GOODLAND, KS — The Goodland Cowboy football team was unable to find the win column for the fifth consecutive week as they fell to the Beloit Trojans, 52-14.
Despite the big discrepancy on the scoreboard there were plenty of positives to take away for the young Cowboy team. Goodland led for the first time this season early in the first quarter thanks to a ten play drive capped off by a Blake Sanderson touchdown reception from Leyton Cure. Beloit would go on and score three more times to take the lead for good, but senior running back Joe Mann would have a 95 yard touchdown run halfway through the 2nd quarter, the longest play of the season for GHS, to make it 34-14 at halftime.
Goodland wouldn’t score the rest of the night as four turnovers and over 60 yards of penalties plagued the Cowboys. GHS did finish with a season high 215 total yards on offense. Joe Mann lead the rushing attack with 107 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. QB Leyton Cure passed for 88 yards and score but was also intercepted three times. Four different Cowboys had receptions on the night.
Beloit was led by senior running back Tate Ahlvers, who had a career night on the ground rushing for 31 times for 232 yards and five touchdowns.
Goodland continues to be on an 8-game losing streak dating back to October 6th of last year. Cowboys (0-5) head to Concordia to continue district play next Friday, while Beloit (3-2) hosts Scott City.
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