Humboldt steamrolls Jayhawk-Linn

Humboldt's Cubs remain one of the hottest teams in the area, picking up their fifth straight victory in a 62-18 rout over Jayhawk-Linn. The Cubs have a showdown at unbeaten Wellsville this week.

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October 11, 2021 - 9:52 AM

Humboldt High's players celebrate in the first half Friday against Jayhawk-Linn in a 62-18 victory. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — It all boils down to this.

Humboldt High’s Cubs picked up their fifth straight victory in dominating fashion Friday, rushing for 456 yards in a 62-18 win over Jayhawk-Linn.

The victory sets up a pair of season-ending showdowns, first on Friday at unbeaten Wellsville, then winding up Oct. 22 with a home tilt against Osage City. Wellsville, like Humboldt, is unbeaten in district play at 3-0. The Eagles stand at 6-0 overall. Osage City is at 5-1 overall and 2-1 in district play.

The Cubs broke open a 14-12 lead with touchdowns aplenty thanks to its lethal ground game.

Senior quarterback Gavin Page was the primary protagonist, rushing for 247 yards and three touchdowns.

a large crowd gathers to watch Humboldt High’s Cubs defeat Jayhawk-Linn Friday to cap Homecoming Week. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register
Humboldt High assistant coach Jeremy Weilert, right, gives instruction to Cub players , including Andrew Watts (68) and Cole Mathes (15) Friday during the Cubs’ 62-18 win over Jayhawk-Linn. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register
Humboldt High’s offense prepares for the snap against Jayhawk-Linn Friday. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register
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Backfield mate Trey Sommer added three rushing touchdowns on 174 yards and 64 yards on three receptions, including a 44-yard touchdown catch.

Gavin Page got things rolling with a 71-yard touchdown, followed by Logan Page’s 7-yard score.

Jayhawk-Linn didn’t go away quietly, and was within 14-12 when Sommer scored on a 6-yard run. 

It was 22-18 when Humboldt took control.

Gavin Page notched a 2-yard score. Sommer ran one in from 40 yards before Gavin Page found Sommer for the 41-yard score.

Sommer added a 26-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring.

Sam Hull added 15 yards on the ground, Logan Page had 11, Cole Mathes 7 and Aden Kelley 2.

Hunter Bauer and Dakota Slocum added 11 and 8-yard receptions, respectively.

Sommer led the defense with nine tackles. Maddox Johnson and River Kaufman each had five tackles, including one for a loss.

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