February 11, 2016

Blazers back on winning track after 35-19 victory over Blue Valley

David Switzer Special to The Gardner News Big plays were the difference in Gardner Edgerton’s 35-19 victory over Blue Valley Southwest on Sept. 23. The Blazers found their big-play mojo early when quarterback Jared Hobby hit Tim Seymour on a 36-yard pass completion on the game’s first snap after the opening kickoff. That same combination Continue Reading

Walker runs for 4 TDs in Jaguar win

Tony Walker rushed for four touchdowns leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade varsity to a 52-6 home win versus Ottawa, Sept. 13. Pioneer, 1-2, jumped to a 30-6 first-quarter lead and went up 38-6 by halftime. The Jags tacked on 14 second-half points. Andrew Halverson also had a big night. He ran for 157 Continue Reading

Blazers bested by Bishop Miege, 34-0

Dave Switzer submissions@gardnernews.com You knew it was going to be a tough one early in Gardner Edgerton’s contest with Bishop Miege. The Blazers fumbled on their second play from scrimmage, setting the Stags up in great field position with less than two minutes gone in the game. While the Stags didn’t cash in on that Continue Reading

Pioneer Ridge Jag varsity wins twice

The Pioneer Ridge seventh-grade varsity football team started the season with a pair of wins versus Louisburg and Spring Hill last week. In the season opener Sept. 6 at Louisburg, PRMS posted a hard-fought 14-8 win. Jonas Pippitt got things going returning the opening kickoff 74 yards for a score. “That was a big play Continue Reading

Trailblazers overcome Blue Valley North in 54-20 road victory

 Dave Switzer submissions@gardnernews.com Sophomore running Traevohn Wrench rushed for 348 yards and five touchdowns to lead Gardner Edgerton to a 54-20 road victory over Blue Valley North on Sept. 9. The Blazers had more than 600 yards of total offense in gaining their first win of the year. GE scored on each of its six Continue Reading

Blazer freshmen lose to Blue Valley West

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen football squads started the season with a pair of losses to Blue Valley West, Sept. 1. In the Freshman “A” game, GEHS lost 26-13 despite over 100 yards rushing from Anthony Smart. Emilio Fowler had one sack. In the “B” game, GEHS lost 12-8 despite outstanding rushing efforts from Continue Reading

GEHS football team will play in football classic

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Fans can add one more game to the Gardner Edgerton High School football calendar next year and drop one league game. In 2011, the team will travel to East St. Louis to play in the 2nd Annual City of Champions Football Classic. GEHS Head Coach Marvin Diener said in a press release Continue Reading

Two GE players up for awards

Two Gardner Edgerton High School football players have been named finalists for most outstanding Kansas City metro area players. Bubba Starling, GEHS quarterback, was named a finalist for the 28th Annual Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award for most outstanding football player in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lucas Powell, GEHS lineman, was named a finalist Continue Reading

‘Blazers football squad falls in state semi-finals to finish the season 12-1

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize-a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium on Nov. 19. GE got off to Continue Reading

‘Blazer freshmen win shoot-out vs. Aquinas

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys football team outlasted St. Thomas Aquinas 58-42 in an Eastern Kansas League shoot-out at Aquinas, Oct. 20. Trevohn Wrench led the way with touchdown runs of three, 19, and 24 yards, and Jared Hobby tossed touchdowns of 49 and 52 yards to Wrench. Marshall Wade added touchdown runs Continue Reading