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Vikings Pick Off the Patriots
October 8, 2013Cass Midway High School
By Bobby Zielinski and Jake Lambertz
The Midway Vikings defeated the Christian Preparatory Academy Patriots with a final score of 40-14 at Saturday’s game held at Olathe Northwest. The Vikings’ offense rushed for 270 yards and passed for 175, a total of 445 offensive yards. The Vikings’ defense shut down the Patriots’ rushing game completely, only giving up a total of 29 rushing yards. The Midway Vikings remain undefeated on the season with a 6-0 record. Even so, Coach Larry Burchett reminds his players that "it was a win, but we need to improve our playing ability."
Bobby Zielinski led the team in rushing yards with 11 carries for 113 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Clay Dahman had 9 carries for 61 yards, followed by Peyton Semsch with 14 carries for 56 yards, Luke Boyer with 4 carries for 21 yards, and Shane White with 2 carries for 12 yards.
QB Peyton Semsch completed 8 of 21 passes for a total of 175 yards. Tanner Yahnig led the team in reception yards with 4 completed catches for 90 yards, followed by Bobby Zielinski with 3 completed catches for 51 yards, and Jake Lambertz with 2 completed catches for 43 yards.
Peyton Semsch completed 4 of 5 PAT’S.
Joey Beller led the Cass Midway defense in tackles with 6 unassisted tackles and 7 assisted tackles, followed by Peyton Semsch with 4 unassisted and 5 assisted, Tanner Yahnig with 2 unassisted and 7 assisted, Shane White with 5 unassisted and 1 assisted, and Tyler Wright with 4 unassisted and 1 assisted.
Luke Boyer, Shane White, and Tanner Yahnig each had one fumble recovery.
Bobby Zielinski had one interception for 19 yards.
Conor Hayes kicked off for a total of 223 yards on 4 kicks, followed by Christian Coyne’s 121 yards on 3 kicks. Bobby Zielinski returned two kickoffs for a total of 34 yards. Punting for the Vikings, Peyton Semsch punted twice for a total of 80 yards. Bobby Zielinski led the team in punt returns with two returns for 34 yards.
The Vikings’ Homecoming game will be challenged by the Rich Hill Tigers on Friday, October 11. Kickoff time is 7:00 pm.