Neither team’s punters were asked to do much on Friday as the Dodge City Red Demons lost a 53-48 shootout to Wichita Heights.
“We didn’t tackle very well,” Dodge City head coach Dave Foster said following the game. “(Heights) was just a more physical football team than what we were.”
Dodge City fell behind by 14-points midway through the third quarter and that deficit was too great to overcome.
Following a 21-yard field goal from Dodge City’s Dayton McGroarty, Heights would find the end zone one final time with 3:02 to go in the game to seal the deal. Senior receiver Mark Adams returned the ensuing kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown but Heights ran out the clock on the following drive.
Senior running back Tyler Trent found holes in the Heights defense from the start. Trent finished with just under 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns. His longest run of the day was a 79-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.