Basehor rolls Bonner Springs

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

Basehor-Linwood 35, BONNER SPRINGS 11

In a game that could serve as a positive turning point for the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats season, the team used a dominant second half to smother their rivals from Bonner Springs High School.

After falling behind 11-8 after a Jordan Jackson touchdown run, the Bobcats would score the game's final 27 points - 21 of which came in the fourth quarter.

On defense, Ben Johnson was the star - making the play of the game that not only turned around the game, but perhaps the Basehor season.

Johnson deflected a Jackson pass deep in Bonner Springs territory. Following the deflection, the pass landed in the arms of offensive lineman Tyler Howell, who fumbled the ball. Jake Phillips scooped it up and scored a touchdown for the Bobcats.

The score allowed Basehor to take a lead into halftime - something needed for a team that was slumping a bit entering the game. 

Along with Johnson, it was Drew Potter who made things happen for the Bobcats on offense. He had four touchdown runs, including an eight-carry, 44-yard drive on the opening drive of the game.

Tanner Garver intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, setting up one of Potter's final scores in the game.

Both Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs leave the game 3-3.