9th-graders rout Augusta

By Steve Sell
September 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — McPherson’s ninth-grade football team played a shortened game on Monday against Augusta, but still produced enough fireworks for a 34-6 win.

Augusta only wanted to play two quarters, but it was decided to make them 12-minute periods instead of 10.

Jakob Feil scored three touchdowns to spark the Bullpups. Kaleb Hoppes hooked up with Cody Stufflebean for another score and Hoppes also threw a TD strike to Keaten Stockham.

“This freshman group is a group our football staff is getting more and more excited about,” MHS assistant coach Heath Gerstner said. “They seem to just get 1 percent better every week and we enjoy coaching them. They are excited to play and they were begging to play a full game, which as a coach makes you excited." 

Gerstner said Kourtney Craig and Mason Thrash had huge defensive games. Hoppes added an interception. The only Oriole scoring came due to a blocked punt.

MHS has a big test at home on Monday against Andale.