‘Hounds pound Chiefs in blowout win
Week 6 — I-70 Conference — Sweet Springs HS
Santa Fe 6
Sweet Springs 56
After a big victory for the Santa Fe High School football team in Week 5, the Chiefs hit the road to try to hand Sweet Springs High School their second straight loss in Week 6. The opposite is how the game actually went, however, with the Greyhounds dismantling the Chiefs to the tune of a 56-6 victory.
The game started off innocently enough, with the ‘Hounds scoring with just over four-and-a-half minutes remaining in the first quarter to drive the score up to 14-0. The snowball effect brought the halftime score to 26-0, and from there similar results played out until a Santa Fe touchdown early in the fourth quarter helped the Chiefs avoid the shutout.
While the professional and collegiate game have largely adapted throw-first mentalities, Sweet Springs plays the kind of football that would make Teddy Roosevelt blush, pounding the rock to the tune of 41 rushes for 411 yards (10 yards per carry).
Junior Grant Knipmeyer has been tremendous this season, and Week 6 was no exception. Knipmeyer chugged out 207 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries, good for 13.8 yards per attempt.
Senior Jacob Hall also ran the ball nine times for 91 yards and a touchdown, while one of sophomore Cole Lovercamp’s six carries (64 yards) went for a touchdown.
Senior Hunter Sims also threw the ball 10 times, completing six for 135 yards and a touchdown to Lovercamp.
Lovercamp also intercepted a pass, as did junior Anthony Love.
Santa Fe couldn’t get it rolling offensively in the affair. Senior Dakota Boehmer completed four of his 21 attempts for one touchdown, two interceptions and 61 yards. He was able to hook up with sophomore Parker Tieman for six points. Tieman finished with team highs in catches (two) and yards (50).
Senior Logan Tracy forced a fumble and recovered one as well.
The Greyhounds move to 4-2 (3-0) with the victory.
Their next matchup will be an important one, as the winner of them and Crest Ridge HS will claim a full stake of the I-70 Conference championship with only a few weeks for the dust to settle.
Santa Fe falls to 2-4 (2-3) with a matchup against a top-tier Lincoln HS (6-0) squad awaiting.