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BC’s running game was a key to easily beating Great Bend.

Adrian Holguin, Sports Editor

Bishop Carroll vs Great Bend Recap

One week after falling short to the Derby Panthers (ranked first by MaxPreps), the Golden Eagle

s (ranked 8th by MaxPreps) were able to come away with a win against the Great Bend Panthers (ranked 37th by MaxPreps) on Friday Night. The Great Bend Panthers were able to strike first early in the game, but the Eagles were able to quickly respond with a score of their own. The Golden Eagle defense then, for the most part, were able to keep the Panthers’ offense in check. The final score was BC 28-14.

Golden Eagles Offense:
The Golden Eagles offense was able to get a touchdown on the board early in the first quarter, thus responding to the early score that came from Great Bend on its first offensive possession; this play was set up by a 30-yard run by Hunter Trail up the left sideline. This would set up the first Golden Eagles touchdown, which was a 13-yard rushing touchdown by Aiden Niedens. The offense would then never look back, scoring three more touchdowns, all of them coming via the running game.

Golden Eagles Defense:
The Golden Eagles defense, led by Aiden Nichols and Phoenix Smith, were able to put up yet another solid performance against Great Bend’s high-flying offense led by Quarterback Aiden Miller. They were able to patch up the mistakes made on their first defensive drive, where they allowed the Panthers to drive down the field and score a touchdown on their first offensive possession. They did not allow another touchdown until the third quarter. Smith (DE) put the Panthers away with two sacks in the second half.

Great Bend:
The Panthers’ offense struggled moving the ball against the stout defensive front of the Golden Eagles. They were only able to muster up two scores on the ground, which is a step back from the three they had just a week before against Dodge City. They will look to bounce back against Andover Central this week.

Going Forward:
The rival Kapaun Crusaders are next up on the schedule for the this Friday. The Crusaders are coming off a three-game losing streak, and they will desperately be searching for a win to attempt to salvage their season. The Bishop Carroll defense will look to continue their dominance against Kapaun.