After leading his team to a record of 2-1, Field Kindley (Coffeyville) quarterback CJ Kelley had to sit this one out on Friday due personal issues. Junior Jaylen Logan stepped to run the offense when Circle High School’s football team came in to town in week four. The junior wide out did not take the task lightly as the fans filled the bleachers at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Coffeyville would receive to to start the game. However, the defenses would hold strong early on in the game. Especially putting it on was defense of Circle, as they seemed to be stopping the high powered offense and skill players of the Golden Tornado in the early minutes, and it looked to be a decently close game.
Logan wouldn’t have it, as a little over eight (8) minutes into the contest he took over. With 3:50 to play in the opening quarter Logan right, faked a toss on the speed option, and broke one for a 61-yard score. They stretched that lead to 8-0 with a successful two (2)-point conversion. It didn’t take very long for Coffeyville to give up a touchdown. Soon after the initial score of the game, Circle answered with a touchdown of their own. The Thunderbirds connected on the PAT making the score 8-7 with them the Birds trailing. However, on the ensuing kickoff, Junior defensive back Tajahn Thomas had a little something to say himself; Thomas wouldn’t be speaking with his voice though. Thomas the kickoff from the ten and took it all ninety (90) yards to the house for a touchdown. Coffeyville would hold onto a 14-0 lead going into the half, as they failed on a two (2)-point conversion.
Circle would receive the kickoff to begin the second half. However the T-Birds ended up giving the ball back to Coffeyville. With possesFsion of the ball now, Logan connected with Tajahn Thomas for a short touchdown pass a few minutes into the second half. Logan ran in the two (2)-point conversion as well giving them a more comfortable lead at 22-7. Right after this score the kickoff was recovered by the ‘Nado as they decided to kick an onside try after scoring, but were not able to capitalize on it.
Coffeyville went into the fourth quarter with the lead and built on it scoring with a little over seven (7) minutes left in the contest. They were no good on two (2) point try, however still led 28-7 almost halfway through the fourth. With only thirty-eight seconds (:38) left to play in the game, Logan threw a deep fade route down the right side line, and a nice catch gave them another late score, and his third on the night.
Logan is on the verge for a career season, alongside his teammate: starting quarterback C.J. Kelley, whom was sidelined due to injury ,as well as other undisclosed personal issues, against Circle last Friday. Logan finished with 107 yards passing on 14 of 20 and added 23 carries for a whopping 142 yards. Also looking good for the Golden Tornado is Junior defensive back and wide receiver Tajahn Thomas who ran in a kickoff return for a touchdown and caught two passes for touchdowns. As well as adding a number of tackles and a couple deflections.
Coffeyville moves up to 3-1 while Towanda-Circle falls to 0-4 on the season. Circle will stay at home in Towanda and face the central powerhouse Bullpups of McPherson (3-1). Coffeyville will stay at home as well during their three (3) game home stand and play in a redemption game which should prove to be a tough battle for both teams. Galena (4-0) has yet to lose in the tough CNC league, blowing out their last two opponents and also beating 2-1A powerhouse St. Mary’s Colgan 16-0, and downing 4A-II contender 28-21.