NMAN — The Inman High School defense has been consistantly solid all season long.
If the offense can match the productivity of the defense, the Teutons have a chance to make noise in the Class 1A Playoffs. If Kolby Blank scores six touchdowns a game, the Teutons might go all the way.
“Kolby is one of the best running backs in the state, especially in 1A,” Inman head coach Lance Sawyer said. “We had some really good blocking from our offensive line. Kendyn Blank set Kolby up with his blocking on a few of his runs.”
Friday night, the Teutons defeated Stanton County 49-6 behind four rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns from Blank. The Inman defense kept Stanton County out of the end zone, although the Bulldogs did score six on defense.
Regardless, the Teutons are playing their best football of the season at the right time. After starting the year 0-2, Inman is 5-2 since.
“The whole team played well,” Sawyer said.
Blank scored the first touchdown as well as the final five. Quarterback Jace Doerksen found Derick Johnson late in the first quarter to put the Teutons up 14-0.
Inman led 35-0 at halftime. With a running clock the entire second half, the Teutons outscored the Bulldogs 14-6. Inman kicker Carter Brown was 7/7 on extra points.
The Teutons have held opponents under 22 points in every game expect last week’s 42-7 loss to Sedgwick. The Teutons have now held opponents to single digits five times this season, including two shutouts.
“Our guys like to fly around and hit,” Sawyer said.
Inman travels to Elkhart next week. Elkhart, 7-1, defeated Sublette in its playoff opener.
“We can go far in the playoffs,” Sawyer said. “We’re excited.”