Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City football beat Hays 12-7 Friday night after a three hour storm delay.
Friday nights game didn’t kickoff until 9:35 p.m. after multiple storms moved through the area causing delays, the game ended just before midnight.
The game was defensive slugfest throughout and was scoreless at halftime. Dodge City took the open possession of the second half and marched 80 yards in eight plays. The Red Demons capped the drive with a nineteen yard touchdown pass from Beau Foster to John Johnson putting Dodge City up 6-0.
Hays would go three and out on their next possession. Dodge City(3-3, 1-1) got the ball at their own 20 yard line and on third down Beau Foster was intercepted by Hayden Brown, who returned it to the Dodge 8-yard line. On 4th and goal from the 3-yard line Hays botched a field goal attempt, but QB Hunter Brown rolled to his right and found Palmer Hutchinson for a touchdown, putting Hays up 7-6 with 5:08 to go in the third quarter.
The Indians(2-4, 2-2) led 7-6 3:30 to play in the fourth quarter when they tried to run a reverse to Hutchinson, Carlos Fernandez would hit and strip Hutchinson at the Hays 15, Tommy Bermudez recovered the fumble and ran it 15 yards for a touchdown that put Dodge City up for good 12-7.
Offensively Dodge City was led by Beau Foster, who was 9-22 passing for 114 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions, Foster also ran 18 times for 69 yards. John Johnson had four receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. Both teams were held to 211 yards of offense. Hays was led by Dylan Schmidtberger with 14 carries for 65 yards and Hayden Brown with 12 carries for 51 yards and an interception on defense.
The Red Demons return to action next Friday at Garden City for the Hatchet Game at 7 p.m.