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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Pups’ Blosser scores six times in rout

  • McPherson High School senior Dylan Blosser scored not even 90 seconds into Tuesday’s home game against Circle, setting the tone for a Bullpup decimation that only ended when the score hit 10-0 six minutes into the second half and the mercy rule was enacted.
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  • McPherson High School senior Dylan Blosser scored not even 90 seconds into Tuesday’s home game against Circle, setting the tone for a Bullpup decimation that only ended when the score hit 10-0 six minutes into the second half and the mercy rule was enacted.
    “We played really well today,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “I know that [Circle] is a team that has given up some goals, but if you look at it, few teams have actually scored 10 goals on them this year. And to do it in 45 minutes is pretty good.”
    Adrian added the style of play for the Bullpups (13-1)
    Blosser, in particular, was on fire for the Bullpups, as he scored six times, picking up the double hat trick. He scored at the 29:12 mark of the first half, and again in back-to-back fashion at 24:19 and 18:01. Ethan Van Dorn assisted on the first goal, while Ethan Nadeau was credited with an assist on Blossers’ final first-half goal.
    Blosser then added both second-half goals, including the dagger that ended the game at the 33:59 mark of the second half.
    “Blosser was an animal tonight,” Adrian said. “I don’t know that anyone has ever scored six goals in a varsity game before. And he did it unselfishly; he passed the ball, he never dribbled. He just was there and took it.”
    Freshman Andric McGill added two goals in the first half, one assisted by Patrick Munsey and the other by Ryan Horton. Van Dorn was the final Bullpup scorer on the night.
    Adrian was pleased with the way the Bullpups spread the ball around, as nearly every goal had an assist credited to a player.
    “It wasn’t just one person taking on the entire team and scoring a goal,” he said. “We really moved the ball well. This is how we’ve got to play when we play really tough teams. We’ve got to be able to play the ball to the outside and have trust in [our teammates] that they can do something.”
    As a team, the Bullpups took 21 total shots on goal, with Circle goalie Patrick Howard saving 11. McPherson goal keeper Dylan Stos wasn’t ever really challenged at all Tuesday night.
    The McPherson JV also shut out Circle, though the JV Pups didn’t their damage until the second half in a 6-0 win.
    Jose Arriola scored twice inside of a minute, while Jamison Stout and Kevin Diaz both added two goals each. The Pups took 12 shots on goal to Circle’s two, with Tanner Rose saving both shots in the Bullpup goal.
    McPherson will face tougher competition Thursday, when Class 6A rival Hutchinson comes to town. One year ago, the Pups entered this game with an identical 13-1 record, only to drop the game to the Salthawks.
    Page 2 of 2 - “We’re looking to go into that one and play them really tough this year,” Adrian said.
    Kick off at McPherson Stadium for the Bullpups’ Senior Night will be at 7:30 p.m.
    Contact Chris Swick by email at cswick@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.
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