NEWTON, Kan. — The Rock Hills football team saw its dreams of capturing its first state championship come to an end after falling to Ness City 40-8 in the Kansas 8-Man, Division I title game Saturday.
“They were very, very good. It was amazing the speed they played with,” said Rock Hills coach Sam Meyers, whose team finished 11-2 on the year. “They played very low, and in football, that’s important. You take the right angles and do the right things, but they get under your pads and they negate a lot of the things we wanted to get done.”
The Grizzlies, who were averaging more than 320 yards per game on the ground this season, ran for just 68 yards against the stifling Ness City defense. Meanwhile, the Eagles (13-0) rushed for 270 yards. Ness City rode momentum from a blocked punt and an interception, both of which went for touchdowns.