Using a strong rushing attack, the Blue Valley High School Tigers turned back the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers 35-7 in first round 6A District play at GEHS last Friday night.
Early on, it appeared that GEHS, 1-6, would make a game of it. Keegan Michael capped a long drive with a four-yard touchdown run, and Austin George added the point after to put GEHS up by 7-0.
The lead was short lived as the Tigers tied the game at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Blue Valley, 5-2, took control with three, second quarter touchdowns to secure the first round district game.
Despite the loss, GEHS accumulated 246 yards of offense. GEHS quarterback Griffin Johns led the rushing effort with a season high 138 yards on 17 carries. Michael added 40 yards on 10 totes, and Hunter Skeens had 24 yards on 12 carries.
Through the air, Johns connected with Jace Sprague for 24 yards on two passes, and Zach Bass hauled in two other passes for 14 yards.
GEHS will try to get in the win column traveling to Blue Valley Northwest Friday night.