Windsor overpowers Sweet Springs in 38-14 win


By Jason Strickland - [email protected]



Nate Hargett (79) and a Windsor teammate put pressure on Sweet Springs quarterback Austin Knipmeyer in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sweet Springs.


Noah Roberts runs past Marcus Barney on his way to a 61-yard touchdown run during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.


Austin Knipmeyer tackles Jakob Erdmann during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.


By Jason Strickland

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Nate Hargett (79) and a Windsor teammate put pressure on Sweet Springs quarterback Austin Knipmeyer in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sweet Springs.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_LEAE-ART-PRESSURE.jpgNate Hargett (79) and a Windsor teammate put pressure on Sweet Springs quarterback Austin Knipmeyer in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sweet Springs.

Noah Roberts runs past Marcus Barney on his way to a 61-yard touchdown run during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SECONDARY-ART-ROBERTS-RUN.jpgNoah Roberts runs past Marcus Barney on his way to a 61-yard touchdown run during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.

Austin Knipmeyer tackles Jakob Erdmann during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_THIRD-ART-TACKLE.jpgAustin Knipmeyer tackles Jakob Erdmann during Friday’s game at Sweet Springs.

SWEET SPRINGS — The Greyhound Trophy remains with Windsor as it scored a touchdown on six straight drives in the first half to beat Sweet Springs 38-14 Friday.

Sweet Springs drove down close to the red zone on its first drive, but it ended with a turnover on downs.

Windsor wasted no time to get on the scoreboard, as Noah Roberts ran through a huge hole on the left side and broke tackles down field on his way to a 61-yard score.

“The early touchdown in the game helped,” Roberts said. “It got everyone fired up.”

Roberts powered in from three yards out on Windsor’s second drive to make it 12-0.

Quarterback Trenton Johnson then used his legs and arm to score the next three touchdowns for Windsor.

Johnson found Jamie McGowan for an 8-yard score late in the first quarter.

After Windsor forced Sweet Springs to punt, Johnson capped off a four-play drive with a 44-yard touchdown run to make it 26-0.

Johnson got to the outside and dove for the corner of the end zone for the score.

He scrambled out to his left and ran it in from eight yards out on Windsor’s next drive, making it 32-0 with 7:08 left in the first half.

“He’s an awful good quarterback,” said Windsor head coach Dave Wanninger. “He’s a leader of our team and he did well.”

Tim Kuehner ended Sweet Springs’ next drive with a sack on a fourth-and-13.

Johnson then completed passes to Camden Allee, Jakob Erdmann, Carlton Fowler and C.J. Hernandez to get Windsor to the 5-yard line.

Tristen Terry powered his way in for the score, giving Windsor a 38-0 lead at the break.

“I think we came out pretty well,” Roberts said. “We didn’t seem ready in practice, but we came out and played as a team and played our hardest.”

Sweet Springs struggled to overcome Windsor’s size and ability to swarm to the football.

Kushner recovered a fumble on a Sweet Springs kickoff return in the first quarter.

On Sweet Springs’ second drive of the game, Rhett Snider found running room for a 14-yard gain on the second play, but that was the only first down of the drive as it ended with a turnover on downs.

Sweet Springs had drives end with a punt, fumble and a turnover on downs the rest of the first half.

Sweet Springs did break through with a pair of touchdowns in the second half.

Seven runs on an eight-play, 54-yard drive led to snider’s 1-yard score in the middle of the fourth quarter. Mario Persell converted the two-point conversion to make it 38-8.

Windsor fumbled on its next drive and Knipmeyer capped off the ensuing drive with a 1-yard touchdown to make it 38-14.

Windsor will play at Christ Prep Academy at 2 p.m. Aug. 29. Sweet Springs will play at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Pail Lutheran.

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

Sedalia Democrat

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

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