Jr. High Football 09-15-2011
Written by craig Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:46
Halstead Middle SchoolTakes two from the Trojans.
The Halstead Dragons traveled to Hillsboro last Thursday night. It was a beautiful fall night as the sweatshirts were brought out, quite a contrast from the 100 heat two weeks earlier. Once again the Dragons posted shut outs on Defense. On offense it was a different story as the two groups combined for a total of 117 points.
The 7th grade opened the night scoring 44 points. Lakye Heimerman led the way with 113 yards, 2 touchdowns and a PAT. Jacob Witt made his debut as running back, rushing for 46 and adding two Touchdowns. Gage Hardtarfer rumbled 48 yards for a score as well. Tacking on two point conversions were Andy Theilen, and Cory Heibert. Defensively the 7th Grade was led by Jacob Witt 8 tackles and a Fumble Recovery. Followed by Cameron O’Neill with 6 tackles and a sack. Hardtarfer added a fumble recovery, while Kenton Freeman added a sack. Rounding out the Defense was a couple of interceptions by Kaden O’Neal and Chase Vansteenburg.
The 8th Grade had an offensive explosion as they scored 73 points. Leading the Touchdowns were Blake Beckett and Casey Kohr with 3 apiece. Leading the rushing was Christian Morris, with 78 yards, one touchdown and a PAT. Others that scored Touchdowns were Eli McKee, Dylan Ratzlaff, and Jayden Kniffen. Six Dragons added PAT’s including, Morris, Beckett, McKee, Ratzlaff, Kaleb Smith and Tate Kaufman. Kaufman also kicked one through the uprights for the first one point conversion on the season. Defensively Morris and McKee were leading tacklers with 5. The Dragons accumulated 7 Fumble Recoveries. Noah Davidson, Taylor Armstrong, McKee and Kniffen each had one. Devin Chesky had 3 in 5 minutes,which has to be some sort of a record.
Next up for the Dragons is Hesston this Thursday at Hess Field. 7th Grade kickoff at 5:00 followed by the 8th Grade.
Jr. High Swats Down Hesston 53-6
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:42 Written by craig Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:27
HMS Splits Hesston Improve to 4-0.
Halstead Middle School hosted the Hesston Swathers Sept. 22, 2011. The 7th Grade started off the night with the battle of unbeatens. Halstead entered with a 4-0 record and the Swathers at 3-0. It was a game where the young 7th graders could not get the offense firing on all cylinders. Everytime they caught a break, they would turn around and make a mistake of their own. Defensively they played tremendous only allowing only two big plays. Unfortunately the two big plays resulted in Touchdowns. It just was not their night as Hesston blanked the Dragons 14-0.
The 8th Grade started the game a little emotional. The fumbled the opening play and then were scored on 3 plays later. The first score the Defense has allowed this season. After a few more penalties and a time out the boys finally relaxed and played their game. That would be the only score that Hesston would have as the 8th graded cut down the Swathers 53-6. The Offense was led by Blake Beckett 126 yards rushing, 51 yards receiving, 3 rushing touchdowns and 2 PAT’s. Followed by Eli McKee with 88 yards rushing 47 yards receiving, 28 yards passing and 3 rushing touchdowns. Dylan Ratzlaff added 53 yards rushing a touchdown, and 2 PAT’s. Christian Morris had 50 yards rushing. Rounding out the offense was Kaleb Smith 51 yards receiving and a PAT. Trevor Thomas 11 yards rushing and 115 yards passing.
Defensively the Dragons were led by Beckett 11 tackles and a sack. McKee 10 tackles. Smith and Taylor Armstrong add a Fumble Recoveries and Ratzlaff and Thomas each had an interception. The 8th Grade improves to 4-0, while the 7th Grade falls to 4-1. Next up the Dragons travel to Sterling to face the undefeated Black Bear team. Kick off will be at 6:00 with a 5th quarter that follows.