Koyotes win 61-14 against the Mustangs

Washburn graduate Justin Wrecke scampers in for a receiving touchdown Saturday night against the Missouri Mustangs.

Richard Kelly

Jordan Brill went 14 for 23 and threw for 164 yards and the Kansas Koyotes scored 27 points in the first quarter on their way to a 61-14 victory over the Missouri Mustangs Saturday night at Landon Arena.

Starting the game, Stevey Townsel scored on a 50-yard kickoff return to give the Koyotes a lead they’d never surrender. Missouri did hold Kansas to only six points in the second quarter but their one score was on their longest touchdown reception when Jordan Brill connected with Justin Wrecke for a 36-yard reception.

The teams swapped scores in the third quarter, as Missouri finally got on the scoreboard with 42 and 37-yard passes to Douglas Wendel from backup quarterback LaKaito Barr-Miller after starter Joseph Miller went down with an injury in the second quarter. Barr-Miller made the first two-point conversion but was stopped on the following attempt. After three quarters, the Koyotes held a decisive 47-14 lead.

Kansas’ Mike Steen picked up a two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, both on two-yard rushes. Chris Thompson made both extra points and only missed two out of nine attempts as the Koyotes wrapped up the victory.

Their next opponent comes to Landon Arena this Saturday in the form of the Iowa Blackhawks, the defending American Profession Football League champions. The Blackhawks defeated the Junction City Force in their most recent contest 87-28. Game time is 7:05 p.m.