COLBY, KS — The Goodland Cowboys knew they would have their hands full with rival Colby, Friday night at Dennen Field and they did falling 61-10.
Goodland hung tough for the first five minutes. After allowing Colby’s Calvin Stapp to run for a 55 yard touchdown run from the first play from scrimmage, Goodland would go on an eight play 74 yard touchdown drive capped off by a Tayton Weeter one yard touchdown run to tie the game at seven all.
Goodland’s defense would keep the game interesting for another couple of minutes stopping Colby’s next offensive possession with an interception in the end zone by Henry Cole. But after that Colby would roll, scoring on their next seven drives while Goodland would only get a 33-yard field goal from Norbert Cano in the second quarter the rest of the game.
Goodland quarterback Leyton Cure threw for a career high 206 yards but had 3 picks, one getting returned for a score. Senior Chase Johnson had a career high 59 yards receiving, 5 yards rushing and also completed a 32 yard pass on a fourth-down conversion.
Colby was led by Calvin Stapp who ran for a game high 122 yards on nine carries and had 4 touchdowns. The Eagles as a team had 391 rushing yards.
Goodland (1-7) will not make the postseason but will play one final game at home this coming Friday against the team they faced in the first game of the year Holcomb (3-5). Colby (7-1) will be the two-seed in district eight and will face Kingman/Cunningham (3-5) in Colby on Friday.