Washburn scores 82/No. 22 Busters upset

DANE SIMONEAU

DANE SIMONEAU

Holy Moly.

Here’s this: Washburn just threw up an 82-spot on New Mexico Highlands tonight in Topeka. That’s 82 points. That’s a 61-7 halftime lead. That’s a school-record for points. Sophomore quarterback Dane Simoneau only played the first half, but he made good use of his time with four touchdown passes and 127 yards passing.

Oh, and Zach Watkins had five more tackles.

NO. 22 GARDEN CITY UPSET

Here was a big WOW that came across my desk a couple of hours ago — No. 22 Garden City Community College upset by Air Force Prep 20-13 out in Colorado Springs. Were the Busters thinking ahead to Cessna and Butler? Probably. On a side note, while I was covering the Busters for the GC Telegram back in the day (actually just a couple of years ago) I got super duper sick headed out to Colorado Springs to cover a GCCC-AFP football game. It’s a three hour drive from Garden City to Colorado Springs and my plan was just to head another hour up the road after the game to hang out with family. I got about two hours in and after having to pull over at least 10 times … I finally checked into a hotel room, called my editor and told him it wasn’t happening, called my Grandma B to tell her I wasn’t coming … and then had about 18 hours of fever dreams and tiny sips of Gatorade, in which I thought I hallucinated a K-State game against Colorado playing on the TV. Not pleasant. But the Busters won that day. Trust me, this one isn’t going to play very well in the WK.

Tomorrow, look for scores updates from the MIAA and Jayhawk as I get them. All … night … long.

I’m out. TA