Bluejays win over Red Hawks

Junior Kaden Dillon drives the ball down the field during the Sabetha-Hiawatha contest on Friday, October 4.

How would the Bluejays react to their first loss in more than two years? They put it in the rearview and focused on the next opponent, which in their case was the 0-4 Hiawatha Red Hawks. On a cool, rainy night, the Jays amassed nearly 500 muddy yards in the contest to take the home victory 53-0.

“I felt we came a little flat and we have to get that fixed as we move through district play,” said Head Coach Garrett Michael.

Sabetha’s defense gave up the first of only three first downs to the Red Hawks on the opening drive of the game. However, they would force a punt a few plays later, and the offense would take the field for the first time.

Andrew Frazee erupted with a 34-yard tote from the first play from scrimmage, and five plays later Gabe Garber found the end zone from 1-yard out. With the Linus Krauss kick splitting the uprights, Sabetha led 7-0

But Sabetha’s second offensive series was cut short when Hiawatha’s Trent Kolb intercepted a pass with about five minutes left in the first quarter. Hiawatha would turn the ball over on downs on the subsequent possession.

The Jays would go up 14-0 late in the first with a 12-yard touchdown run by Michael Gugelman, and then Gugelman added to his team’s lead in the second frame with a 1-yard dive to boost Sabetha’s advantage to 21-0.

Garber connected with receiver Drew Schmelzle for a 3-yard pitch and catch just before the half to give Sabetha a 27-0 lead at the intermission.

Garber and Gugelman added a score in the third period, as well as Ross Duncan who rambled for 23 yards for a touchdown to put the Jays up 47-0.

Backup quarterback Kaden Dillon added the last dagger early in the fourth on a nine-play, 41-yard drive to get into the end zone from 11 yards out.

Sabetha’s defense blanked the Red Hawks on the scoreboard and held them to just 53 total yards of offense on the night.

“Anytime you get a shutout defensively in the Big Seven, and in our District, that is a great thing,” Coach Michael said.

Gugelman finished with 155 yards on 16 totes with three touchdowns, Frazee had 128 yards on eight carries, and Skyler Arnold tallied 86 yards on nine carries.

“I was proud of our offense not having any fumbles during a wet game,” Coach Michael said.

Sabetha faces the 4-1 Holton Wildcats on the road on Friday, Oct. 11.

“Holton will be a physical test for us both offensively and defensively,” Coach Michael said, “but I feel our guys are up for the challenge.”

10.4.2019 vs. Hiawatha

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TAC

SKS

INT

FUM RCY

#      REC

REC  YDS

#         RU

RU YDS

Tristan Wittwer

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Foster Saner

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Thadd Menold

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andrew Frazee

2

0

1

0

0

0

8

128

Noah Nonnast

0

0

0

0

1

32

0

0

Kaden Dillon

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

9

Skyler Arnold

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

86

Kaden Edelman

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

16

Ross Duncan

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

40

Michael Gugelman

2

0

0

0

0

0

16

155

Shane Frey

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drew Schmelzle

5

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

Gabe Garber

7

0

0

0

0

0

10

30

Braden Mitchell

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jordan Gatz

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cody Holthaus

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Colby Tinklin

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brett Goodman

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Walker Lowdermilk

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gavin White

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kaleb Evans

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Colby Buser

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kaleb Grimm

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TEAM TOTALS

PASSING STATS

SHS

HIA

Name

PASS COMP-ATT. (EX. 7-12)

PASSING YARDS

PASS FOR TD

INTER. THROWN

FIRST DOWNS

27

3

Gabe Garber

2-3

35

1

1

THIRD DOWN CONV.

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

FOURTH DOWN CONV.

2

0

3

0

0

0

0

# RUSHES

52

31

4

0

0

0

0

RUSHING YARDS

464

43

5

0

0

0

0

RUSHING AVG. YARDS

8.9

1.4

PASSING YARDS

35

9

# COMPLETIONS

2

1

# PASSES

6

3

# INTERCEPTIONS

1

1

PUNTING YARDS

0

20.9

FUMBLES/LOST

0

0

PENALTIES/LOST YARDS

4/30

7/40

TOTAL OFFENSE

499

52

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