Monarchs Top Ellis
From Hays Post
By JEREMY McGUIRE
TMP 49, Ellis 13
ELLIS, Kan.-TMP scored 28 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to help pace their way to a 49-13 win over Ellis on Friday night. The Railroaders struck first with 2:46 left in the first quarter when Joseph Eck found Ryan Herl from 34 yards out. Ellis held a 7-0 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter belonged to TMP and more specifically belonged to Gavin Schumacher. The Monarch running back had second quarter touchdown runs of 32 yards, 2 yards and 43 yards to give the Monarchs a 21-7 lead at halftime. Chase Werth tacked on a third quarter touchdown which put TMP on top 28-7. Herl and Eck would connect for a 13 yard touchdown pass and closed the gap to 28-13 after the third quarter.
The Monarchs would put the game away in the fourth quarter with touchdown catches for Creighton Renz and Luke Ruder and a second touchdown run from Werth that closed the scoring on the 36 point TMP victory. Schumacher ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns to lead TMP. David McFarland cooled down a bit from a week ago but still managed 209 yards passing and two touchdowns. Bryce Younger paved the way for Ellis on the ground with 100 yards while Eck led the charge through the air with 86 yards passing.
With the loss Ellis drops to 1-1 on the year and will travel to Sublette on Friday. TMP improves to 1-1 on the season and will host Smith Center at Lewis Field Stadium on Friday.
For post game interview with Coach Cauley and Game Highlights, visit Hays Post.