By William

INMAN – It was not total dominance on Friday for the Inman football team, but it came close as they dismantled Remington 50-7 at home to advance to the Class 1A state quarterfinals.

With the victory the Teutons are 8-2 on the season and will now be matched up with Conway Springs on the road next Friday, November 13. Conway Springs, a long-time powerhouse, will bring a 9-1 record to the game after holding off Plainville 14-7.

Inman scored three times in each of the first two quarters to take a commanding 42-0 lead into the halftime break as Kendyn Blank scored twice on runs of eight and 45 yards and Carter Brown found the end zone twice as well with a 34 yard scoring run and then catching a five-yard pass from Jace Doerksen. Tanner Heckel and Kyler Konrade also added scoring runs of 14 and 40 yards respectively with Brown converting all six of his extra point attempts.

Blank added one more score in the third quarter on a seven-yard scamper before Remington finally found the end zone in the final quarter to make the final score of 50-7.

“I thought we came out with a lot of energy tonight,” noted Teuton Head Coach Lance Sawyer. “We were able to jump on them early and not let up.”

The Teuton defense came to play as they held Remington to just under 100 yards with 98 on 53 offensive plays with all 98 coming on the ground. Carter Brown, returning after sitting out last weeks game, was a complete terror as he recorded 13 total tackles which included nine solo stops and four tackles that resulted in a loss of yardage. Kyler Konrade had 8.5 tackles with five solo stops and Samuel Shober recorded five tackles as the Teutons had 20 players put a defensive stat by their name in the scorebook. As a team Inman recorded a total of 10 tackles that resulted in a loss of yardage by Remington.

Speaking of the defensive performance, Coach Sawyer said, “Our defense was extremely good. Our linebacking core of Mason Carter, Kyler Konrade, Carter Brown, and Nate Shober had a great game. Nate Shober had one of his best games of his senior season as he is like the coach on the field for the defense.”

When on offense, the Teutons rolled up 371 yards with 37 plays which included 126 through the air and another 245 yards on the ground by nine different players. The one negative for the Teutons was a lost fumble and being flagged seven times for 53 yards in penalties.

Jace Doerksen completed eight of eleven passes while Blank led the Teutons with 91 yards rushing and Derick Johnson pulled down three passes covering 77 yards.

Coach Sawyer concluded his post-game reflections by praising his offense and saying, “Offensively, we were able to spread the ball around and keep them off balance. Kendyn Blank had a great game running the ball while Derick Johnson was able to make plays after the catch. Jace Doerksen did a great job of hitting the open receivers and with the game he had, Jace has become the school record holder for passing yards in a season with 1,457.”

Remington at INMAN

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Remington      0          0          0          7          7

INMAN             21        21        8          0          50

(Team, Player/Scoring Play, Extra Point Attempt, Overall Score)


INMAN = Kendyn Blank scored on an 8-yard run (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-7

INMAN = Tanner Heckel scored on a 14-yard run (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-14

INMAN = Kyler Konrade scored on a 40-yard run (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-21


INMAN = Kendyn Blank scored on a 45-yard run (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-28

INMAN = Carter Brown scored on a 34-yard run (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-35

INMAN = Carter Brown scored on a 5-yard pass from Jace Doerksen (Carter Brown made Kick) 0-42


INMAN = Kendyn Blank scored on a 7-yard run (2-Point Conversion was Good) 0-50


Remington = Scored on a 12-yard run (Kick was Good) 7-50

TEAM STATS:                                   Remington                  INMAN

1st Downs                                            10                                15

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   53-98                           37-371

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       0-3-0-0                        8-11-126-1-0

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       46-98-1                        23-245-6

Turnovers (Fumbles-Lost-Int)            0-0-0                            1-1-0

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-63                             7-53


Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Jace Doerksen 8-11-126-1-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Kendyn Blank 6-91-3; Kyler Konrade 5-54-1; Tanner Heckel 2-48-1; Carter Brown 2-47-1; Talon Welch 1-12-0; Harrison Brunk 2-4-0; Dawson McConnell 1-3-0; Kellen Schrag 3-3-0; Samuel Shober 1-3-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Derick Johnson 3-77-0; Kendyn Blank 1-20-0; Eli Brunk 1-14-0; Kyler Konrade 2-10-0; Carter Brown 1-5-1.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assist-Sacks-TFL): Carter Brown 13.0-9-8-0.0-4.0; Kyler Konrade 8.5-5-7-0.0-1.0; Samuel Shober 5.0-3-4-0.0-0.5; Darien Dawes 3.5-2-3-0.0-0.5; Mason Carter 2.5-2-1-0.0-1.0; Grant Thimmesch 2.0-1-2-0.0-1.0; Kendyn Blank 2.0-1-2-0.0-0.0; Tanner Heckel 2.0-1-2-0.0-0.5; Jace Doerksen 1.5-0-3-0.0-0.0; Eli Brunk 1.0-0-2-0.0-0.0; Harrison Brunk 1.0-1-0-0.0-0.0; Zachary Martisko 1.0-1-0-0.0-0.0; Jesse Ballard 1.0-1-0-0.0-0.0; Thomas Evans 1.0-1-0-0.0-1.0; Dawson Mannebach 1.0-0-2-0.0-0.0; Talon Welch 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0; Josiah Buller 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.5; Lakin McEuen 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0; Derick Johnson 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0; Zaden Johnson 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0; Team 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0.

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