KETCHUM — Through six games, Quapaw scored 127 points.
They exploded for 60 Thursday, Oct. 18 during a 60-13 romp over Ketchum.
That’s the most points in a game for the Wildcats (4-4 overall and 2-3 in District A-7) since 1976, when they routed Copan 60-12.
“We played pretty good,” Quapaw head coach Chris Cawyer said. “Everybody got to play and we passed the ball around. It was a fun night.
“I am glad the weather held off. I am tired of playing in the rain.”
After taking a 14-7 lead in the opening quarter, Quapaw exploded for 33 points in the second frame and added two more scores in a second half that was played with a running clock.
Kale Thomasson teamed with Matt Lovell on a 17-yard touchdown play at 8:16 of the first, but it took Ketchum only 50 seconds to get the equalizer, a 65-yard pass from Carson Workman to Colton Johnson.
But the Wildcats took the lead for good five minutes later when Thomasson teamed with Jonas Gregory on a 14-yard scoring play.
The fireworks for Quapaw began with a 70-yard Thomasson to Gregory TD just 41 seconds into the second.
Gregory had a 55-yard pick-6 at 9:32, Hunter Thomasson carried for 3 at 8:02, Thomasson went in again three minutes later on a 23-yard run then Taylor Roher capped the half with a 41-yard dash with 2:25 left in the half.
Each team scored in the third quarter, Quapaw on a 30-yard run by Roher and Eddie Kiess with an 11-yard carry for the Warriors.
Johnathon Green capped the point production with 1:54 remaining on a 26-yard run.
The teams played with a running clock in the second half, Cawyer said.
Quapaw finished with 466 yards in total offense while running 45 plays, an average of 10.4 yards per play.
“That was a pretty good average,” Cawyer said. “Our line did a much better job this week. We really tried to emphasize taking care of ourselves first rather than worrying about someone else.
“I think they are finally figuring out that if we do the little things, we are going to be successful.”
Ten different players ran the ball and five had at least one reception.
Roher was the Cats’ rushing leader with 92 yards on seven carries while Josh Curry added 64 and Kale Thomasson 50.
Kale Thomasson also passed for 179 yards, completing 8 of 11 with three of those going for TDs.
Gregory was on the receiving end of four passes, netting 110 yards.
Lovell had two catches and a TD while Trevor White, Kane Davis and Jacob Gregory each caught one.
Ketchum managed 195 yards in total offense, 120 of that on the ground.
Haydn Rogers was Ketchum’s leading rusher with 52 yards on 14 carries.
The Cats still have Fairland and Commerce on the schedule.
Ketchum is 0-5 in the district and 1-7 overall.
“Going from 0-10 and to 4-4 right now, we’re pretty happy about how things are going,” Cawyer said.