Archive for Monday, November 21, 2005

Holton wallops Hayden in football semifinals

November 21, 2005

The tables turned dramatically Friday in Topeka.

Holton traveled to the capital city to take on Hayden in a Class 4A substate playoff game.

Both teams entered the game with 12-0 records, but the game didn't become the classic contest it was supposed to be. Holton left Hayden with a 41-0 blowout victory.

Just two weeks ago, Hayden traveled to Tonganoxie for a second-round playoff game. On that occasion, Hayden defeated the home team by an identical 41-0 score.

Holton snapped Hayden's 26-game winning streak and prevented Hayden from winning back-to-back state titles. Holton, meanwhile, hopes to win its second title in three years when it plays in the state championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salina Central Stadium in Salina against Ulysses (12-1). UHS defeated Andale, 7-6, in its substate game Friday.

Although classes 6A through 2-1A will finish their seasons this Saturday, eight-man divisions I and II played their title games last Saturday in Russell.

South Barber defeated Hope, 30-12 and finished a perfect 13-0 for the Division I title. In Division II, Waverly defeated Palco, 50-26, and finished its championship season with a 12-1 record.

In 6A, Olathe East (12-0) and Hutchinson (11-1) will meet in the state title game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

In 5A, Salina Central (12-0) and Blue Valley-Stillwell (11-1) will play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Welch Stadium on the Emporia State campus.

Silver Lake (13-0) will play Southeast of Saline (12-1) in the 3A title game at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.

And in 2-1A, St. Marys-Colgan of Pittsburg (13-0) will play Smith Center (13-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Field on the Fort Hays State campus.

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