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Football falls to Chaparral in district play

posted Nov 8, 2016, 9:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 9:27 AM ]

The football season was cut short by the Chaparral Roadrunners Thursday, Oct. 3. With a win, the Cardinals would have advanced to the playoffs, but with a score of 8-33, they fell short. The team's disappointment arose as the final seconds ticked away.

“It sucked knowing that I would never put a Conway Springs football jersey on again,” senior Josh Dugan said.

Dugan is a four year letterwinner for the football team and was a team captain. He had three receptions against Chaparral, racking up 19 yards. He also made a big impact on the defensive side of the ball with 7 solo tackles, increasing his total for the season to 50. Junior Trenton Jones also was unsatisfied with the season’s end.

“I was a little upset that we only lost one game and didn’t make the playoffs,” he said. “I felt like we had a good team [this year] and we played pretty well.”

Jones was named the “Big Cheese Athlete of the Week” after the win over Trinity in week five. Against Chaparral, Jones ran for 24 yards on 11 carries, averaging 2.2 yards a carry. He has been a top rusher for many games this season.

Junior Christian Hedrick said he is ready for what next year holds.

“We’ll pretty much have the same team,” Hedrick said. “I think we will learn from our experience this year, although we will miss our seniors.”

Hedrick lettered at Goddard High School his freshman year and has lettered his sophomore and junior year at Conway Springs. He ended the season with a total of eight tackles.

Above: Junior quarterback Colton Terhune hands the ball off to senior running back Gunnar Denney. Denney was a captain and two-year letterwinner. Photo by Tom Phillips.