Another weekend has wrapped up for football in the Leavenworth area.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats hosted the Leavenworth Pioneers in a United Kansas Conference matchup.
The Bobcats came out on top with a 57-13 victory. The Bobcats’ victory improved their record to 2-1. Leavenworth fell to 0-3.
Basehor-Linwood head coach Rod Stallbaumer felt like the team played a lot better after their 14-13 loss against Lansing in the second game.
“I felt like we played with far better focus and minimized our self-inflicted mistakes,” Stallbaumer said. “I felt like it was a total team effort, offensively, defensively and special teams, all with a lot of people contributing and doing their job.”
With districts starting, both teams look to fix mistakes as they move forward.
“We just need to continue to work on our responsibilities, to play assignment-correct football and to give effort on every play,” Leavenworth coach Mark Littrell said.
Stallbaumer also said the Bobcats need to improve going forward.
“We still have a lot to work on and improvements to make before we travel to play a good Shawnee Heights team this week,” Stallbaumer said.
The Pioneers will travel to Turner. The Golden Bears are 1-2 and coming off of a 56-0 loss to De Soto. Basehor-Linwood will travel to play the Shawnee Heights T-Birds. The T-Birds are 2-1 after beating Schlagle 20-14 on Friday.
In their homecoming game, the Pleasant Ridge Rams won 31-24 in their matchup against McLouth. Despite it being the homecoming game, unfit field conditions moved the game to Pioneer Stadium on the Leavenworth High School campus.
After a slow start, the Rams’ offense found a rhythm at the end of the first quarter to tie the game at 6-6. The success continued into the second quarter and second half in the Rams’ 28-12 run against the Bulldogs. Colton Comer finished the game with four touchdowns and the Rams’ offense finished with 361 yards on the night.
Rams head coach Pat McCollim was happy with the victory. He wants to see faster starts with districts starting up, but he had a lot of praise for the team’s performance on Friday night. One area that McCollim said the team also needs to work on is discipline.
“We still had too many penalties,” McCollim said. “Too much stuff going on after the whistle. I would just say mental mistakes. I know my team has heart, but sometimes we get a little too emotional and let our emotions get away from us."
With the win, the Rams move to 2-1. They will travel to play the Atchison County Community High School Tigers on Friday. The Tigers are 1-2 on the year and are coming off of a 66-26 loss to Valley Heights last week.
The Lansing Lions are coming off of a 27-0 loss on Thursday.
The young Lions struggled with consistency against the Shawnee Mission South Raiders.
“Much like the Blue Valley Southwest game, we made some critical assignment errors and gave up a few big plays on defense, and prevented some on offense,” Lions coach Dylan Brown said.
With the game played on Thursday, the Lions spent Friday going over film as they prepare for their fourth game.
The Lions will host 3-0 De Soto on Friday.