WICHITA, Kansas – Coming off a 1-8 season, the much-improved Wichita North Redskins had a chance to equal their “entire win total” of last year, taking on a talented Wichita South Titans team in the Civil War.
Scoreless in the first quarter, Jawaun Bell made a fingertip grab for South, but the Redskins pried the football loose on the play. Jose McDonald took off down the sidelines, putting North in great position inside the red zone. The Redskins were unable to score off the turnover.
Later in the quarter, McDonald rocketed to the endzone on a 50-plus yard touchdown run. North also made the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
It wasn’t enough, South surged back to win Thursday’s season opener by a final score of 34-14.
Across town, Wichita Heights toppled Southeast High 53-14.