Talking to those around the high school football scene, there’s questions on whether or not the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats football team can win the 4A state title.
If Friday was any indication, it’s time to take the Bobcats seriously.
Basehor jumped all over Piper, winning an early Kaw Valley League showdown game 39-13 at Piper High School.
Basehor quarterback Colin Murphy led an aerial assault on the Piper secondary, completing 16 of 25 passes for 317 yards and three scores. Murphy had no interceptions.
Murphy was the key to Basehor’s four touchdown drives in the first half of the game. He hit Ben Johnson on a 54-yard touchdown pass to end Basehor’s second drive. Basehor scored again on the third drive of the game.
Murphy also scored a touchdown with his legs, scoring the final points of a 23-0 stretch to open the game.
Piper made a bit of a comeback in the second quarter.
Tanner Eikenbary connected on a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Beau Soucie. The kick made it 23-7.
That’s as close as it got for Piper.
Murphy again found Johnson in the end zone, this time from 15 yards out nearing halftime. Basehor took a 30-7 lead into halftime, later expanding it to 36-7
Colin’s twin brother Ryan Murphy had eight receptions for 134 yards in the game.