BLHS crushes Bishop Ward
Starters only play first half in 60-0 rout
The Basehor-Linwood football team was efficient and thoroughly dominant while defeating Bishop Ward 60-0 on Friday in the Bobcats’ home opener.
The starters played only the first half and left the score 54-0.
No starters from either team played during the second half. The two teams’ junior varsity players took the field with a running clock in play.
BLHS coach Steve Hopkins said the Bobcats accomplished what they hoped to.
“We went in with a goal to play at our level and worry about playing our best game,” he said.
Hopkins said the goal was to play his starters for the first half and then play junior varsity players in the second half. He was pleased with how his team performed and also that there were not any injuries.
Basehor-Linwood’s defense was very good. The Bobcats had four interceptions. As a result, the Bobcats did not have a lot of long scoring drives because they were continually taking over with the ball in good field position.
On offense, Colin Murphy rushed for four touchdowns with 50 yards rushing. Throwing the football, he had an efficient performance completing 6-of-7 passes for 147 yards. He also caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Zac Hevel to make the score 49-0. Just before halftime, Caleb Hiss intercepted a pass and returned it 87 yards for a touchdown.
Running back Jesse Hiss also rushed for two touchdowns. He rushed for 140 yards on six carries, including one 80-yard touchdown dash.
In addition, Ryan Murphy had three catches for 100 yards but no touchdowns.
BLHS led 28-0 after one quarter and 54-0 at intermission.
Hevel rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter to complete the scoring.
Basehor-Linwood travels to play at Lansing next week, which figures to be a key early-season Kaw Valley League game.