The Meade Buffaloes followed a formula the Olpe Eagles only carried out for a half or three quarters of a football game against St. Mary’s Colgan: dominate possession of the ball and keep Colgan’s high-octane offense on the sideline.

The Meade Buffaloes followed a formula the Olpe Eagles only carried out for a half or three quarters of a football game against St. Mary’s Colgan: dominate possession of the ball and keep Colgan’s high-octane offense on the sideline.


Meade controlled the football over 36 minutes and ran 76 plays, 72 run and 4 pass plays, in a 20-14 victory over Colgan in the Class 2-1A state championship game.


Quarterback-slash-running back Kellan Hernandez carried the ball 31 times and Colgan ran 32 total plays from scrimmage.


The Meade single-wing offense ran behind its large offensive line and scored two first-half touchdowns on lengthy drives: 80 yards in 13 plays and 61 yards in 15 plays and 6 minutes, 13 seconds.


Hernandez gained 151 yards on his 31 carries, Jaden Friesen 86 yards on 23 carries and Trevin Wiens 48 yards on 15 carries.