Who needs a passing attack when you have Blake Bedsworth and Logan Hattaway in the backfield?
The quarterback-running back duo combined for 210 of Sequoyah’s 251 yards rushing, leading the Eagles to a third-consecutive victory in a 23-6 decision over Kansas on the road Friday night in their District 2A-8 opener.
Bedsworth paced the charge with 121 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, scoring on a 1-yard keeper in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Hattaway scored on runs of 7 and 40 yards to finish with 89 yards on 13 touches.
Sequoyah (3-1, 1-0) threw only seven passes, with Bedsworth completing three of his five attempts for 43 yards.
In all, the Eagles registered 294 yards.
Sequoyah nearly managed its third shutout of the season while holding the Comets to 137 yards on 55 plays. They didn’t score until 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Kansas (1-1, 0-1) threw for only 10 yards on 1-of-11 passing, and Cody Pennington intercepted one of those passes. It did rack up 127 yards on the ground, but that production came at a rate of about 3.3 yards per carry.
Hunter Bolay led the defense with 10 tackles – three solo and seven assisted – three of which were for a loss to go along with his two sacks. Trey Burks and Tucker McClurg added five tackles apiece.
The Eagles will be on the road again Friday night against Salina. The Wildcats are 2-2 overall with wins over Locust Grove (20-8) and Fairland (34-0) and losses to Inola (44-14) and Rejoice Christian (34-24).