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Erie will host the Jayhawks in second game of district playoffs

Updated: Oct 27

The Jayhawk-Linn football team made it through most of the season without a loss. But their luck ran out on Friday when the Olpe Eagles handed the ‘Hawks a 49-0 shutout in their first game in district play.

The Jayhawks will travel to Erie on Thursday to take on the Red Devils, which are 3-4 after losing to St. Mary’s-Colgan on Friday, 55-0.

Known for its explosive offense, the Jayhawks (6-1) were unable to get past the Olpe defense. The Olpe Eagles, now 5-2 on the season, are expected to do well in district games. The Eagles’ only two losses came against Hayden in Topeka and Bishop Ward in Kansas City, Kan., both metro area schools, early in the season.

"It was a tough loss, and hopefully we will respond against Erie," said Jayhawk head coach Dustin Johnson. "Nothing has changed in our preparation.

"We got beat by one of the best teams in the state. We will learn from it and hopefully grow from it."

Johnson said Erie will present a challenge but that his team should match up well to the Red Devils.

"As far as Erie is concerned, they are coached well and play hard," he said. "So we have our work cut out for us."

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