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

NEWTON – Down 21-6 in the third quarter, Inman rallied back and scored the final twenty points of the game on Friday to defeat Sedgwick 26-21 and earn themselves a spot in the Class 1A State Championship game in Hays on Saturday, November 27.

Remaining unbeaten at 12-0, the Teutons will now battle with Olpe for the state title. Olpe is also 12-0 for the season after beating Centralia 28-6 on Friday in their state semifinal game.

Inman put the first points on the board in the first quarter when Kendyn Blank rambled in from thirteen yards out. After missing the two-point conversion, the Teutons held a slim 6-0 advantage after the first 12 minutes of play.

Sedgwick scored twice in the second quarter on 38- and 37-yard pass plays and took a 14-6 lead into the halftime break.

After the Cardinals increased their lead to fifteen at 21-6 with a short scoring run, the Teutons Jace Doerksen connected with Eli Brunk for a 15-yard touchdown to pull Inman back to within nine points heading into the final 12 minutes of play.

It was all Teutons in the final quarter as Doerksen dived in from one yard out before Eli Brunk took a pass from Doerksen and managed to tip toe the sidelines for a 64-yard scoring pass play to give Inman the final 26-21 victory.

Sedgwick gave the stout Inman defense all they could handle as they racked up 425 yards in total offense on eighty offensive snaps, 386 of which came from Lance Hoffsommer who ran for fifty-three yards while throwing for 333. Tanner Heckel led the Teuton defense with seven tackles while Josiah Buller had 6.5. Jace Doerksen, Harrison Brunk, Zach Martisko, and Grant Thimmesch chipped in with six tackles each. Dawson Mannebach collected two quarterback sacks and two tackles for losses while Thimmesch had one of each.

Offensively, the Teutons ran sixty-eight offensive plays which were good for 312 yards with 207 of those coming through the air as Doerksen completed 15-of-34 passes. Tanner Heckel led the team in rushing with forty-five yards while both Doerksen and Kendyn Blank had thirty-two.

Eli Brunk had a huge game as he collected seven passes and made them good for 145 yards and the two touchdowns.

INMAN TEUTONS vs. Sedgwick in Newton

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

TEUTONS         6          0          6          14        26       

Sedgwick         0          14        7          0          21                   

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

1ST QUARTER:

TEUTONS = Kendyn Blank scored on a 13-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 6-0

2ND QUARTER:

Sedgwick = Scored on a 38-yard pass play (Kicked Extra Point), 6-7

Sedgwick = Scored on a 37-yard pass play (Kicked Extra Point), 6-14

3RD QUARTER:

Sedgwick = Scored on a 7-yard run (Kicked Extra Point), 6-21

TEUTONS = Eli Brunk scored on a 15-yard pass play from Jace Doerksen (2-Point Conversion Failed), 12-21

4TH QUARTER:

TEUTONS = Jace Doerksen scored on a 1-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 18-21

TEUTONS = Eli Brunk scored on a 64-yard pass play from Jace Doerksen (Tanner Heckel passed to Eli Brunk for 2-Point Conversion), 26-21

TEAM STATISTICS:                         TEUTONS        Sedgwick        

1ST Down                                             16                    20       

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   68-312             80-425            

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       15/34-207-2-1 26/40-333-2-1            

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       25-105-2          34-92-1           

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

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 6-47                 6-62    

Time of Possession                             Not Available  Not Available

INMAN TEUTONS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Jace Doerksen 15/34-207-2-1.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Tanner Heckel 8-45-0; Jace Doerksen 7-32-1; Kendyn Blank 6-32-1; Hunter Plooster 1-2-0; Kyler Konrade 1-(-1)-0; Brett Mikulecky 1-(-2)-0; Harrison Brunk 1-(-3)-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Eli Brunk 7-145-2; Harrison Brunk 5-45-0; Kendyn Blank 2-13-0; Kyler Konrade 1-4-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): Tanner Heckel 7-7-0-0-0; Josiah Buller 6.5-4-5-0-0; Jace Doerksen 6-5-2-0-0; Harrison Brunk 6-5-2-0-0; Zach Martisko 6-5-2-0-1; Grant Thimmesch 6-3-6-1-1; Dawson Mannebach 5.5-3-5-2-2; Kellen Schrag 5.5-3-5-0-0; Eli Brunk 5.5-4-3-0-0; Dominic Nuese-Rasmussen 5.5-3-7-0-0; Dawson McConnell 3-3-0-0-0; Kendyn Blank 1.5-1-1-0-0.

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