Greyhounds cruise to victory over Concordia
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In their Week 3 I-70 Conference matchup, the Sweet Springs High School Greyhounds cashed in a victory over the Concordia High School Orioles, 36-12.
The Greyhounds got on the board early and often, getting touchdowns from junior Hunter Sims (25 yard rush, followed by a two-point conversion on pass from junior quarterback Jacob Hall to senior Nick Ortzian) and senior Marcus Barney (10-yard rush, with two-point conversion pass from Hall to Sims).
Concordia responded with a 30-yard touchdown scamper from sophomore quarterback Brayden McGinnis to bring the score to 16-6 at the second quarters’ end. Two second-quarter touchdown runs from Hall from within the five-yard line brought the score to 30-6 at the half.
A 28-yard touchdown pass from Hall to Barney extended the lead to 30-6, but Concordia would score the third quarter’s (and game’s) final points, when sophomore Colby Stein scored on a 48 yard rush.
Hall passed for 55 yards and one touchdown and interception apiece on 10 attempts (five completions). Barney scored on his only reception, but also picked up 61 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Sims (14 carries, 83 yards and one touchdown) and Hall (22 rushes, 100 yards, two touchdowns) shouldered the majority of the ground game.
When Hall wasn’t playing in the quarterback position, he was playing stout defense against it, finishing with two interceptions in addition to a team-high 11 total tackles. Sims and junior Jarrett Fuehring each recovered a fumble, while sophomore Georgie Ortzian had an interception and fumble apiece.
McGinnis went 8/19 with 97 yards (56 yards long) with two interceptions. He also ran eight times for 37 yards, but one monster run of 51 yards. He also fumbled one of his carries. Stein rushed for 93 yards on four carries (49 yards long), with two touchdowns. Senior Cameron Kelly only picked up 15 yards on his 11 attempts, putting the rock on the ground twice as well.
Kelly’s bigger contribution came through the air, as he picked up 56 yards on one of his two catches (65 yards). Sophomore Troy Brandt also caught four passes for 26 yards.
Concordia falls to 0-3 (0-1) with the loss They will try for their first win next week, when they host Saint Paul Lutheran High School in the Battle of Concordia. Both teams will be searching for their first victory.
Sweet Springs advances to 2-1 (2-0) after completing the sweep of Concordia teams (they defeated SPLHS last week) They will return to nonconference action when they host University Academy Charter High School (Kansas City) Gryphons in Week 4.