Kimbel, Osage City Too Much For Caney Valley

Osage City, KS – Tucker Kimbel is one of leaders this season in offensive stats in 3A football. Caney Valley Head Coach Cris Davis said before the game “We have to stop number 7 (Kimball). If we don’t, we’ll be in trouble.” With his combination of running and passing ability the Caney Valley defense struggled to stop him and the Indians, falling 37-21.

The ballgame began with an 80 yard drive for Osage City that was capped off with a Kimbel touchdown. The 2 point conversion would connect to put the Indians up 8-0 in the first. After the teams traded possessions in the 2nd Osage City punted to Grant Richey who returned it 60 plus yards for a touchdown. The extra point connected to make it 8-7 in the first. That would be the closest Caney Valley would get to Osage City in this ballgame.

From there the Bullpups would be plagued with penalties and turnovers and the Indians would use short yardage in the first half to jump out to a 28-7 lead. In the middle of the second quarter Grant Richey left the ballgame and would not return. Caney would score just before half on a Warfield handoff near the goal line to make the score 28-14.

In the first half Caney Valley held on to the ball for 17 minutes and ran more plays than Osage City.

In the second half, Caney received the ball, however Osage City would force a fumble deep in their territory and recover the loose ball. They would score a field goal on that 7 minute possession and jump out to a 31-14 lead in the 3rd quarter.

Both teams would score again in the 4th quarter, however the early deficit would be too much for Caney to overcome. Final score 37-21 in favor of Osage City. Tucker Kimbel would score 4 of the teams 6 possessions.

The Caney Valley Bullpups finish the year at 8-3 and a share of the Tri-Valley League title. Osage City will travel to 10-1 Sabetha on Friday night.