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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Swathers harvest Greenbacks

  • The Pratt High School Greenbacks shocked the house at Hesston Friday night, stunning the Swather homecoming crowd by taking a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter.
    From there, however, the Hesston Swathers reeled off 48 unanswered points to regain control, and they went on to claim a 48-12 victory over the visiting Greenbacks.
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    • STATS: Pratt v Hesston
      PRATT      6   0   0   6   12

      HESSTON 14 13 21 0   48

      FIRST DOWNS...
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      STATS: Pratt v Hesston
      PRATT      6   0   0   6   12
      HESSTON 14 13 21 0   48
      FIRST DOWNS
      PRATT 2; HESSTON 18
      RUSHING
      PRATT 15-25; HESSTON 36-267
      PASSING
      PRATT 11-20-0-151- 2 TD; HESSTON 13-21-0-202-4 TD
      IND RUSHING
      Regalado 6-25
      Ruckle 8-4
      Koehler 1 (-4)
      IND PASSING
      Ruckle 11/20/151/ 2 TDs
      IND RECEIVING
      Ramos 6/86/ 1 TD
      Barnard 2/54/ 1 TD
      Landry 1/3
      Kohman 1/11
  • The Pratt High School Greenbacks shocked the house at Hesston Friday night, stunning the Swather homecoming crowd by taking a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter.
    From there, however, the Hesston Swathers reeled off 48 unanswered points to regain control, and they went on to claim a 48-12 victory over the visiting Greenbacks.
    PHS struck on their initial possession on a screen pass from Brandon Ruckle to Shawn Ramos. It was 6-0 Pratt.
    Unfortunately, after forcing a 3-and-out on Hesston’s first possession, the Greenback defense was unable to get off the field much after that. The Swathers scored touchdowns the next 7 times they had the ball, spanning the middle of the first quarter to the middle of the fourth quarter.
    Pratt missed a couple of offensive opportunities in the first half that might have allowed the game to stay close. After Hesston had scored in the first quarter, the Frogs had a chance to regain the lead as they got the ball on a short field off special teams, but were unable to capitalize. Trailing 20-6 in the 2nd quarter, Pratt misfired on a 4th and 1, turning the ball back over to Hesston in their own territory.
    “We needed to be more productive on offense to take the pressure off our defense,” observed PHS head coach Jamie Cruce.
    A lot of the offense for Hesston, as expected, was from their speedy running back Ryan Schadler who had 20 carries for 179 yards on the night. What might not have been as expected was Hesston also moving the ball through the air rather effectively as well. Justin Smith had 7 catches and a 2 TDs receiving from QB Wyatt McKinney.
    The threat of the passing attack may have put some doubt in the Pratt linebackers minds about whether to cover the pass or the run, and as a result, Hesston’s offense was in high gear most of the night, churning out long drive after long drive.
    There was a running clock most of the second half. Pratt scored as time ran out on a long pass from Ruckle to Derek Barnard to make the final tally 48-12 in favor of Hesston. Full stats online next week.

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