Senior runningback Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 171 yards in action at Bishop Miege last week. The Blazers dropped to 0-2 with a 29-0 loss.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Senior runningback Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 171 yards in action at Bishop Miege last week. The Blazers dropped to 0-2 with a 29-0 loss. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Number-one ranked 4A Bishop Miege High School took advantage of a couple of key first-half turnovers and captured a 29-0 Eastern Kansas League victory over the Blazers on Friday night.
Early on, it appeared Gardner Edgerton High School would make a game of it. The Blazers went on a long drive behind the rushing of quarterback Colton Mullin and running back Jadon Pearson-Bruce. The drive lasted half of the first quarter, but was finally stopped by Miege.
Miege answered quickly when quarterback Ryan Willis connected with Jafar Armstrong on a 71-yard scoring strike.
Turnovers proved costly on the Blazers’ next two possessions. Late in the second quarter, Miege blocked a Blazer punt and capatilized with a Dawson Downing three-yard TD run.
On the next possession, the Blazers fumbled leading to another Dawson TD run. That placed the score at 22-0 at half time.
“We had three crucial turnovers that really cost us,” GEHS Coach Marvin Diener said. “The plays took away from a really good effort by the kids. We played with great determination the entire game and showed a lot of improvement.”
Despite the loss, GEHS got another great rushing effort from senior Pearson-Bruce. He carried 27 times for 170 yards.
The Blazers, 0-2, will look for their first win on the road against Blue Valley Southwest on Sept. 19.