Thrice is nice: Bishop Miege has shot at third-straight title

By SJ Munoz, PrepsKC Senior Writer

As they’ve made a habit of doing this season, Bishop Miege was dominant in all phases of their 52-0 win over previously-unbeaten Basehor-Linwood to advance to next week’s Class 4A-I Championship in Topeka, Kan.

The Stags defense was on lockdown last night as they shutout a Basehor-Linwood team that was averaging 46.5 points per game.
The Stags defense was on lockdown last night as they shutout a Basehor-Linwood team that was averaging 46.5 points per game.

The teams exchanged punts to open the game, but from that point on it was all Stags.

“Basehor-Linwood is a great football team, they were undefeated and ranked second in the state,” Bishop Miege head coach Jon Holmes said.

“We knew we were going to have to play our ‘A’ game and came out and played really well. This is out third sub-state game in a row and the first in their school history, so we knew there would be a lot of emotion to start the game. They came out ready to play, but we bounced back from that and made plays.”

Miege took over at the Basehor-Linwood 40 and needed just three plays to break the scoreless tie.

Freshman running back Brison Cobbins raced around the Bobcats’ defense on a six-yard TD to make it 7-0 with 5:16 to play in the first quarter.

Less than two minutes later the Miege fans were brought to their feet again as senior Landry Weber turned in a highlight-reel punt return that went 60 yards for a score.

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