ORRICK -- Junior Alex Martinez ran for 204 yards and three touchdowns Friday as the Santa Fe football team picked up its third win in the last four games, 35-22 at I-70 Conference foe Orrick.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead on an 11-yard run by freshman Ben Reeders and Martinez TD runs of 5 and 15 yards. Martinez accounted for 65 of Santa Fe's 67 yards of the third scoring drive.
The Bearcats narrowed the deficit on senior Derrick Dennis' 8-yard rumble to cap a 12-play series midway through the third quarter, but Martinez broke off an 18-yard dash three minutes later.
Another 12-play Orrick drive ended with Dennis' 5-yard scoring run, but the Chiefs took only five snaps to answer on senior Matt Bodenhamer's 13-yard bootleg.
The Bearcats got a 65-yard breakaway from sophomore Lane Barker to cap the scoring with over eight minutes remaining in the contest.
Dennis gained 200 yards on 33 carries for Orrick (0-7, 0-6 I-70), which was hurt by three fumbles.
Martinez was also in on 24 tackles, 18 solo, for Santa Fe (4-3, 3-3). The Chiefs are at home Friday against St. Paul, which suffered its first loss of the season at Wellington-Napoleon, 36-14.
SWEET SPRINGS -- Crest Ridge scored the game's first 42 points Friday for a 48-18 I-70 Conference victory at Sweet Springs.
The Cougars took advantage of six takeaways, five on interceptions, and 197 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns engineered by junior quarterback Ethan Matthews.
Sophomore Justin Donald got Crest Ridge on the board two minutes into the contest with a 22-yard run, and less than a half-minute later senior Hayden Stringer returned the first of his two picks 64 yards for a score.
Then Matthews went to work, running in from 16 yards out and tossing three touchdown passes: a 6-yarder to Stringer and throws of 3 and 15 yards to McCune.
The Greyhounds ended the skein with senior Derrick Nelson's 6-yard run with three minutes remaining in the first half, but Crest Ridge came back to score on a 6-yard run by Matthews.
The Cougars (4-3, 4-2 I-70) didn't score in the second half, but Sweet Springs was unable to mount a challenge. Junior Jeffery Hall fired a 30-yard TD strike to junior Nathan Vogelsmeier with a minute left in the third quarter and sophomore Jared Dillon took an interception 35 yards into the end zone during the game's final minute.
The 'Hounds (2-5, 1-4) head to Lone Jack for a league game Friday.
PARIS -- Senior Steven Hayhurst compiled 244 total yards and 23 points Friday to lead Paris to a 34-26 Lewis and Clark Conference home win over Slater.
The teams traded touchdowns throughout the first half, mainly on big plays. Junior Mat Curren went on sprints of 44 and 36 yards and junior Caleb Pemberton dashed 55 yards for the Wildcats, who led 20-19 at halftime on junior Tyler Buglovsky's two-point conversion.
Hayhurst's second touchdown run of the game, from 26 yards out, and his two-point run put the Coyotes ahead, 27-20. Buglovsky scored on a two-run keeper, but Slater was unable to convert any extra points and trailed by one with 10 minutes remaining.
A 34-yard Hayhurst run and kick gave Paris (3-4, 2-1 L&C) the eight-point lead it would preserve thanks to its third interception of the game, the second by Hayhurst.
Curren, Pemberton and senior Drew Weiker each rushed for more than 80 yards for the 'Cats (1-6, 0-3), who host 10th-ranked Westran on Friday.