Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense stop a second quarter drive at St.Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. GEHS lost 30-7 to the Saints. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense stop a second quarter drive at St.Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. GEHS lost 30-7 to the Saints. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team dropped a 30-7 Eastern Kansas League (EKL) decision at St. Thomas Aquinas High School Friday night.
The Aquinas Saints, 3-2, struck first, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 67-yard run by quarterback Carter Oderman.
The Saints added two, second quarter touchdowns. Jacob Leikham hauled in a 67-yard strike from Oderman, and Duron Lowe hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Oderman as well.
After a scoreless third quarter, GEHS got its lone touchdown of the

Gardner Edgerton High School junior quarterback Griffin Johns gets set for a pass in third quarter action against St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. This Friday, the GEHS team returns to the district stadium for Homecoming. Photo by Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School junior quarterback Griffin Johns gets set for a pass in third quarter action against St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. This Friday, the GEHS team returns to the district stadium for Homecoming. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

night. GEHS quarterback Griffin Johns, a junior, hooked up with Kolbee Finnell on a 28-yard scoring strike.
The Saints continued to add to their tally, putting 10 fourth quarter points on the board. With the victory, the Saints improved their record to 3-2.
Now 1-4, the Blazers will celebrate homecoming Friday night against Blue Valley North High School. The North squad, 4-1, is fresh from a 27-24 win against EKL rival Blue Valley High School.

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Keegan Michael, number 28, takes a hand-off from quarterback Griffin Johns in action at St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Keegan Michael, number 28, takes a hand-off from quarterback Griffin Johns in action at St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the district stadium.