WICHITA — The Pittsburg High School football team picked up its seventh win of the season with a 55-8 win over Wichita North in the season finale on Friday.
Offense came early and often for the Purple Dragons, who jumped out to a 42-point lead at halftime en route to forcing the running clock in the second half and coasting to the win.
Pittsburg scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to go up 15-0, scoring on an 18-yard touchdown run by Jhalani Long and again on a 25-yard run from Corbin Jefferson.
The Purple Dragons scored again in the early going of the second quarter on the strength of a five-yard run by Chase Curtis on the quarterback keeper.
Jefferson scored his second touchdown of the game with four minutes remaining in the first half, as he broke free for a 62-yard run to increase the lead to 35-0.
Brandis Evans gave the Purple Dragons one more touchdown before the half, scoring on a 33-yard touchdown run to make it a 42-0 at the break.
The Purple Dragons went on to score two more touchdowns thanks to a 70-yard run by Jefferson and a 30-yard run by Shay Mahnken in the third quarter, before the Redskins hit the scoreboard in the fourth.
— Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.