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            GREAT BEND – The McPherson junior varsity football team went on the road Monday and buried Great Bend with a 38-8 victory.

            Brock Richardson and Catch Delaney opened up the scoring for the Bullpups in the first quarter by scoring on back-to-back offensive possessions from 10 and five yards out, respectively.

            After struggling on a couple of possessions in the second quarter before Owen Fetsch connected with Devin Huffman on a 35-yard pass play for another touchdown. With Fetsch running in the two-point conversion, the Bullpup took a 20-0 advantage heading into the halftime break.

            In the third quarter, McPherson added another score on the board when Javyn Alexander scampered 65 yards into the end zone and then added on a two-point conversion to give the Bullpups a commanding 28-0 lead.

            Next possession though, Alexander fumbled, and Great Bend recovered which they turned into their first and only score of the game.

            Catch Delaney earned his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a three-yard run and then added a dive in for the two-point conversion, putting McPherson up 36-8.        

            The Bullpups closed out the game with a late game safety made by Brody Seidl to give McPherson their final 30-point, 38-8 win.

            According to junior varsity coach Kaden Tichenor, besides Seidl late game safety, several Bullpups were given credit for some outstanding plays on defense including Alec Harms and Carter Allen for getting interceptions, Dean Baragree on a quarterback sack and Gavin Wedel for forcing a fumble on a quarterback sack which then was recovered by Shawn Nutt.

            Next up for the Bullpups junior varsity will be on Monday, September 12 when they go on the road again to play Augusta.

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