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Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Salina Central outlasts Hays High -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Lehman earns seventh MIAA honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

FHSU's Samac earns MIAA men's honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

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Wichita State easily beats weakened Missouri State -2/8/2015, 4:52 PM

FHSU men hold off Hornets -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

TMP's Rhoades third in Phillipsburg -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

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Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

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Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

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Osborne one win away from title appearance

Published on -11/14/2013, 10:31 AM

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By NICK McQUEEN

nmcqueen@dailynews.net

The Osborne High School football team isn't looking at Friday's game as a rematch with Clifton-Clyde, a team it beat three weeks ago by 48 points.

The Bulldogs aren't even looking at it as the first meeting with the Eagles.

It doesn't matter who Osborne is playing, coach Steve Tiernan said.

It's the sub-state championship game and his Bulldogs have to be ready to play like it.

Osborne, 11-0 and ranked No. 1 in the statewide media poll, travels to Clifton for a 7 p.m. start Friday. The winner punches its ticket to the Eight-Man Division I state championship game next week in Newton.

"They have to be excited," Tiernan said of his club. "They'd be half dead if they weren't."

The Bulldogs, though, are tired, having had to fight their way through two games in a week against Madison-Hamilton (8-2) and Melvern-Marais Des Cygnes Valley (9-2).

"It was a tough, tough week last week two very good football teams," Tiernan said.

But, Osborne made it through, with a nailbiting 40-34 win against Madison, and a wild 68-52 finish against Marais Des Cygnes.

The Bulldogs are on the verge of their second state title appearance in school history. The last came with a state title in 1983 in Class 3A (11-man). The Bulldogs have made it to this game twice before, falling in the sub-state game in 2010 and 2011, their first two years of Eight-Man. Osbonre lost to Hill City in 2010 and Montezuma-South Gray in 2011.

Though favored on paper, the Bulldogs aren't getting their hopes up just yet. They still have to beat a 9-2 Clifton-Clyde team that beat Peabody-Burns (8-2), 42-26 in the first round, then knocked off upset-minded Yates Center (7-4) on Saturday.

"It's one of those scary games,"  Tiernan said. "Clifton-Clyde doesn't do a whole lot of things, but what they do, they do very well."

The two teams met up in Week 7 of the season, and Osborne grabbed an 80-32 win at home. It was the highest output of the season for Osborne, the highest scoring team in Eight-Man, but Tiernan said the score was deceiving. Osborne got a scoop-and-score on a fumble, a short field inside the 10-yard line on a turnover, and a long pass for a score that bounced off an Eagle helmet.

In that game, though, sophomore quarterback Jake Tiernan, the coach's son, completed 11 of 14 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns, and the running senior running back duo of Maverick LeRock and Kenton Ubelaker combined for 220 yards and four scores.

Coach Tiernan knows the Eagles well, having coached against them for several years at Baileyville-B&B, where he won two Eight-Man state titles.

"Play them Week 1, 3, 5 or 7, they aren't going to chang a whole lot of things," the coach said. "If you're not ready to play, they're good enough to beat you."

Eagle quarterback Caleb Gelino was labeled "one of the best, if not the best back," the Bulldogs faced all year, Tiernan said. In the first meeting, Gelino pased for 48 yards, but rushed for 130 and a score. The Eagles run what Tiernan called an inverted wishbone offense, and run just a few plays, but have sevearl different blocking schemes. The matchup with Marais Des Cygnes pitted the top two scoring offeses against each other. This week, it will be No. 1 vs. No. 3 in scoring in Division I. Clifton-Clyde has scored 60 or more in five games.

"They just get off the ball well," Tiernan said of the Eagles, which last made the state title game in 2008 when they took second. "They just bring everyone off the line nad bring the backs right through the hole."

Osborne counters with its potent attack that averages 60 points per game. Jake Tiernan still has more passing touchdowns (23) than incompletions (19), and has thrown for 1,353 yards. Plus, LeRock and Ubelaker have each cracked the 1,000-yard rushing barrier with 1,103 and 1,255, respectively with a combined 43 touchdowns. And junior receiver Brandt Wolters has hauled in 14 TD catches with 35 receptions fr 578 yards. The Bulldogs, though, are a little nicked up after a pair of hard-fought victories.

"Once we get there Frdiay, that will go away in a hurry," Coach Tiernan said. "If we don't move on, it's because Clifton-Clyde played better than we did that night."

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