BALDWIN CITY, KS – A few uncharacteristic turnovers from #23 Peru State was enough for #2 Baker to cruise to their 23rd straight Heart of America Athletic Conference victory.
It was a record setting game for Wildcat quarterback, Logan Brettell. During the senior’s 374 yard, five touchdown performance, he broke the all-time school record for passing yards in a season. Brettell has now thrown for 8,446 yards in his career.
He also connected with Clarence Clark in the third quarter for a 99 yard touchdown, breaking another school record for longest play from scrimmage.
Baker opened the game with a 70 yard touchdown run from JD Woods, which was later answered by a one yard Sean Van Briesen touchdown for Peru State.
Brettell would connect with Nick Snyder to put the Wildcats up 14-7, right before the Bobcats would fumble it right back to them in their own territory.
Tywonn Moss would be the beneficiary of the second Brettell touchdown pass.
On the ensuing drive, while attempting a punt, a high snap caused a 40 yard loss and a turnover on downs for Peru State at their own 11 yard line.
The Wildcats would capitalize again on Woods’ second touchdown run.
They would go on to win, 64-42, to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Travis Carnahan led the Bobcat offense with 338 total yards and two scores.
Michael Bullard also returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown on the Peru State defense.
The Bobcats fell despite having the ball for just over 39 minutes in the game. They are now 4-2 this year.
Both teams will be on bye next week.
Baker 65, Peru State 42
Storyline: Second-ranked Baker jumped on No. 23 Peru quickly as QB Logan Brettell threw for 374 yards and five touchdowns. It was the second straight week he’d thrown five TDs.
Player of the game: Peru QB Travis Carnahan rushed for a team-best 97 yards and threw for 241.
Notable: Peru finished with 31 first downs, 12 more than Baker. But four of Baker’s TDs covered at least 45 yards, including a 99-yard pass from Brettell to Clarence Clark.
Peru State (4-2)…….7 7 7 21—42
At Baker (6-0)………..28 7 14 16—65
B: JD Woods 70 run (Clarence Clark kick) PS: Sean Van Briesen 1 run (John Brady kick) B: Nick Snider 16 pass from Logan Brettell (Clark kick)
B: Tywonn Moss 17 pass from Brettell (Clark kick)
B: Woods 2 run (Clark kick)
PS: Travis Carnahan 20 run (Brady kick)
B: Clark 47 pass from Brettell (Clark kick)
B: Indie Allen 80 fumble return (Clark kick)
PS: Michael Bullard 40 interception return (Brady kick)
B: Snider 28 pass from Brettell (Clark kick)
B: Clark 99 pass from Brettell (Abram Garcia kick)
PS: Justin Haystrand 29 pass from Carnahan (Brady kick)
B: Woods 20 run (kick failed)
PS: Haystrand 5 run (Brady kick)
B: FG Garcia 39
PS: Jackson Beatty 6 run (Brady kick)
Wayne State 16, Augustana 13
Storyline: Defense carried the Wildcats as they forced seven turnovers. Augustana pulled within 16-13 with 1:31 left and got the ball back with one second to go at the Wayne 44. But Tyler Thomsen intercepted a pass on the final play to secure the win.
Players of the game: Ian Ailts, a Sioux Falls native, led the Wayne defense with 12 tackles. Thomsen had nine and Glenn Harris tied a school record with three picks.
Notable: Playing without injured QB Zach Osborn, Wayne won despite being outgained 436-222.
Wayne State (3-2)………..0 6 10 0—16
At Augustana (2-3)……….0 0 0 13—13
WS: FG Ethan Knudson 26
WS: FG Knudson 33
WS: Randy Bryan 44 interception return (Knudson kick)
WS: FG Knudson 22
A: Trevor DeSchepper 15 pass from Kyle Saddler (pass failed)
A: Jake Welsheimer 13 pass from Saddler (Jeff Glassburner kick)
UNK 16, Missouri Southern 6
Storyline: Millard West grad Thomas Russell carried the Lopers’ offense as he ran for 178 yards on 39 carries. His second TD of the day put the Lopers up 16-0 with 9:14 left.
