Defense comes up huge as Bishop Miege advances to semifinals

Bishop Miege coach Jon Holmes is hoping his Stags squad can bring home its third 4A-1 in a row.
Bishop Miege coach Jon Holmes is hoping his Stags squad can bring home its third 4A-1 in a row.

By Cole Young, PrepsKC Senior Writer

If there was a moment you could call pivotal in a 49-6 victory, Bishop Miege found itself in one late in the first half against Louisburg.

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Leading just 22-6 at the time, Louisburg had marched down the field and had a chance to pull within one possession against the top ranked team in Kansas 4A-Division 1 heading into the half.

As the final seconds ticked away in the half, the Stag defense bottled up Louisburg quarterback Grant Harding on the Stag 4.

“I think that was huge,” Bishop Miege coach Jon Holmes said. “It was 22-6 at that time. If they score they could have made it 22-14 going into the half.

“We thought we knew what play they were going to run and we were able to stop a great playing in their quarterback in Harding and our offense was able to carry that momentum into the second half.”

With that stop, Miege stole back the momentum and rolled into a Class 4-IA semifinal matchup against Basehor-Linwood.

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