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O-South Rolls, Miege Survives

By 810 Varsity, 10/28/23, 1:15AM CDT


Playoff recaps of Falcons, Stags wins

Olathe South 49, SM South 20

Bryce Norenburg and Olathe South opened up the offense, and waltzed into the second round of the playoffs with a rout on Friday.

The Falcons quarterback scored four rushing touchdowns to boost Olathe South to a 49-20 win over the Raiders.

Olathe South (6-3) opened up a 14-0 lead after a 44-yard Max Armstrong touchdown run, and a Cooper Warren 8-yard score with two minutes left in the period. But the Raiders got on the board on the ensuing play when Grant Jennigs turned on the jets for a 70-yard touchdown, and a 14-7 deficit.

Then Norenburg went to work. The senior scored shortly after on a 40-yard scamper, then cam back with a 44-yard score for a 28-7 cushion. The quarterback went more conventional with a four-yard keeper with just seven ticks before the half, and a 35-7 margin by intermission.

An 11-yard touchdown by Norenburg – his 26th of the season – gave the Falcons a 42-14 margin with 3:56 left in the game. Armstrong later scored for his second touchdown of the contest.

Olathe South, the No. 4 seed in the East, will play host to No. 5 Blue Valley Northwest (5-4) on Thursday night at the Olathe District Activities Center.

Bishop Miege 21, St. James Academy 17

The Kansas Class 4A defending state champions about took a knockout blow in the first round.

But Bishop Miege came off the ropes in time for a 21-17 win over Eastern Kansas League rival, St. James Academy, to advance in the 4A playoffs. The Stags won six straight state titles from 2014-2019, and again last season.

The Thunder, which disrupted Miege’s state championship run since 2014 with titles in 2020 and 2021, looked the part again with a 14-0 lead by halftime. After a scoreless first stanza, touchdowns by seniors Spencer Dohm and Ben Wheeler gave the Thunder a two-score lead through most of the third quarter.

But Miege (8-1) broke the scoring drought with a touchdown pass from Marco Rodriguez to Howard Peoples in the corner of the end zone for a 14-7 deficit with 3:44 left in the stanza. Following a defensive stand, Rodriguez again hurled a 25-yard touchdown pass, this time to Cole Wofford to suddenly tie the game at 14-14.

The Thunder mounted a drive to take the lead on a field goal with 7:19 left. But Miege saddled up for a long scoring drive, capped by Andre Randle’s one-yard touchdown plunge, and a 21-17 lead with 3:59 to go. The Thunder mounted a late threat, but it was thwarted by a sack from Devyn Davis to seal the win.

The Stags will face host another rival in St. Thomas Aquinas (6-3) next Friday night at Dixon Doll Stadium.

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