Jayhawk-Linn’s season comes to an end at the hands of Osage City

MOUND CITY, Kan. – A year ago, Osage City traveled to play a 9-0 Jayhawk-Linn football team in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs. They came away with a 20-14 victory. Flash forward to today, as Osage City once again traveled to Jayhawk-Linn for a Bi-District contest. This time around? The Osage City Indians left no doubt, defeating the Jayhawks 48-14.

Led by their high powered offense, Osage City was able to put the first points of the game on the board. Dual threat quarterback Tucker Kimball marched the Indians down the field, punching it into the end zone to give his team a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter Osage City was able to again move the ball down into Jayhawk-Linn territory, capping off their drive with another touchdown. The Indians led 14-0.

Unable to create any momentum on offense, the Jayhawks were forced to punt the ball back to Osage City.

Kimball again led the Indians offense down the field using the air and ground attack. Osage City would score on the drive, but the PAT was unsuccessful, leaving the score 20-0 in favor of the Indians.

Stymied thus far on offense by the Osage City defense, the Jayhawks looked to finally break into the scoring column. They did just that on their next drive, marching into the end zone. The 2-point try was no good, but the Jayhawks had cut into the Indian’s lead, 20-6.

Osage City would add another score before the halftime break, as the Indians led 27-6.

The second half was more of the same. Jayhawk-Linn was able to add another score, but Osage City ultimately prevailed 48-14.

For the second consecutive season, Osage City has bounced Jayhawk-Linn from the Class 3A playoffs.

Quarterback Tucker Kimball led the Indians on offense, using his arm and his legs to gash the Jayhawks.

The explosive trio of Brandon Gray, Harley Stone, and Hayden Broyles was not enough for the ‘Hawks, as the Osage City defense was able to limit Jayhawk-Linn’s offense to a season low 14 points.

Unfortunately for the Jayhawks, their season comes to a close Tuesday night, as they finish 8-2 on the season. Although the ‘Hawks season came to an end in Bi-Districts, they can be proud of themselves for winning the Three Rivers League championship and the Class 3A District 6 championship.

As for Osage City, they improve to 8-2 on the season, and will host Caney Valley Saturday as they continue their run in the Class 3A postseason. Caney Valley defeated Cherryvale 55-22 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Indians will look to avenge their 2016 43-16 playoff loss to Caney Valley.