Bullpups down Cubs

CANEY — Things were looking up early for Humboldt High’s football team Friday.
The Cubs jumped out to an early lead against highly regarded Caney Valley High.
Things were looking up even more when Humboldt forced the Bullpups into a third and long on Caney Valley’s first possession.
But the Bullpups connected on a long pass play, followed one play later by a six-yard touchdown run.
It only seemed like deja vu on the Bullpups’ next possession.
“We had them pinned back and at third-and-17 they threw a screen pass,” Humboldt head coach Mike Miller recalled. “We had five guys ready to blow the play up, but we missed about five tackles.”
Caney Valley took the ball to the Humboldt 2-yard line and scored one play later for a 14-13 lead.
It was off the races at that point for Caney Valley, which rolled to a 44-13 win.
The loss drops Humboldt to 2-3 on the season.
“That was the story of the night: missed tackles,” Miller sid. “They made the plays they had to and we did not.
“I thought going in that this was two evenly matched teams,” Miller continued. “It was going to come down to who wanted it more and who could make the plays. They did.”
The Bullpups scored 22 unanswered points in the third quarter to lead 44-7.
A Trey Johnson touchdown run of four yards for Humboldt in the final quarter capped the scoring.
Johnson rushed for 55 yards on 19 carries and recovered a fumble on defense. Hayden Boring added 35 yards on seven carries. Derrik McCall completed 5 of 12 passes for 54 yards. Tevin Strack had two receptions for 44 yards. Jarred Barr had two catches for 3 yards. Strack had nine tackles, followed by Kyle Warren’s eight tackles, including a sack.
Humboldt hosts Neodesha next Friday.

Humboldt 7-0-0-6—13
Caney Valley 8-14-22-0—44

Humboldt — Boring 1 yd run (Boring kick)
CV — Barlow 6 yd run (Shamblin run)
CV — LaForge 14 yd pass from Barlow (PAT failed)
CV — Barlow 6 yd run (LaForge pass from Barlow)
CV — Barlow 2 yd run (Thorton run)
CV — Thorton 18 yd run (PAT failed)
CV — Thorton 45 yd run (Billingsley pass from Barlow)
CV — Johnson 4 yd run (PAT failed)