BULLPUP JV, 9TH FOOTBALL HAMMER BUHLER!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
BUHLER – While the varsity match-up this past Friday was a battle, on Monday the McPherson junior varsity and freshman football teams turned the tables by going on the road and hammering Buhler on Monday.
Both teams finished with similar schools as the Bullpup junior varsity scored a 26-6 victory while the freshman Pups won 24-6.
JV FLIES PAST BUHLER 26-6!
Dylan Rinker has the reputation of being the kid with the strong arm and he showed just that on Monday as he threw for three touchdown passes in the first half while the Bullpup defense put the clamps down on the Crusader offense to give McPherson a commanding 20-6 advantage at the halftime break.
All three of Rinker’s scoring passes were over 40 yards in length, with his favorite receiver for the day being Gus Ruddle as the duo connected for scoring plays covering 50 and 40 yards before Rinker found Aiden Hoover connected for the third scoring pass from 50 yards out.
Hoover scored the final Bullpup touchdown of the day on a short seven-yard scamper in the second half.
Next up for the junior varsity Bullpups will be next Monday when they play host to Augusta.
9th GRADE PUPS SCORE 24-6 WIN OVER CRUSADERS!
Dominating on both sides of the game on Monday, the freshman Bullpups took care of business on the road at Buhler with a 24-6 victory.
Jaytin Gumm was the big gun for the McPherson offense by scoring three touchdowns on runs of 1, 40 and 20 yards, while Luke Schroeder added another score on an 11-yard rumble.
The freshman Pups scored their victory without starting quarterback Hunter Alvord who left the game on the second play after incurring an injury, leaving the offense to be controlled by Hadlee Backhus.
“Really proud of our guys and how physical they played,” noted freshman Coach Heath Gerstner. “We controlled both the offensive and defensive lines from the start. The defense was sound all day and created six turnovers. Offensively, I was really proud of Hadlee (Backhus) for stepping right in and leading our offense after Hunter (Alvord) went down with an injury. Our offensive line was dominant for our backs. This group is really fun to coach, and I thought we played our best football tonight.”
The freshman Pups will be back home next Monday when they play host to Hays.
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