KVL football report: Week Seven
The battle for supremacy on Highway 24-40 went down to the wire and then some Friday night as Basehor-Linwood needed two overtimes and a goal-line stand to hold off Tonganoxie, 28-27, in their district opener.
The Bobcats gave the Chieftains their first KVL loss of the season and, in the process, guaranteed Turner at least a share of the league crown. The Golden Bears wrapped up their league slate last week with a 4-1 record and needed someone to beat Tonganoxie to forge at least a tie atop the standings.
Currently, BLHS, Turner and Tonganoxie all have one league loss and are tied atop the standings with the unbalanced league schedule.
Neither Basehor nor Tonganoxie are in the clear yet, though. Both have two league games remaining in their Class 4A district, and neither game will be easy. Piper edged Bishop Ward, 27-19, in the other district opener in what is widely considered one of the toughest districts in the state in any class.
In the 5A ranks, all for KVL teams at the 5A classification won their district openers. Mill Valley and Lansing both shut out their opponents, while Turner needed overtime to beat Sumner Academy and Bonner Springs needed a touchdown in the final minutes.
TEAM KVL ALL
Basehor-Linwood 5-1 6-1
Turner 4-1 6-1
Tonganoxie 2-1 5-2
Piper 4-2 5-2
Bishop Ward 4-2 5-2
Mill Valley 2-2 4-3
Bonner Springs 2-4 3-4
Perry-Lecompton 1-3 1-6
Lansing 1-5 2-5
Santa Fe Trail 0-4 0-7
WEEK SEVEN SCORES:
Basehor-Linwood 28, Tonganoxie 27, 2OT
Piper 27, Bishop Ward 19
Mill Valley 29, Schlagle 0
Bonner Springs 26, Highland Park 20
Lansing 40, Washington 0
Turner 28, Sumner Academy 22, OT
Eudora 45, Perry-Lecompton 14
Baldwin 62, Santa Fe Trail 10
WEEK EIGHT GAMES:
Lansing vs. Schlagle
Mill Valley vs. Washington
Bonner Springs vs. Shawnee Heights
Turner vs. Wyandotte
Basehor-Linwood vs. Bishop Ward
Piper vs. Tonganoxie
Perry-Lecompton vs. Baldwin
Santa Fe Trail vs. Eudora
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