ATCHISON — The Louisburg Wildcat football was flying high at Amelia Earhart Stadium after their fourth straight victory, defeating Atchison 41-12.
The Wildcats took a 21-0 lead in the first half and never looked back Friday, Oct. 11. After losing its first two games to open the season, Louisburg has won four in a row.
Running back Ben Wiedenmann got the party started for the Wildcats, capping a drive with a 1-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead with 7:53 left in the first quarter.
Louisburg turned the ball over on an interception. The Wildcat defense got the ball right back, recovering an Atchison fumble.
Wiedenmann scored with his second touchdown run of the game in the final minute of the opening frame. Drake Varns kicked the extra point for a 14-0 lead.
Atchison fumbled the football in the second quarter, and Charlie Koontz was there to recover the ball for Louisburg.
Wiedenmann closed out a second-quarter drive with his third touchdown of the night as the Wildcats made it 21-0.
Andy Hupp scored on a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, making it 27-6.
Quarterback Madden Rutherford threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Weston Guetterman in the fourth quarter. Louisburg pushed its lead to 34-6.
Louisburg struck first in the game and would also deliver the final strike as quarterback Maverick Rockers capped a drive with a 1-yard run to make it 41-12.
Rockers, who went in at quarterback in the fourth quarter, completed a 23-yard pass to Aiden Barker on the drive.