Chiefs crushed by University Academy
ALMA -- University Academy Charter of Kansas City built a 49-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 55-7 non-conference victory over the Santa Fe football team Friday at Alma.
The Gryphons, under the guidance of former Missouri Valley College head coach Dan Stanley, piled up 422 rushing yards on 32 carries. Senior Isaiah Newman scored on 15- and 73-yard runs in the first quarter.
University Academy added five TDS in the second period: on sophomore Monta Porter's 32-yard pass to junior Trayvon Woods-Gant, runs of 22 and 74 yards by senior Vonzell Stamps, Newman's 34-yard sprint and junior Nosa Eke's 11-yard fumble return.
Senior Alex Martinez led the Chiefs with 80 yards on 20 runs, including a 2-yarder in the final frame for the team's only score. Sophomore David Robinson answered that with a 70-yard run for the Gryphons (4-4).
Santa Fe (4-5) winds up as the sixth seed in the Class 1, District 4 Tournament and will play Friday at Cole Camp.
Wellington 34, Sweet Springs 0
WELLINGTON -- Sophomore Tristan Green ran for three touchdowns and threw for another Friday as Wellington-Napoleon handed visiting Sweet Springs a 34-0 I-70 Conference loss.
Green broke off a 71-yard run late in the first quarter to put the Tigers on the board, but they were blanked the rest of the half.
Wellington pulled away with three third-quarter touchdowns, starting with sophomore Dallas Reynolds' 29-yard dash and followed by Green runs of 13 and 8 yards. Green tossed a 20-yard scoring strike to junior Alex Rodenberg for the final tally.
Green finished with 252 yards in total offense for the Tigers (3-6, 3-4 I-70).
The Greyhounds (2-7, 1-6) got 161 yards rushing and 49 passing from senior Jeffery Hall, who returned to quarterback after a game on the offensive line.
Sweet Springs is the No. 8 seed in Class 1, District 4 and will open the tournament Thursday at I-70 champion Crest Ridge.
Marceline 47, Slater 0
MARCELINE -- Slater had barely gotten off the bus when Marceline exploded for six touchdowns during the first quarter.
As it turned out, that would be all the Tigers would get -- or need -- during a 47-0 Lewis and Clark Conference victory.
Senior Blake Belzer rushed for 119 yards on six carries -- four for touchdowns -- on runs of 34, 38, 34 and 25 yards. Junior Blake Linebaugh threw a 37-yard TD pass to sophomore Jared Best and scored on a 30-yard interception return.
Marceline (6-3, 3-2 L&C) accumulated 295 yards of offense on only 35 snaps.
The Wildcats (0-9, 0-5), who managed only 65 total yards, will begin the Class 1, District 6 Tournament on Thursday at fourth-ranked Milan.