Colgan Cruises in Win Over Uniontown, Claims District Title


PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Colgan Panthers used their explosive offense and suffocating defense en route to a 57-8 win over Uniontown.

On their opening drive, Colgan wide receiver Jeremiah Buche took a bubble screen 38-yards into the end zone, giving the Panthers a 7-0 lead with 9:56 remaining in the first quarter.

Minutes later, Panther’s quarterback Bryce Hutchins found Jeremiah Buche again, this time on a 9-yard fade route for a touchdown. St. Marys had extended their lead to 14-0 with 7:59 remaining.

After a Uniontown fumble set up the Panthers with excellent field position, running back Max Wilson took a hand-off 31-yards for a score. Colgan lead Uniontown 21-0.

On the next Uniontown possession, a throw by quarterback Ty Davidson was intercepted by Colgan’s Conor Price. The Panther’s offense would capitalize on the turnover, as wide receiver Cal Marquardt took a jet sweep 38-yards into the end zone. In a matter of eight minutes the Colgan lead had ballooned to 28-0.

With 00:37 remaining in the first quarter, Colgan fullback Domenic Bevilacqua rumbled 36-yards for a touchdown, breaking multiple tackles on his way to the end zone. St. Marys would take a 35-0 lead in the second quarter.

Entering the second quarter, the Eagle’s offense had been held without a single first down. That changed when quarterback Ty Davidson took the first snap of the quarter 20-yards for a first down. However, on the next play, Colgan linebacker Max Wilson intercepted Davidson’s pass, taking it 66-yards to the house, increasing the Panther lead to 42-0.

To cap off the scoring in the first half, Colgan running back Cade Simmons rushed 13-yards for a score. St. Mary’s Colgan lead Uniontown 49-0 at the half.

The entirety of the second half would be played with a running clock, and as expected, the half moved swiftly.

Looking to end Colgan’s shutout, Uniontown began the third quarter with the ball. Ty Davidson took the kickoff to open the second half 24-yards to the Uniontown thirty-eight yard line. The Eagles methodically drove down the field, eventually scoring on a 20-yard toss sweep by running back Hayden Miller. The 2-point try was successful by running back Gavin Fry, leaving the score 49-8 in favor of St. Mary’s Colgan.

Due to the running clock, the third quarter ended with the same score, Colgan leading 49-8.

Panther’s running back Blaise Dawson would score the game’s final score, this time on a 6-yard touchdown run. The 2-point try was successful by Kannon Keller. Colgan lead 57-8 with 8:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The game would end with the Eagles marching towards the Colgan end zone. As the final horn sounded, St. Mary’s Colgan had won 57-8.

With the win Colgan capped off a perfect run in district play, finishing 3-0. The Panthers were awarded with the Class 2A District 4 championship trophy at the conclusion of the contest.

Colgan improved to 7-2 on the season, and will host Lyndon next Friday night in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

With the loss Uniontown finishes the regular season 4-6, doubling their win total from a season ago (2). Unfortunately for Uniontown, the Eagles have been eliminated from postseason play, as Yates Center defeated Oswego 20-18 tonight.

Max Wilson led the Panther’s offense, taking 9 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Bryce Hutchins connected with Jeremiah Buche twice, both going for touchdowns. The Colgan defense received contributions from many, with 19 different players registering a tackle.

The Eagle’s offense was led by running back Hayden Miller, who totaled 54-yards and one touchdown. Gavin Fry led Uniontown on defense with 9 tackles, while Ty Davidson and Nick Hathaway finished with 6 tackles.

Updated Class 2A District 4 Standings

                • District     Overall     Points

St. Mary’s Colgan       3-0            7-2          +63    * DISTRICT CHAMPION

Yates Center              2-1            3-6           -17    * District Runner-Up

Uniontown                 1-2            4-5            -7

Oswego                       0-3            1-8          -39