By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com
St. James Academy 17, Bonner Springs 16
For the second time this season, the Bonner Springs Braves lost the game in a goal-line situation in overtime.
In a hard-fought, low-scoring battle between two relatively new 4A programs (Bonner was 5A last year), the Braves and Thunder battled to a 10-10 tie in regulation.
Following a St. James Academy touchdown to open up overtime, Bonner Springs responded after quarterback Jordan Jackson found Logan Terrell for a touchdown. After the touchdown, Braves head coach Lucas Aslin decided to go for the two-point conversion.
Jonathan Blackwell was stopped on the two-point conversion attempt by the St. James defensive line, which had played well throughout the game.
Jackson finished the game 14-of-29 for 173 yards through the air. He chugged out 53 yards on the ground on 10 carries. He led the Braves on a game-tying drive late in regulation - one play included a 30-yard carry on a 2nd-and-16.
In his first start of the season at running back, Blackwell had 14 carries for 51 yards.
It's the second heartbreaking loss for the Braves in goal-line situations. Earlier this year, Piper defeated Bonner Springs 29-23 after Jackson was stopped inches short of the goal-line in overtime.
Basehor-Linwood 29, Perry-Lecompton 14
During district play, seniors are expected to make big plays and lead the team.
That was the case Friday night as Tanner Garver and Drew Potter both scored two touchdowns for the Bobcats. The win puts Basehor in the driver's seat to win the district and earn a home game to open the playoffs.
Potter put the Bobcats on the board. Following a fumble recovery by Cory McCleary, Garver punched home his first touchdown of the game via a quarterback sneak. Basehor led 12-0 and never trailed in the game.
After Perry scored to trim the lead in half, Garver scored his second touchdown of the game from 11 yards out to extend Basehor's lead back to two scores.
Potter's second touchdown, coming from 34 yards out, put the game on ice.
Basehor takes on Tonganoxie next week. A win likely gives them the district title.
Tonganoxie 9, Jefferson West 7
In a game that sent shock-waves throughout the fans of the teams inside the Class 4A District 2 group, Tonganoxie pulled a big upset, leaving all four teams in the district 1-1 entering the final week of the season.
Tonganoxie won its first district game since 2008, using defense as its primary weapon.
The Chieftains two lone scores came on a 29-yard field goal by Eric Tate and a Tyler Ford 17-yard touchdown run.
Two scores were enough Friday, however.
Cole Holloway led the way for Tonganoxie with 71 yards on 18 carries. Shane Levy added 29 yards on seven carries.