Marmaton Valley wins opener

Wildcats win 50-0 over Altoona-Midway


September 7, 2021 - 5:16 AM

Marmaton Valley's Evan Kent (50) and Bryce Ensminger (55) recover a fumble Friday against Altoona-Midway. Photo by Halie Luken

MORAN — After seeing its 2020 season end early due to an insufficient number of available players, Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats opened 2021 with a win Friday.

Marmaton Valley freshman Jaedon Granere rushes for a touchdown against Altoona-Midway Friday.Photo by Halie Luken

The Wildcats sent the home fans away happy, cruising to a 50-0 win over Altoona-Midway.

Marmaton Valley’s Quincy Adams, senior, led the way, rushing for 172 yards and four touchdowns, while tacking on a 59-yard punt return for a fifth score.

Freshman Jaedon Granere shined in his high school debut as well. He carried the ball five times for 73 yards and a score.

Defensively, the Wildcats’ Evan Kent and Garrett Henderson both forced fumbles, Bryce Ensminger had two fumble recoveries, and Dylan Drake recovered a fumble and pulled in an interception.

The victory comes in the head coaching debut of Marmaton Valley’s Max Mickunas, who worked the previous two seasons as an assistant coach in Lebo.

Quincy Adams carries for Marmaton Valley Friday. Photo by Halie Luken

Marmaton Valley (1-0) hosts Crest next Friday.