Player of the game: While UNK’s offense chewed up clock by running the ball 61 times, the defense was led by Sal Silvio, who had 11 tackles and an interception.
Notable: UNK, which won one game the previous two years, improves to 2-3.
UNK (2-3)…….3 6 0 7—16
At Missouri Southern (0-5)……0 0 0 6— 6
UNK: FG Brandon Wentling 21
UNK: Thomas Russell 3 run (kick blocked)
UNK: Russell 3 run (Treygan Gowen kick)
M: TJ Fleeton 5 run (pass failed)
Hastings 38, Concordia 18
Storyline: Coming off a last-second loss to Dakota Wesleyan, Hastings responded by outgaining Concordia 472 yards to 292. Hastings went up 31-6 with a pair of TDs in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter.
Player of the game: Hastings’ Tahj Willingham rushed for a season-high 169 yards and two TDs on 29 carries.
Notable: Hastings has matched last year’s win total when it finished 4-7.
Concordia (2-3)…….0 0 6 12—18
At Hastings (4-1)……7 0 10 21—38
H: Xavier McGuire 55 interception return (Alex Stogdill kick)
H: Jordan Johnson 19 pass from Anthony Cloyd (Stogdill kick)
C: FG TJ Austin 35
H: FG Stogdill 39
C: FG TJ Austin 24
H: Rashaad Shamburger 8 pass from Cloyd (Stogdill kick)
H: Tahj Willingham 13 run (Stogdill kick)
C: Vincent Beasley 15 pass from Andrew Perea (pass failed)
H: Willingham 2 run (Stogdill kick)
C: Beasley 7 pass from Perea (run failed)
Dakota Wesleyan 55, Midland 21
Storyline: No. 25 Wesleyan gained 588 yards and used a 28-point second quarter to pull away from No. 24 Midland, which was held to 287 yards of offense.
Player of the game: After leading a comeback against Hastings last week, Wesleyan QB Dillon Turner went 28 of 35 for 446 yards and four TDs. He also ran for two TDs.
Notable: Charles Apuna returned a kickoff 88 yards, Midland’s third kickoff return for a touchdown in two weeks.
Midland (4-1)…………..7 7 7 0—21
At Dakota Wesleyan (4-2)….7 28 7 13—55
DW: Dillon Turner 1 run (Seth Paulson kick)
M: Charles Apuna 88 kickoff return (Matt Stankoski kick)
DW: Hayden Adams 32 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
DW: Adams 44 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
M: Lukas Vopnford 58 run (Stankoski kick)
DW: Tre Hobbs 39 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
DW: Turner 2 run (Paulson kick)
M: Hayden Dunn 24 pass from Garry Cannon (Stankoski kick)
DW: Spencer Neugebauer 54 pass from Turner (Paulson kick)
DW: Gaige Marshall 17 run (Paulson kick)
DW: Cameron Sorg 70 punt return (kick failed)
Morningside 48, Northwestern 20
Storyline: No. 4 Morningside used a heavy dose of 205-pound Bubba Jenkins to beat No. 14 Northwestern. Jenkins ran for 190 yards on 36 carries and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game away.
Player of the game: Connor Niles caught seven passes for 122 yards and a pair of TDs for Morningside.
Notable: Northwestern QB Tyson Kooima accounted for 376 yards, but Morningside intercepted him three times.
