7 p.m.)

ROSSVILLE (1-1) at HAYDEN (2-0)

FinnDunshee2Hayden junior Finn Dunshee rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown and also had a pick-six on defense in the Wildcats' 43-10 wn at Silver Lake last Friday night. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Hayden improved to 2-0 with a 43-10 at Silver Lake last Friday night while Rossville is coming off a 36-15 Mid-East League win over Riley County. Hayden scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams, all in the first half. Junior Finn Dunshee rushed for 151 yards and a 76-yard touchdown and also scored on a 33-yard interception return while senior JC Cummings rushed for 104 yards and a TD and sophomore Jensen Schrickel scored on a 48-yard punt return and an 82-yard pass reception from sophomore Jett Wahlmeier and also picked off a pass. After having its 26-game winning streak snapped a week earlier, two-time defending Class 2A champion Rossville bounced back with a big win. Senior Kade Perine led the Bulldawgs with 138 rushing yards and three touchdowns and Rossville never trailed after jumping out to a 14-0 first-quarter advantage. Rossville coach Derick Hammes is a former assistant coach at Hayden and was part of the Wildcats' undefeated 4A state championship team in 2004. 

SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (1-1, 1-1) at SEAMAN (2-0, 2-0)

 AllenbaughmanactionShawnee Heights junior Allen Baughman (5) rushed for 222 yards and five touchdowns in the T-Birds' 46-23 UKC win over Piper last Friday. [Photo by Sarah Carson/Special to TSN]

Seaman has outscored its first two United Kansas Conference opponents by a 128-14 margin, including a 70-0 win over Kansas City-Turner last Friday. Shawnee Heights picked up its first win in a 46-23 home UKC decision over Lansing. T-Bird junior Allen Baughman rushed for 222 yards on 22 carries and scored five touchdowns. Friday will be the first meeting for the longtime city rivals as members of the UKC, with Seaman joining the league this school year. Junior Jack Bloom leads a balanced Seaman rushing attack with 159 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries while senior Bryson Vawter has 147 yards and four touchowns on 17 attempts. Sophomore quarterback Max Huston is 9 of 14 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns.


Washburn Rural is 2-0 on the season after last Friday's second straight come-from-behind victory, a 28-21 non-league win over De Soto. Rural junior quarterback Branton DeWeese passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns while senior Ma'kenttis Adams carried the ball 26 times for 150 yards, junior Titan Osburn caught three passes for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns and senior Amr Sabbarini had four catches for 53 yards and a TD. Senior Ty Weber registered 24 tackles for the Junior Blues. 

ST. MARYS (1-1, 1-1) at SILVER LAKE (1-1, 1-0)

Both teams will be looking to bounce back from their first losses of the season, with Silver Lake dropping a 43-10 decision to Hayden and St. Marys falling to Rock Creek, 41-20. Silver Lake junior quarterback Tanner Martin passed for 258 yards and a touchdown last week against Hayden while Trenton Rollenhagen caught three passes for 121 yards, including a 64-yarder. Friday will be a big night for the Silver Lake football family, with the Eagles honoring coaching legend CJ Hamilton, who retired following the 2021 season as the winningest coach in Kansas. Silver Lake's football stadium is named CJ Hamilton Field.


At Hummer Sports Park

TreRichardsonHiParkwinHighland Park senior Tre Richardson has had a hand 14 touchdowns in two games, leading the Scots to a 2-0 start to the season. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Highland Park improved to 2-0 in the Meadowlark Conference with a 48-29 road win at Kansas City-Schlagle last Friday. Highland Park senior Tre Richardson continued his monster 2022 season, scoring eight touchowns against Schlagle and has now had a hand in 14 TDs in just two weeks for the Scots. Highland Park will be facing a Sumner Academy team that is 1-1 in the league and overall after a 47-20 loss to Atchison last week. The Sabres opened the season with a 21-0 win over KC-Washington while Highland Park opened with a 60-47 win over KC-Wyandotte in Week 1, with the Scots snapping their 65-game, eight-year losing streak.


At Highland Park

Cair Paravel recorded its first victory as a full KSHSAA member, rolling to a 56-8 road win over Doniphan West and improving to 1-1. Jase Pavlik completed nine of 10 passes for 126 yards and four touchdowns while Evan Will was six of seven passing for 66 yards and a TD. Will also rushed for 41 ardss and a TD on four attempts. Jachin Bonura had six pass receptions for 108 yards and three touchdownss while Ben Roeder had three catches for 54 yards and a TD. Cameron Brian paced the Cair Paravel defense with 10 tackles. Marais des Cygnes Valley is 0-2 after a 52-0 loss to Madison last week and has been outscored 98-0 in its first two games.

TOPEKA WEST (0-2, 0-2) at DE SOTO (1-1, 1-0) 

MalachiBergSeaman2Topeka West senior quarterback Malachi Berg and the Chargers will be looking for their first win Friday at De Soto. [File photo/TSN]

Topeka West senior quarterback Malachi Berg threw for one touchdown and ran for another last Friday but the rest of the night belonged to Leavenworth, which rolled to a 61-14 United Kansas Conference win at Hummer Sports Park. Topeka West, 0-2, 0-2, opened up an early lead on 67-yard touchdown pass from Berg to senior Kamen Jones and Berg later scored on a 55-yard run  But the Chargers had no answer for Leavenworth quarterback Eddie McLaughlin, who rushed for 226 yards and scored five touchdowns on 13 carres as the Pioneers topped the 400-yard rushing mark on the night. De Soto is coming off a 28-21 non-league loss to Washburn Rural last Friday.

TOPEKA HIGH (0-2) at LIBERAL (1-1)

Topeka High is still looking for its first win of the season after dropping a 59-7 decision at Manhattan last Friday in the Centennial League opener for both teams. Topeka High scored its lone touchdown on a 2-yard run from senior quarterback Peyton Wheat midway through the third quarter. The Trojans will make the long trek to Liberal Friday for a non-league contest. Liberal is 1-1 on the season after a 53-0 non-league win over Centennial League member Emporia last Friday.