South Sports Report: The Chiefs, Avila Eagles and High School Football

Will the Chiefs still be chief in their division? Are the Eagles getting ready to take off? And a look at how the high school playoffs are matched off.

Chiefs, Avila, High School Football

By Sam Kombrink

Well the Chiefs were not able to get a win, and lost to Green Bay 31-24 on primetime television. Despite being down a few men, they put up a good fight. Avila lost a heartbreaker at home against No. 2 ranked Kansas Wesleyan, and local high school football teams are getting ready for districts. 

Unfortunately, the Kansas City Chiefs have lost three straight games at home, but expect the Chiefs to bounce back depending on if Patrick Mahomes suits up next week; otherwise, Chiefs fans will have to wait until week 13 against the Oakland Raiders. 

During the last drive with 5:13 left they decided to punt on fourth down and three yards to go. Head Coach Andy Reid stated after the game that he had “confidence” in his defense, and that “it didn’t work out.” The Chiefs will look to build off their pass rush that has accumulated 14 sacks in two games, and will look to keep being efficient on offense against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead next Sunday. Chiefs fans hope they will be a lot healthier by then, so they can help the team get their first home win since Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. 

Avila Eagles played Kansas Wesleyan at home on October 26. Photo by Sam Kombrink.


As for Eagles Football at Avila University, they currently hold a record of (4-3) after a difficult 48-47 loss to No. 2 ranked Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday at home. Avila had a chance to tie the game with a field goal or go for the win by going for two points. Head coach Marc Benavidez chose to try and go for the win as John Jacob’s pass to Christian Hopkins ended up incomplete. Kansas Wesleyan then ran out the clock and escaped with a win. Quarterback John Jacobs III (#1) completed 23 of 51 passes, throwing for 337 yards, 6 Touchdowns, and 2 Interceptions, and 1 fumble. The Eagles also rushed for 115 yards, with Running Back Malik Nesbitt (#28) rushing 11 times for 60 yards. Quarterback John Jacobs III (#1) rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Devin Senerius was the go to guy for Jacobs, ending the game with 10 receptions, 187 yards, and 3 touchdowns. 

As for the Avila defense they were able to force 2 fumbles, and intercept the ball twice. Avila did struggle to stop Kansas Wesleyan running back Demarco Prewitt who rushed for 2 touchdowns and 230 yards on 44 attempts. They also had a hard time stopping wide receiver Stevie Williams, who had 6 receptions for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns. As you can see there is work to be done on that side of the ball, but I think Avila did a good job of keeping up with a #2 ranked opponent. Next week Avila will play on the road against Tabor, with a record of (5-4).

High school Football – Districts 


2.) Center (8-1)


3.) Grandview (5-4) 

8.) Ruskin (1-8)

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