Morningside (5-0)………7 21 7 13—48
At Northwestern (4-1)……0 7 13 0—20
M: Connor Niles 17 pass from Trent Solsma (Jared Amundson kick)
M: Solsma 1 run (Amundson kick)
NW: Josh Fakkema 4 pass from Tyson Kooima (Braxton Williams kick)
M: Bubba Jenkins 1 run (Amundson kick)
M: Arnijae Ponder 5 run (Amundson kick)
M: Niles 40 pass from Solsma (Amundson kick)
NW: Kooima 11 run (Williams kick)
NW: Jacob Kalogonis 1 run (kick blocked)
M: Jenkins 9 run (kick failed)
M: Jenkins 3 run (Amundson kick)
Loras 49, Nebraska Wesleyan 42
Storyline: Loras scored 21 straight points in the second half after Nebraska Wesleyan took its only lead. Ike Cloward scored one of his four touchdowns during that 21-point swing.
Player of the game: Norfolk Lutheran grad Shaka Taylor scored a rushing touchdown, caught a TD pass and threw a TD for Wesleyan. He finished with 135 yards rushing.
Notable: Aurora grad Eli Bricker had a team-high nine tackles and an interception for Wesleyan.
Loras (3-2)………..21 7 14 7—49
At Nebraska Wesleyan (0-5)…….7 21 7 7—42
L: Ike Cloward 1 run (Mason Quigley kick)
NW: Shaka Taylor 1 run (Jackson Hinze kick)
L: Mikey Castoro 24 pass from Bob Kelly (Quigley kick)
L: Cloward 5 run (Quigley kick)
NW: Bradley Pelkey 30 pass from Taylor (run failed)
NW: Colby Ensz 5 run (Hinze kick)
L: Cloward 2 run (Quigley kick)
NW: Taylor 22 pass from Jonathan Curti (Pelkey pass from Curti)
NW: Pelkey 16 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)
L: Cody Mighell 1 run (Quigley kick)
L: Cloward 8 run (Quigley kick)
L: Mighell 35 run (Quigley kick)
NW: Derrick Curtis 27 pass from Curti (Hinze kick)
Doane 39, Briar Cliff 10
Storyline: No. 14 Doane amassed 33 first downs and 571 yards of offense. The Tigers had 349 yards rushing, led by Kyle Jensen’s 147 yards on 14 carries.
Player of the game: Papio South’s Drew Klein caught three passes, and all three went for touchdowns.
Notable: Doane’s Cole Wiseman intercepted another pass, giving him six on the season. He had three last week against Concordia.
Doane (4-1)…………….13 16 7 3—39
At Briar Cliff (0-6)……….7 3 0 0—10
D: Jacob Cornelius 21 pass from Jack Shadley (kick failed)
D: Drew Klein 11 pass from Shadley (Andres Burgoin kick)
BC: Chance Barlow 3 run (Austin Holloway kick)
D: FG Burgoin 35
D: Klein 13 pass from Shadley (Burgoin kick)
D: Kyle Jensen 20 run (kick failed)
BC: FG Holloway 38
D: Klein 29 pass from Shadley (Burgoin kick)
D: FG Bryce Cooney 35
Humboldt State 56, Chadron State 13
Storyline: Unbeaten Humboldt never looked back after scoring 21 points in the first seven minutes.
Player of the game: Robert Webber threw for 338 yards and four first-half TDs.
Notable: Chadron’s Dalton Holst threw for 302 yards, but was picked off four times.
Chadron State (3-2)…..0 13 0 0—13
At Humboldt State (4-0)….21 14 7 14—56
HS: Jabar Byrd 2 run (Jose Morales kick)
HS: Jamere Austin 42 from Robert Webber (Morales kick)
HS: Byrd 39 pass from Webber (Morales kick)
CS: Brandon Fullerton 13 pass from Dalton Holst (run failed)
HS: Richard Doctor 6 pass from Webber (Morales kick)
CS: Kevin Coy 1 run (Will Morgan kick)
HS: John Todd 86 pass from Webber (Morales kick)
HS: Ja’Quan Gardner 1 run (Morales kick)
HS: Davaeon Johnson 48 interception return (Morales kick)
HS: Byrd 1 run (Morales kick)