By Tim Chamber
It was a great Saturday for three Johnson County youth league football teams. The Longhorns swept past Hampton in three games while the Pee Wee team played hard but fell to a superior Happy Valley squad.
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The Longhorns had seven rushes and scored six times against the outmanned Bulldogs.
Mason Luckett had touchdown runs of 62 and 40 yards. Grayson Hensley added a 41-yard touchdown run. Masyn Allen and Brayden Wallen tacked on TD runs of 35 and 65 yards. Hayden Isaac
also had a 65-yard touchdown run.
Landon Poore led the defense with six tackles. Hunter Stanley and Allen added three tackles apiece. Mason Grey, Hensley and Ethan Isaacs provided two apiece.
Junior Pee Wee
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The junior pee wee team had a big day on defense by pitching a shutout against the Bulldogs.
Caden Blevins had touchdown runs of 17, 15 and 27 yards to lead the way. Chris Thomas returned a kickoff 70 yards for the other touchdown. Juan Mejia kicked a pair of extra points to close out the scoring.
Blevins rushed for 100 yards on the day. Carson Jennings added 25 as did Thomas. Carter Atwood collected 30 in the game.
Atwood also hooked up with Jennings on a 25-yard pass completion.
Mejia led the defense with six tackles. Kyle Maple, Riley Henson, and Colton Grindstaff provided three each. Blevins, Atwood, Jennings and Andrew Long each logged two stops.
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The Longhorns got touchdown runs by four different players to defeat the Bulldogs in the second game of the day.
Avery Blevins had an 18 yards TD run to get them on the board. K.K. Beard followed with a 39-yard touchdown jaunt.
Sawyer Marshall helped the cause with a 37-yard touchdown run while Hunter McElyea was able to gallop 52 yards for the final one.
Marshall rushed for 75 yards to lead the Longhorns. Blevins added 70 yards while Beard and McElyea provided 50 each. Bryson Kimble helped the cause with 30 yards and also caught a conversion pass from Blevins. Connor Stout had a 10-yard run.
McElyea led the defense with seven tackles. Kimble and Marshall contributed four apiece. Blevins, Stout, Beard, Trevor McCloud, and Kingston Mills got in on two each. Bentley Forrester, Daniel Yax, and Aaron Madrey each had a solo tackle.
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The Longhorns trailed by only 7-0 the half but run out of season during the final two quarters due to very few players on the bench.
Jack Csillag led the team in tackles with eight. Nate Dorman added six tackles and a sack. Gage Stout provided five tackles, three for losses.
Kyle Sluder amassed a good all-around game with seven tackles, and three sacks. He also rushed for 60 yards.
Hunter Walker had a fumble recovery. Luke Warlock provided 40 yards on the ground.