Archive for Friday, September 3, 2010

Tonganoxie drubs Ward in season opener

Tonganoxie High defensive back Dylan Scates heads down the sideline after intercepting a pass against Bishop Ward on Friday night at Beatty Field. The Chieftains finished with four takeaways in a dominating 54-6 victory in their season opener.

Tonganoxie High defensive back Dylan Scates heads down the sideline after intercepting a pass against Bishop Ward on Friday night at Beatty Field. The Chieftains finished with four takeaways in a dominating 54-6 victory in their season opener.

September 3, 2010

THS linebacker AJ Gilbert and his Tonganoxie teammates celebrate after Gilbert recovered a fumble in the first quarter of the Chieftains' 54-6 victory on Friday.

THS linebacker AJ Gilbert and his Tonganoxie teammates celebrate after Gilbert recovered a fumble in the first quarter of the Chieftains' 54-6 victory on Friday.

Normally presents aren’t a part of the Labor Day holiday weekend. But the Tonganoxie High football team unwrapped a big box of blowout victory Friday night at Beatty Field.

The Chieftains scored on each of their first two plays from scrimmage and utilized four takeaways in a dominating, 54-6 season-opening win against visiting Bishop Ward.

Before the Cyclones knew what hit them, THS grasped momentum with a 68-yard run by senior quarterback Jeremy Carlisle just 20 seconds into the home romp.

After a Dylan Scates interception and 39-yard return, senior Tonganoxie running back Shawn Marin busted a 21-yard touchdown run to give his team a two-score lead 2:20 into the game.

Although Ward got on the scoreboard with a TD pass in the first quarter, that was the last time the Cyclones sniffed the end zone.

A 26-0 run from the Chieftains (1-0 overall, 1-0 Kaw Valley League) in the second quarter put the game to bed before halftime.

Carlisle capped a 59-yard drive by plowing across the goal line on a one-yard touchdown. Later, Marin broke another long scoring run, this one for 38 yards. Scates joined the end zone party with a 22-yard run before Carlisle got his only passing TD of the evening on a 53-yard reception by Adrian Whittington.

Senior fullback Ian McClellan ran for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, giving THS a 48-point advantage.

AJ Gilbert and Dallas Jacobs both recovered fumbles for Tonganoxie and Marin had an interception.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the Chieftains play at Piper, in Kansas City, Kan.

Score by quarters

Ward 6 0 0 0 — 6

THS 14 26 14 0 — 54

Scoring

T — Jeremy Carlisle 68 run. Amos White kick.

T — Shawn Marin 21 run. White kick.

W — Airon Webb 22 pass from Peter McKiernan. Andrew Schneider kick failed.

T — Carlisle 1 run. White kick.

T — Marin 38 run. White kick wide left.

T — Dylan Scates 22 run. White kick.

T — Adrian Whittington 53 pass from Carlisle. White kick blocked.

T — Ian McClellan 3 run. White kick.

T — McClellan 7 run. White kick.

THS rushing: Jeremy Carlisle 18-122, Shawn Marin 4-81, Dylan Scates 4-81, Ian McClellan 7-47, Cole Holloway 2-20, Joe Wolfe 3-14, Julius Coats 1-8, Garret Elston 2-8, Tyler Ford 2-7, Dylan Yates 1-2, Adam Thomas 1-1, Shane Levy 1-1, Luke Carey 1-0, Brady Waldeier 2-0, Noa Puebla 3-0, Derek Lingo 1- minus-3.

THS passing: Jeremy Carlisle 3-5-84.

THS receiving: Adrian Whittington 2-65, Dallas Jacobs 1-19.

Comments

Jason Bailey 4 years, 1 month ago

I was there and was appalled by Coach Elston leaving in his first string when it was obvious a smackdown was happening on the field. You could just tell by the body language of Bishop's players that they were de-moralized yet Elston left his starters in and just kept driving it home. In addition, he continued to call deep route passing plays instead of just slants, passes to the flat, or running plays. This is a flagrant lack of class and reflects poorly on our town. We deserve better.

I will not attend another Tongie game due to Elston's lack of sportsmanship. Coach, you need to act like you've been here before. There is no reason to run up the score.

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only1 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow! Lack of sportmanship? Are you serious? Pulled the starters early in the 3rd quarter. Played the freshmen the entire 4th quarter. When was he supposed to pull the starters in the 2nd quarter? Those kids deserve to play, they are juniors and seniors who have put in a lot of work. I was there too, and Elston could have made the score 80 or even 90 to 6 if he would have wanted to. Either you know nothing about football or you have an axe to grind.

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me 4 years, 1 month ago

Oh quit your whining. It's the first game of the year, what better way to start of the season than with a giant boost of confidence. Seeing what your team is capable of doing has nothing to do with sportsmanship. And with the high morale for the team after this first win, we won't notice your absence at all, jason2007. Have a good time being a wet blanket for the rest of the season. GO TONGIE!

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