Koyotes suffer third straight loss to Outlaws

Josh Rouse

The Kansas Koyotes (2-3) dropped their third straight game Saturday night to the Mid-Missouri Outlaws (4-1) a franchise first.

Led by a strong rushing attack and an opportunistic defense, the Outlaws outscored the Koyotes 56-46 at the Kansas Expocentre, despite a strong passing performance by Washburn graduate Jordan Brill. Brill threw 16-25 for 200 yards and five touchdowns on the night. However, his lone interception was returned for a touchdown by Mid-Missouri’s Marc Tiernan late in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the Outlaws again scored on a turnover, this time a 13-yard fumble return by Jamel Sims. The Koyotes turned the ball over twice more in the third quarter.

Former Ichabod Justin Wrecke hauled in seven receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown, but Dawight Benning was the main target in pay dirt for the Koyotes, as three of his four receptions were for touchdowns.

The Koyotes have a bye week next week before returning June 5 to Landon Arena to host the Springfield Wolf Pack. Kansas lost its last matchup with the Wolf Pack (4-1) on May 15 by a score of 41-37, following their initial loss to the Iowa Blackhawks (5-0) by a score of 47-20.

Expo contract extended

The Kansas Koyotes announced they have come to terms with the Kansas Expocentre that assures they will play in Topeka through the 2012 season.

Chilson update

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Jared Chilson, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident last week, is currently in a chemically-induced coma at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. Chilson joined the team this season. For more information on Chilson, read the Topeka Capital-Journal article about his accident.