WYANDOTTE — Five different players scored touchdowns as Kansas rolled to a 42-24 victory over Wyandotte here Friday, Sept. 8.
The Bears carried a 12-6 lead in the third quarter, but surrendered 36 points over the next two periods.
“They just physically beat us up in the second half,” Wyandotte head coach Brad Homer said. “I am going to take the blame as the coach. I didn’t do a very good job of coaching the kids. I’ve got to do a better job.
“It was fundamental things and technique a little bit. We just need to coach harder.”
“That’s the best we’ve played since I’ve been here,” said Kansas interim head coach Jimmy Dushane. “We just played old-fashioned smash mouth football.”
Dushane, a Commerce High School grad, is in his first season as the Comets’ head coach after having served as an assistant for several years.
Darin Glass and Keelan Davis accounted for 319 yards on the ground for the Comets.
Glass had 185 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries while Davis added 134 yards and a score on just five carries.
The Comets grabbed a 6-lead in the opening frame, but Wyandotte came back with an 11-yard run by Roberto Bravo and a 7-yard pass from Jordon Burney to Williams.
Kansas went to work in the third quarter.
“They ran a two-tight power I, then we took the lead and they went into a one-back — we just started killing them,” Homer said. “Smartly, he (Dushane) went back to double tight in the second half. They just knocked us off the ball. Hats off to them.”
Glass gave Kansas the lead with a 3-yard run and the conversion early in the third quarter, then the Comets pulled away.
Jerry Cochran had a 32-yard run and the conversion to make it 22-12, then Aaron Reeder added a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
The Bears pulled back to within four thanks to a 17-yard TD catch by Williams and an 8-yard reception by Bravo. However, both times the conversion attempt failed.
Davis broke the Bears’ back with a 68 yard run. Glass added the conversion then had an 18-yard TD reception of his own to create the final margin.
“We had chances to score — we were inside the 20 a couple times,” Homer said. “There were a lot of positive things. You wouldn’t say that with a 42-14 loss, but we have kids that are getting better every week.
“The Kansas kids played hard.”
Wyandotte travels to Quapaw on Friday, Sept. 15.