By Staff for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
(Photo by Doug Neufeld)
INMAN – On Friday the Inman football team took and early lead and never looked back as they recorded a solid 42-24 victory at home over Sedgwick.
With quarterback Tanner Heckel going out with an injury in the first quarter, Josiah Buller came in a lead the Teutons to their second win of the season.
“We had a tough start as we lost Tanner (Heckel) midway through the first quarter,” explained Teuton head coach Lance Sawyer. “Josiah (Buller) came in and played really well while Caleb Bigler entered the game also played very well filling in for Tanner at defensive safety.”
After spotting Sedgwick for a score in the first quarter, the Teutons scored three times on runs of 10 and six yards from Kellen Schrag and Samuel Shober before Josiah Buller connected with Harrison Brunk for a 60-yard scoring pass play to give Inman a commanding 22-8 lead at the end of the first 12 minutes of play.
Both teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter with Inman’s coming on Buller’s second scoring connection with Harrison Brunk, this time covering 42 yards to give the Teutons a comfortable 28-16 halftime advantage.
Inman added two more scores in the third quarter on Buller’s third scoring toss of the game, this time a 12 yarder to Samuel Shober, and a 10-yard run by Kellen Schrag. Sedgwick did pick up a Teuton fumble and run in for a score late in the third, but Inman was now holding their final 42-24 win.
The Teutons out gained Sedgwick on offense by a sizable margin, picking up 391 yards on 58 offensive plays while Sedgwick could only muster 202 on 62 plays, including just 108 yards on just 14 completions from 30 passing attempts.
Inman had a balanced attack as they threw for 188 yards while running for 203, though they did fumble three times and lost all three while also being penalized seven times for a loss of 110 yards.
Dawson McConnell led the Teutons in rushing with 76 yards on 10 carries while Kellen Schrag had 46 on nine totes and Samuel Shober ran for 42 on 10 attempts.
According to coach Sawyer, “Our running game looked good early, but it was our passing game that extended the lead.”
Heckel managed to complete three of six passes for 29 yards before leaving the game and that is when Josiah Buller took over, making a successful fill-in by completing seven of ten passes for 159 yards and three scores. Harrison Brunk was by far top receiver on the night as he took in seven passes for 159 yards.
Defensively, Kellen Schrag led the Teutons with 7.5 tackles than included six solo stops and a quarterback sack. Eli Brunk recorded 7.0 tackles with four being solo while making a sack and one for a loss of yardage. In the stat sheet, Zaden Johnson only recorded 2.5 tackles, but two were solo stops and he had a sack and 1.5 that went for a loss of yardage.
Coach Sawyer concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “I thought coach Froese did a tremendous job getting the defense ready for the Sedgwick passing attack. We were able to get a lot of pressure on their quarterback and forced several quick passes while keeping him off balance. This was huge win for our football program as we continue to get better each week.”
The Teutons will look to remain unbeaten next Friday when they go on the road to play Remington who will enter the game looking for their first win of the season after losing on Friday to Hutchinson Trinity.
INMAN TEUTONS hosting Sedgwick
Scoring: Sedgwick 8-8-8-0=24; TEUTONS 22-6-14-0=42.
Sedgwick – Scored on a 6-yard pass play (2-Point Conversion was Good) 8-0
TEUTONS – Kellen Schrag 10-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Samuel Shober run) 8-8
TEUTONS – Samuel Shober 6-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Josiah Buller run) 8-16
TEUTONS – Harrison Brunk 60-yard pass play from Josiah Buller (2-Point Conversion Failed) 8-22
Sedgwick – Scored on an 11-yard pass play (2-Point Conversion was Good) 16-22
TEUTONS – Harrison Brunk 42-yard pass play from Josiah Buller (2-Point Conversion Failed) 16-28
TEUTONS – Samuel Shober 12-yard pass play from Josiah Buller (2-Point Conversion Failed) 16-34
TEUTONS – Kellen Schrag 10-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Shober run) 16-42
Sedgwick – Scored on a 47-yard fumble return (2-Point Conversion was Good) 24-42
Sedgwick: 1st Downs – 11; Total Offense – 62 for 202; Passing – 14/30 for 108, 2 scores, 1 interception; Rushing – 26 for 94; Fumbles – 1/10; Penalties – 5/29.
TEUTONS: 1st Downs – 17; Total Offense – 58 for 391; Passing – 10/16 for 188; 3 scores; Rushing – 37 for 203; Fumbles – 3/3; Penalties – 7/110.
TEUTON INDIVIDUAL STATS:
Passing: Josiah Buller – 7/10 for 159, 3 scores; Tanner Heckel – 3/6 for 29.
Rushing: Dawson McConnell – 10 for 76; Kellen Schrag – 9 for 46; 2 scores; Samuel Shober – 10 for 42, 1 score, 2 fumbles; Josiah Buller – 5 for 22; 1 fumble; Tanner Heckel – 3 for 17.
Receiving: Harrison Brunk – 7 for 159, 2 scores; Samuel Shober – 2 for 16, 1 score; Eli Brunk – 1 for 13.
Defense: Kellen Schrag – 7.5 with 6 solo, 1 sack; Eli Brunk – 7 with 4 solo, 1 sack, 1 for loss; Samuel Shober – 4.5 with 2 solo; Brant Mikulecky – 3.5 with 2 solo; Harrison Brunk – 3 with 2 solo 1 forced fumble; Tanner Heckel – 2.5 with 1 solo, 1 for loss; Zaden Johnson – 2.5 with 2 solo, 1 sack, 1.5 for loss; Josiah Buller – 2 with 1 solo, 1 interception; Dawson McConnell – 1.5 with 1 solo; TJ Froese – 1 with 1 solo; Felix Farnebo – 1 with 1 solo; Caleb Bigler – 0.5.
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