Knights thump Broncos
Clarke Sanders - Sat 12:16 AM 10/06/2012
Historians have ranked former Sen. Bob Dole among the 25 most "Notable Kansans" of all time. Now, the Russell native will be the first person to have his legacy set in bronze on the new Walk of Honor on the Statehouse grounds.
The Sacred Heart Knights cruised to their 5th victory of the season Friday night with 60 to 12 win at Russell.
The game featured a little bit of everything from some razzle-dazzle to a lineman returning a kick-off for a touchdown to the Knights scoring 4 of their 60 points on a pair of safeties.
The Knights ran four plays from scrimmage in the first quarter and scored on three of them.
RB Trevor Webb opened the Knight scoring on a one yard burst after the Broncos’ punter could not handle a low snap and lost the ball deep in Russell territory.
After the Broncos second 3 and out of the game, Russell snapped the ball over the punter’s head and it went out the back of the end zone for a safety.
The Broncos punted following the safety and Sacred Heart took over on Russell’s 38 yard line. On the first play, QB Nick Wuthnow hand the ball off to WR Tony Chavez on what appeared to be a reverse, but Chavez fired a strike to a wide open Aaron Diederich for a touchdown.
Russell broke on to the scoreboard on their next drive culminated by a 30 yard TD pass from QB Alex Baldwin to RB Dylan Walker.
After the Bronco kick-off Sacred Heart had the ball at their own 48 and needed only one play for TB Drew Diederich to run it into the end zone making the score 23-6 at the end of the first quarter.
The Knights scored three more times in the second quarter on a 20 yard pick 6 for DB Kane Comfort, a Wuthnow to Chavez 18 yard pass and a Kyler Stover 63 yard punt return.
Russell kicked off to begin the second half and the Knights picked up where they left off. On the first play from scrimmage in the new half, Wuthnow connected with Aaron Diederich for a 59 yard touchdown pass. The Tymony Bonillia extra point that followed was significant in that it gave Sacred Heart a 45 point lead and triggered a continuous clock for the remainder of the game.
The Knights second string played the rest of the half and QB Justin McCartney scored on a 10 yard run midway through the 3rd quarter.
The ensuing kick-off was muffed by the Knights and the ball found its way into the hands of Matt Langhofer, one of the front five on the kick return team and he rambled in from 47 yards for the last points of the night by Russell.
The scoring concluded when the Broncos fumbled on their own 1-yard line and the Knights fell on the ball for their second safety of the night.
Next Friday the 5 and 1 Knights return home for a Homecoming district game with rival SE of Saline who lost for the third time Friday when they were crushed by Beloit 62 to 13.