Football opens season 47-0 in first game

Athletics in review: Sep. 2-6


Sam Bartlett

Senior Preven Christon runs to the inzone during the 3rd quarter.

Sam Bartlett
Senior Preven Christon runs to the inzone during the 3rd quarter.


The football team had their first game against Valley Center Friday. The boys beat Valley Center 47-0. Junior Jacob Hanna played in the game and explained how he was happy for the outcome of the game and for the rest of the season.

“It was a good win, good way to go 1-0, but we [have] a lot to improve on,” Hanna said. “We were all super pumped since it was the first game of the season, so we all had a whole bunch of energy and had to calm down, but once we got settled in we felt pretty good.” 

Hanna also scored a touchdown during the 4th quarter. Hanna said he was ecstatic about getting the touchdown. 

“I touched the ball and was like, ‘I got to go I got to go,’” Hanna said. “That was the only thing going through my mind, but it was pretty fun. Hopefully there’s a lot more soon.”

Their next football game is at home against Hutchinson Sept. 13. The football team is going to carry their energy through each game and hopefully reach their ultimate goal by the end of the season.

“We beat Hutch last year, we just got to continue and keep it rollin’,” Hanna said. “Our ultimate goal for the season is to win the state championship. Every day is practice we say, we’re trying to go 13-0.”

Girl’s Tennis

At their last game the tennis girls competed at Maize against Buhler, Collegiate, Conway Springs, Goddard, Hesston and Maize South on Sept. 5. Maize had multiple girls place individually: Elyce Pfieifer and Ella Strobel placed first in #2 doubles, Riley Wertz and Jolei Hertzel placed third in #2 doubles, Abby Canupp and Kara Davenport placed third in #1 doubles, and Alyssa Miller and Brooke Teter placed fourth in #1 doubles. The team also had an Invitational on Sept. 10 at Valley Center. 

Boy’s Soccer

Maize Faced Garden city in the Titan Classic last week. Maize led in the first half 1-0. Eventually both teams were tied at half-time. Maize came out on top at the end of the game 4-2 against Garden City.  The boys will face Maize South next week on Tuesday, and hopefully continue their winning season.

Cross Country

The cross country team had their first meet Saturday, September 7 after working hard and practicing all summer.

Senior Anna Reimer said the team went out on Saturday and gave it their all and ran hard. Reimer said the outlook on the season is positive and the amount of new people on the team is promising.

“We’ve been doing a lot of really hard workouts,” Reimer said. “I feel like we have a lot of new girls on the team that I think could be really good.”

Girl’s Golf

The girls golf team played at an 18 hole tournament at Derby last Tuesday. Junior Lexie Ridder placed fifth individually, while junior Brooklyn Blasdel placed 10th. The team placed second overall, falling to Andover. The girls will play their next tournament in Dodge City on Sept. 12.


The volleyball team played Tuesday, Sept. 3nd against Salina south and Andover at home. Although close to Salina in the second set, the varsity girls fell short in all 4 sets against Salina South and Andover. The varsity team has a tournament saturday Sept. 14 at 8 am at Hutch. This week both varsity played in a triangular Tuesday, against Hutch and Campus. Their next game will be at Andover on Sept. 12th.