After leading 30-7 at the half, Basehor-Linwood (1-1) staved off Lansing’s (1-1) comeback bid to win 30-28 Friday at Keister Field behind four total touchdowns from Bobcats’ quarterback Chase Torkelson.
It was an anticipated rematch between the United Kansas Conference rivals after the Lions handed the Bobcats their only regular-season loss last year 14-13 at Lansing.
Basehor-Linwood's AJ Cooper find open space against Lansing. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)
The Bobcats struck first with a field goal after recovering a Lion fumble to take an early lead. On the next drive, the Lions got in the end zone on a five-yard run by Derrick Robinson to lead 7-3. The lead didn’t last long as Torkelson hit a streaking Jordan Brown for a 32-yard score to put the Bobcats up 10-7.
Another Lions fumble set the Bobcats up with favorable field position and they made good on it as Torkelson scored on a designed run to put BLHS up 17-7.
It was back and forth in the second quarter until the Bobcats drove inside the 10-yard line where Torkelson scored his second rushing touchdown of the night. A failed extra point left the Lions trailing 23-7 going into halftime.
Basehor-Linwood came out swinging in the second half as Torkelson added his third touchdown on the ground making it 27 unanswered points from the Bobcats.
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Derrick Robinson takes off through the line for Lansing. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)