Tonganoxie rallies but loses at Piper, 14-13
Kansas City, Kan. It’s not often that a football team can hold its opponent scoreless for the night and still lose the game but that’s exactly what happened to Tonganoxie High Saturday.
The problem for the Chieftains in a 14-13 loss to Piper was the two touchdowns they allowed Friday night, before the game was suspended due to thunderstorms.
In the two-plus quarters played Saturday, THS outscored the Pirates 6-0 (the Chieftains trailed 14-7 when play resumed) as the defense forced two takeaways and three three-and-outs.
It took Tonganoxie (1-1 overall, 1-1 Kaw Valley League) until the final minutes of the fourth quarter to score its second touchdown of the game. An eight-play, 49-yard drive that featured first-down runs by Ian McClellan and Shawn Marin culminated with a 13-yard touchdown pass from THS second-string quarterback Brady Waldeier to receiver Adrian Whittington (who also caught a TD pass in the second quarter) with 1:52 remaining.
The Chieftains were in position to tie the game but reliable junior kicker Amos White had an extremely rare miss on the extra point, sending the tying attempt wide right by no more than two feet.
With no timeouts remaining, Tonganoxie tried an onside kick but the ball didn’t travel 10 yards and PHS (1-1, 1-1) ran out the clock with three kneel-downs.
Whittington, Dylan Scates and Jeremy Carlisle all had interceptions for THS in the disappointing road loss.
At 7 p.m. Friday, the Chieftains play host to Mill Valley for their homecoming game.
Score by quarters
THS 0 7 0 6 — 13
PHS 7 7 0 0 — 14
P — Glenn Morris 49 run. Matt Woolley kick.
T — Adrian Whittington 27 pass from Jeremy Carlisle. Amos White kick.
P — Jaron Guess 27 pass from Beau Soucie. Woolley kick.
T — Whittington 13 pass from Brady Waldeier. White kick wide right.
THS rushing: Jeremy Carlisle 18-96, Shawn Marin 9-30, Dylan Scates 7-24, Ian McClellan 8-20, Brady Waldeier 2-4.
THS passing: Jeremy Carlisle 4-10-75 one intercepted, Brady Waldeier 1-2-13.
THS receiving: Adrian Whittington 3-53, Dylan Scates 2-35.