Bluejays dominate Wamego Red Raiders, improve to 7-0

Junior linebacker Gabe Garber, left, and senior cornerback Mason Spellmeier, right, provide downfield blocking on this interception by senior defensive back Braeden Cox, who went 70 yards for the touchdown on Friday, October 12, against Wamego.

Wamego’s Red Raiders came to town last Friday, Oct. 12, sporting a 4-2 record and looking to play the spoiler in the Bluejays undefeated record. In spite of the wet field conditions, Sabetha’s defense swarmed the Raiders to keep them scoreless and cruise to the easy victory 56-0.

Sabetha had 188 yards to Wamego’s 134 in the first two quarters. The Jays had three possessions and scored four times — with help from the defense — and jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half.

Tristan Edelman scored on a 1-yard run early in the first quarter, and Joseph Gruber capped off a 12 play, 86-yard drive with a 2-yard tote to the end zone early in the second quarter. Quarterback Gabe Garber connected on a 26-yard pass to Ryan Stapleton in the waning minutes of the half for a score, and Braeden Cox intercepted a Wamego pass and took it to the house from 70 yards out with 31 seconds remaining before the intermission.

“Defensively, our guys executed the game plan really well,” said Head Coach Garrett Michael. “I was very pleased with our team’s mentality on the weather and the conditions of the field and we were definitely the more mentally tough team.”

Garber culminated the opening drive of the second half with a 1-yard carry to the end zone to make the score 33-0. On Wamego’s subsequent possession — punting from deep in their own territory — the kick was blocked and recovered by Joel Hackney who ferried it into the end zone for the score.

Sabetha led 40-0 headed into the final frame and commanded the field with every possession without being forced to punt the entire night.

“Offensively, our guys just took what they gave us,” Coach Michael said. “I was pleased with scoring in every phase of the game and the offense having zero turnovers.”

Mason Spellmeier and Drew Schmelzle added the final two daggers in the fourth quarter, both capping off drives with 3-yard touchdown runs.

“Our kicking game had another great performance, keeping the ball away from their dangerous returners and kicking another 27-yard field goal,” Coach Michael said.

Cox — the kicker — contributed 14 points in the 56-0 victory with a touchdown on an interception, a field goal, and five P.A.T.s.

Sabetha improves to 7-0 on the season.

The Bluejays take on the 2-5 Royal Valley Panthers on the road on Friday, Oct. 19, to close out the regular season.

 

10.12.2018 Wamego

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TAC

SKS

INT

FUM RCY

#      REC

REC  YDS

#         RU

RU YDS

Colby Tinklin

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Braeden Cox

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Mason Spellmeier

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joel Hackney

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joe Gruber

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ryan Stapleton

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jesse Burger

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andrew Frazee

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jalen Worthley

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ross Duncan

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drew Schmelzle

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kamden Brownlee

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gabe Garber

8

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Cory Geist

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cauy Rokey

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Carson Ukele

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Walker Lowdermilk

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Kyle Grimm

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Elliott Strahm

6

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

TEAM TOTALS

SHS

WAM

FIRST DOWNS

23

12

THIRD DOWN CONV.

6

2

FOURTH DOWN CONV.

3

4

# RUSHES

54

35

RUSHING YARDS

313

112

RUSHING AVG. YARDS

5.8

3.2

PASSING YARDS

26

62

# COMPLETIONS

1

9

# PASSES

1

19

# INTERCEPTIONS

0

2

PUNTING YARDS

0

-5

FUMBLES/LOST

0

1

PENALTIES/LOST YARDS

5/35

6/55

TOTAL OFFENSE

339

174

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