By William / http://www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

LACROSSE – In a season where several games they played very well and a few games they played poorly; the Moundridge football team concluded their 2021 season on Thursday with a humbling 61-6 loss on the road to LaCrosse in the first round of the 8-Man Division I state playoffs.

With the loss, the Wildcats finish the season just 3-6.

LaCrosse dominated the game from the opening kickoff as they scored six times in the first quarter to take a commanding 38-0 lead.

In the second stanza, LaCrosse pulled a near shutout by adding three more touchdowns and a field goal before Moundridge’s Landon Kaufman took the final kickoff of the game and dashed seventy-eight yards for a Wildcat touchdown with just over a minute to play in the first half.

LaCrosse powered past the Moundridge defense as they covered 335 yards on twenty-nine running attempts, good for 11.8 yards per tote plus all seven of their offensive touchdowns. Two of the LaCrosse scores came on Wildcat turnovers.

Moundridge was on defense so much that they only had just short of nine minutes of offense and gained just two yards per offensive snap as they had just sixty-two yards in the game on thirty-one offensive snaps.

Four different Wildcats recorded a passing attempt as the team completed just seven-of-nineteen for just thirty-nine yards while running for just twenty-three yards on twelve carries.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS at LaCrosse  

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

WILDCATS       0          6          0          0          6         

LaCrosse         38        23        0          0          61       

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

1ST QUARTER:

LaCrosse = Scored on a 40-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-6

LaCrosse = Scored on a 49-yard run (Ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-14

LaCrosse = Scored on a 4-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-20

LaCrosse = Scored on a Recovered Fumble (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-26

LaCrosse = Scored on a 7-yard run (Kick Failed), 0-32

LaCrosse = Scored on a 46-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-38

2ND QUARTER:

LaCrosse = Scored on a 61-yard run (Ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-46

LaCrosse = Scored on a 2-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-52

LaCrosse = Scored on a 55-yard Field Goal, 0-55

LaCrosse = Scored on an Interception Return (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-61

WILDCATS = Landon Kaufman scored on a 78-yard Kickoff Return (2-Point Conversion Failed), 6-61

3RD QUARTER:

No Scoring     

4TH QUARTER:

No Scoring

TEAM STATISTICS:                         WILDCATS       LaCrosse

1ST Down                                             4                      14       

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   31-62               31-336            

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       7/19-39-0-1     1/2-1-0-0        

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       12-23-0            29-335-7         

Turnovers (Total-Fumbles-Int)           4-3-1                0-0-0

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 2-30                 8-55    

Time of Possession                             8:44                 27:03

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Landon Kaufman 1/1-28-0-0; Henry Hecox 6/13-11-0-1; Logan Churchill 0/1-0-0-0; Kase Ptacek 0/4-0-0-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Kase Ptacek 7-14-0; Joaquin Huff 2-7-0; Anthony Everhart 3-2-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Henry Hecox 1-28-0; Logan Churchill 5-9-0; Garrett Doherty 1-2-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): Kase Ptacek 4.0-3-2-0-0; Brayden Conquest 3.5-3-1-0-0; Landon Kaufman 3.0-3-0-0-0; Joseph Schrag 3.0-3-0-0-0; Barrett Moddelmog 2.0-1-2-0-0; Anthony Everhart 2.0-2-0-0-0; Joaquin Huff 1.5-1-1-0-0; Logan Churchill 1.0-1-0-0-0; Garrett Doherty 1.0-1-0-0-0.

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