By RICK PETERSON
MA'KENTTIS ADAMS, Washburn Rural
A 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior running back, Adams carried the ball 16 times for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 19 and 58 yards last Friday night as Washburn Rural improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-10 non-league win over Piper at Bowen-Glaze Stadium.
ALLEN BAUGHMAN, Shawnee Heights
Baughman, a junior running back, continued his breakout season in Shawnee Heights' 14-7 United Kansas Conference victory at Seaman Friday night. Baughman carried the ball 27 times for 183 yards and scored both touchdowns against Seaman and has 497 rushing yards and seven TDs on 66 carries on the season for the 2-1 T-Birds.
LENNY NJOROGE, Topeka West
The Topeka West senior cross country star posted his second individual victory in three races on the season in Saturday's Baldwin Invitational, clocking a five-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 52.87 seconds to win by just under 38 seconds. Njoroge now has two wins and a runner-up finish in his three starts this fall.
TRE RICHARDSON, Highland Park
Richardson, a senior, scored six touchdowns and also picked off a pass and scored a pair of 2-point conversions Friday night as Highland Park ran its record to 3-0 with a 63-36 Meadowlark Conference victory over Kansas City-Sumner Academy at Hummer Sports Park. Richardson has now had a hand in 20 touchdowns in the first three weeks of the season.
DEVON RUTSCHMANN, Washburn Rural
A junior soccer standout, Rutschmann scored a career-high five goals in Washburn Rural's 8-0 Centennial League soccer victory at Hayden last Thursday. Rutschmann, who also had an assist, scored five Rural goals in a row at one point against Hayden and now has eight goals and seven assists on the season for the 6-1-0 Junior Blues.
JENSEN SCHRICKEL, Hayden
Schrickel, a 5-foot-9, 145-pound sophomore, scored four touchdowns and 31 points as Hayden's football team improved to 3-0 with a 55-34 home win over Rossville last Friday night. Schrickel, a state champion in track and field, returned the opening kickoff 74 yards for a TD and also scored on a 67-yard punt return, a 48-yard pass reception, a 12-yard run and kicked seven extra points.