Cheylin vs Cunningham LIVE High School Boys Football Saturday 11/25/2023

Cheylin vs Cunningham LIVE High School Boys Football Saturday 11/25/2023

CUNNINGHAM, KS – In a stunning upset, the Cheylin Cougars defeated the heavily favored Cunningham Wildcats 28-24 in a Class 6-Player playoff game on Saturday.

What it is: Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Cheylin Cougars vs Cunningham Wildcats
Game Type: Playoff
Bracket: 2023 Kansas High School Football Playoff Brackets: KSHSAA – Class 6-Player
Time: Saturday, Nov 25, 2023, 1:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Cunningham High School – KS.
Home: Cunningham Wildcats 10-1
Away: Cheylin Cougars 11-0
Live Stream: Watch here

The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, scoring on their first two possessions. Logan McCarty found Pablo Bermudez for a 60-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive, and then McCarty scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter to make it 14-0.

Cunningham answered with a touchdown of their own before halftime, making it 14-7. The Wildcats then took the lead in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Will Wegerer to Luke Albers.

But the Cougars were not to be denied. They tied the game at 21-21 in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run by Bermudez. Then, with just over two minutes left in the game, McCarty threw his second touchdown pass of the day, this time to a diving catch by Bermudez, to give the Cougars a 28-21 lead.

Cunningham had one last chance to tie the game, but Wegerer’s pass fell incomplete in the end zone with just seconds remaining.

The Cougars’ victory was a huge upset, as the Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in the state. Cheylin will now advance to the next round of the playoffs, where they will face the winner of the game between the Wichita East Blue Aces and the Derby Panthers.

Key Stats

Cheylin Cougars: 28 points, 231 total yards, 17 first downs
Cunningham Wildcats: 24 points, 282 total yards, 15 first downs
Individual Leaders

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