The regular season for Kansas high school football is almost over with the seventh game being played Friday night.
The Lansing Lions and Basehor-Linwood Bobcats continue their strong second half play with dominating wins on Friday night.
The Lions traveled to Turner for a United Kansas Conference match. Like the previous two games, the Lions dominated with a 55-7 victory including a kickoff return by Dylan McLain and four touchdowns by Konner McQuillan.
The Lions have outscored their last three opponents 155-26. The Lions will return home to face Shawnee Heights in the regular season finale next Friday.
The Thunderbirds are coming off a 14-0 loss to De Soto on Friday.
A Lions win would give them a 4-1 conference record and a share of the title with Basehor-Linwood and De Soto.
Speaking of Basehor-Linwood, the Bobcats also dominated in their game Friday night at Atchison in a 34-7 victory to improve to 6-1.
The Redmen went up midway through the first quarter to go up 7-0, but the Bobcats answered right back to tie the game.
The Bobcats would throw some trickery with an onside kick after the touchdown and the Bobcats used the momentum to roll through the rest of the game. Head coach Rod Stallbaumer was pleased with the team’s performance.
“It was a muddy, wet and sloppy game,” Stallbaumer said. “But I think we did what we needed to do. We didn’t come out necessarily focused with the opening kickoff and they went down and scored. I feel like after that point we gained our composure and started focusing on just doing things the right way.”
The coach praised the effort by his team including the strong reads by quarterback Dylan Mussett and the defense tightening up after the first touchdown. The 6-1 Bobcats will return home to take on the 5-2 Schlagle Stallions. Stallbaumer said they are a very dangerous team and the team will have to come out strong against them.
The Pleasant Ridge Rams fell 38-22 at Maur Hill on Friday. The loss drops the Rams to 4-3 and 2-2 in district play. They will host Riverside next Friday.
Leavenworth fell 55-34 to Bonner Springs. The young Pioneers fell to 1-6 on the year. They host will host Shawnee Mission North next Friday for the regular season finale. The 3-4 Indians beat Shawnee Mission West 30-27 on Friday.