HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Cubs improved to 2-0 on the young season Friday.
But unlike their season-opening trouncing of Bluestem, the Cubs had to sweat out a 30-26 win over visiting Fredonia in Humboldt’s home-opener.
Gavin Page proved lethal both through the air and on the ground. He ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, while completing 4 of 8 passes for 52 yards and two more scores. (He also picked off a Yellowjacket passion defense).
Drew Counsil carried nine times for 79 yards, while Trey Sommer had 35 rushing yards and 41 receiving yards for the Cubs.
Trayce Slocum led the defense with 10 tackles, while Dakota Slocum had seven tackles, for tackles-for-loss, and two sacks.
The Cubs will hope to keep up their winning ways on the road next Friday at Neodesha.
Crest kept its record spotless by thumping Three Rivers League rival Marmaton Valley, 64-6.
Jacquez Coleman led a familiar cast of characters in the win, tossing a pair of touchdowns and running in another. Stratton McGhee had one rushing touchdown and another scoring reception. Ethan Godderz led the Lancer defense with seven tackles.
The Lancers (2-0) will host Marais des Cygnes Valley Friday. Marmaton Valley (1-1) is at home to face Chetopa.
Elsewhere, Yates Center High picked up its first win of the season, crushing Altoona-Midway, 56-8. The Wildcats (1-1) will host St. Paul next week.
Southern Coffey County dropped a 52-0 decision to Marais des Cygnes Valley. The Titans host Madison next weekend.