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Bullpups hold off Panthers’ challenge 34-19


Sep. 18—BY JIM MISUNAS

jmisunas@gbtribune.com

The underdog Great Bend Panthers finally discovered an offensive identity. Quarterback Cayden Scheuerman and Braylon Council combined for nine passes for 145 yards.

The powerful McPherson Bullpups finally put away Great Bend 34-19 in Friday’s non-league football game.

4A state-ranked McPherson led the Panthers 21-13 at halftime in a hotly-contest first half. The Bullpups passed for 109 yards and gained 186 yards. The Panthers passed for 104 yards and gained 147 yards.

When quarterback Cayden Scheuerman connected with Braylon Council on a dazzling 36-yard score, the Panthers were within 22-19 with 8:07 left in the third period. The score was set up by a fumble recovery.

The Bullpups led 14-0 and 21-7, but the Panthers responded with their first touchdowns of the season. McPherson’s Aiden Hoover scored on a 7-yard touchdown run from shotgun formation. Jaytin Gumm made his first offensive play pay off with a 47-yard halfback pass to a wide open Ayden Johnson for a 14-0 lead.

But the Panthers rallied with their best offensive play of the season. Quarterback Cayden Scheuerman completed a 4-yard fade pattern to Stefan Spray for a 14-7 score.

McPherson answered with a 55-yard drive capped by Aiden Hoover’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Trey Buckbee, who soared to beat Brayton Council. Council got quick revenge with a leaping 33-yard reception that beat Dawson Gottwald and Luke Schroeder in the endzone for a 21-13 score.

It could be a preview of the Panthers’ first 4A playoff game if they remain No. 16 while the Bullpups remain the No. 1 team in the West. McPherson has reached the 4A state semifinals the past four years.

McPherson 14 7 3 10 — 34

Great Bend 0 13 6 0 — 19

MC — Aiden Hoover 7 run (Blaise Hoover kick) — 4:36; MC — Ayden Johnson 47 pass from Jaytin Gumm (B. Hoover kick) — 2:00; GB — Stefan Spray 4 pass from Cayden Scheuerman (Alex Galindo kick) — 10:15; MC — Trey Buckbee 8 pass from Aiden Hoover (B. Hoover kick) — 5:19; GB — Braylon Council 33 pass from Scheuerman (kick blocked) — 2:06; GB — Council 36 pass from Scheuerman (pass fails) — 8:07; MC — B. Hoover 32 FG — 1:03; MC — Gumm 8 run (B. Hoover kick) — 9:59; MC — B. Hoover 35 FG — 5:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — MC — 46-182; Sky Schriner 18-101; Gumm 16-81; Jayden Dukes 1-14; Aiden Hoover 2-10; Hunter Alvord 7-(-9); team 2-(-15); GB — 27-57; Cody Miller 12-48; Gavin Haberman 3-6; Cayden Scheuerman 11-15; team 1-(-12).

PASSING — MC — Alvord 9-11-0 70; Gumm 2-2-0, 55; GB — Scheuerman 15-27-1, 191.

RECEIVING — MC — Johnson 1-47; Tucker Pelnar 4-41; Dukes 4-22; Buckbee 2-15; GB — Council 9-145; S. Spray 4-36; Haberman 1-5, Mattux Spray 1-5.

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