Humboldt downs Caney

The Cubs went on the road and tackled Caney Valley, 28-8, in a tough road matchup for Humboldt Friday. Humboldt scored two touchdowns in each half and held Caney to only one score.



September 11, 2023 - 4:08 PM

Blake Ellis (3)and the Humboldt High Cubs will be in Council Grove Friday for what should be a dandy district football game. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

CANEY — The Humboldt Cubs held string in their 28-8 road victory over Caney Valley Friday.

Humboldt (2-0) scored two touchdowns in each half. The Cubs held Caney Valley to one touchdown and a two-point conversion the whole game.

Blake Ellis led the Cubs with a couple of rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown while also picking up 171 ground yards on 21 carries. The junior threw for 145 yards and the touchdown, including a 31-yard pass.

“We did a good job of making some adjustments at halftime and responding well to those adjustments,” said head coach Logan Wyrick. “We probably needed to find a way to finish with scores on a couple other drives tonight. Battles like tonight will only make us better.”

Cole Mathes carried the load at running back going for 53 yards and one touchdown. Jacob Harrington led the way at receiver with one touchdown and 73 receiving yards.

Defensively, Kyler Isbell led Humboldt with a team-high nine tackles while Mathes had six. Garren Goodner and Logan Page each had five tackles. 

Sam Hull scored both of Humboldt’s two-point conversion attempts, one on a rush and the other receiving. 

Humboldt is at Neodesha Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.