Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Krueger Leads Olpe to Rout over Misson Valley

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Krueger Leads Olpe to Rout over Misson Valley

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OLPE -- When Olpe's Bo Krueger wasn't running the ball into the end zone Friday night, it was probably because Brady Scheidegger didn't let him get the chance.

While Krueger accounted for five touchdowns, Scheidegger started the Eagles' 56-14 home win against Mission Valley by taking the opening kickoff to the house.

"I caught the ball and I wasn't really expecting a whole lot," Scheidegger said of his 85-yard kickoff return. "I saw a hole and just went for it, saw daylight and just kept going."

Krueger scored three times on the ground to go with 87 yards rushing in the first half, while Scheidegger scored again in the return game to send the Eagles into halftime up 42-7.

Olpe's senior quarterback tacked on two more touchdowns in the second half, one through the air and the other on a 71-yard strike to Scheidegger. He finished with 133 rushing yards to go with 108 yards passing.

"Our offensive line did a heckuva job," Krueger said. "Basically anything was there because the O-line was doing a great job."

Scheidegger, who finished with 90 yards receiving, did most of the work on his third score of the game, catching a crossing route from Krueger and outrunning Mission Valley the rest of the way for the game's final score.

"He's just an athlete," Olpe coach Chris Schmidt said of Scheidegger. "When you get him out in space, he's pretty tough to defend."

A penalty derailed Olpe's second drive, but its defense gave the Eagle offense the ball right back. After Scheidegger returned the ball to Mission Valley territory, Krueger manufactured a 48-yard scoring drive that ended with him trotting in for an 8-yard touchdown.

Olpe's defense was equally dominant, especially early on. The Vikings accumulated just two first downs in the first half, one of which came on an Eagle penalty.

Mission Valley's top offensive option, Tanner Allen, was shut down for the majority of the night. The senior quarterback was limited to 35 yards rushing on 21 carries.

"He's a heckuva ballplayer," Schmidt said of Allen, who scored his lone touchdown in the third quarter. "We focused on (him) a lot. We didn't want him to come out here and beat us. …

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