Bluejays defeat the Red Hawks

Junior defensive back Joe Gruber upends this Hiawatha receiver after this completed pass during first half action on Friday, October 20, versus Hiawatha.

The 2-5 Hiawatha Red Hawks came to town to take on the Bluejays on the gridiron last Friday, Oct. 20, in a District/Big Seven showdown. Sabetha used their ground game and converted four Hiawatha turnovers into points to dominate the game with a 70-6 victory.

Junior Braeden Cox knocks this extra point through on the Jays third touchdown of the third quarter during first half action on Friday, October 20, versus Hiawatha.

“We liked how our kids had a business-like week of practice and came out firing on all cylinders,” said Head Coach Garrett Michael.

The Jays logged 295 yards on the ground and averaged 11.3 yards per tote in the first half, and they found the end zone on eight occasions to build a huge advantage.

Gabe Garber had two touchdowns in the half, with his longest score on a 25-yard run. Wyatt Beyer had a pair of scores in the first two quarters, portaging to pay dirt from 9 yards and 34 yards out. Garber led his team in rushing with 83 yards on seven carries, with Joel Hackney following with 59 and Beyer with 50 yards.

Seniors Tanner Ukele (No. 66) and Wyatt Beyer (No. 21) lead the way around the left end for junior runningback Joel Hackney, during first half action on Friday, October 20, versus Hiawatha.

“It was great to see the offensive line pave the way for seven guys to average over 9 yards per carry,” Michael said. “Our defense worked hard at defending the pass, and they did a good job of slowing Hiawatha’s passing game.”

Sabetha recovered a squib kick, blocked a kick, had two fumble recoveries — one of which was for a touchdown — and three interceptions, all in the first half.

Hiawatha was held scoreless in the second half, and with the “mercy rule” in effect the clock slipped away quickly. Mason Engelken scored on a 19-yard carry early in the third frame to extend Sabetha’s lead to 64-6.

With a comfortable lead, it was time for the reserve players to get a taste of playoff football.

“We loved that every player got to play in the game,” Michael said.

The right side of Sabetha’s offensive line are ready to fire off the ball during first half action on Friday, October 20, versus Hiawatha.

Andrew Frazee posted the final score for the Bluejays when he found an opening on the left side of the line and cruised into the end zone from 29 yards out.

Braeden Cox was six of seven on the night for point-after attempts, and the Bluejays dominated the Red Hawks 70-6.

Sabetha improves to 7-1 on the season and looks ahead to their final District playoff contest against the 2-6 Riverside Cyclones. The Cyclones took the loss to Nemaha Central 49-0 in week eight and will travel to Sabetha this Thursday night, Oct. 26.

10.20.2017 vs. Hiawatha

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TAC

SKS

INT

FUM RCY

#      REC

REC  YDS

#         RU

RU YDS

Cole Oehn

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Braeden Cox

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Tristan Edelman

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

13

Blake Frey

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joel Hackney

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

59

Joe Gruber

2

0

0

1

0

0

4

45

Ryan Stapleton

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brandon Brownlee

5

0

0

0

0

0

2

25

Andrew Frazee

3

0

0

0

0

0

7

61

Mason Engelken

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

52

Kaden Dillon

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Wyatt Beyer

2

0

0

0

0

0

5

50

Kamden Brownlee

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gabe Garber

3

0

0

0

0

0

8

91

Riley Herrmann

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Isaac Sunderland

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

David Dyke

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cody Holthaus

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cory Geist

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Carson Ukele

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Walker Lowdermilk

9

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Josh Compo

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kyle Grimm

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Elliot Strahm

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Kaleb Grimm

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Seth Burdick

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TEAM TOTALS

SHS

HIA

FIRST DOWNS

19

14

THIRD DOWN CONV.

2/5

5/13

FOURTH DOWN CONV.

2/3

2/4

# RUSHES

39

26

RUSHING YARDS

398

56

RUSHING AVG. YARDS

10.2

2.2

PASSING YARDS

0

135

# COMPLETIONS

0

16

# PASSES

1

33

# INTERCEPTIONS

0

2

PUNTING YARDS

0

13

FUMBLES/LOST

0

3

PENALTIES/LOST YARDS

4/35

2/20

TOTAL OFFENSE

398

191

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