PARSONS – Running back Bo Dilliner put together one of the most impressive nights in week 2 action across the region with 353 yards on 28 carries scoring 4 touchdowns and 4 2-point conversions. Anderson County routed Parsons, who is playing Independent in football for the 2nd consecutive year, by a final score of 44-15.
“One of the most dominating performances I’ve seen from a single athlete,” is how Anderson County head coach Logan Pegram described his running back’s performance.
“Our offensive line did a great job opening holes and creative spaces for our rushing attack. Our kids came with a focus and a purpose on every snap and it showed.”
Parsons was fresh off a 5 overtime thrilling win over Iola in week 1, a game in which the Viking rallied late to force overtime. It looked like the Vikings were ready to roll that moment into week 2 as Dariq Williams caught a one-handed pass from quarterback Ethan Houk at the 6 minute mark. Parsons led for at 7-0.
Both teams would remain scoreless until Dilliner scored in the middle of the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard run. Parsons’ defense would stop the 2 point conversion and hold on to the lead at 7-6. It was all Anderson County after that.
Dillner would score once again on a 61-yard run and this time successful in converting the 2 point play. Austin Edens would also get in on the scoring action with a 3 yard touchdown run of his own, Dillner would once again convert the 2 point play and Anderson County jumped out to a 22-7 lead at half time.
The two teams would battle back and forth for field position in the third, but it was Dillner’s 3-yard touchdown run and 2 point conversion in the middle of the 3rd that would begin to put the game out of reach with a 30-7 lead.
Parsons’ last score of the game came early on in the 4th quarter as Ethan Houk followed his line in for the touchdown. The Vikings were successful in the 2-point conversion to get within two scores, 30-15.
Anderson County would put the finishing touches on the game with an 80-yard touchdown run from Dillner followed by a 2-point conversion. Austin Edens capped off the scoring on the night with a 15-yard touchdown run, wearing out the Parsons defense. The Bulldogs 2-point conversion would fail for the 2nd time on the night and give the final score of 44-15.
Edens finishes with 13 carries and 84 yards with 2 touchdowns. The Bulldogs combined for 500 total years offensively.
“Overall, our kids are playing sound defense and playing for each other,” credited Pegram. “They are excited to showcase a new brand of Anderson County football this week as we have our home opener this week against Santa Fe Trail.”
Anderson County (2-0, 1-0) hosts Santa Fe Trail (1-1, 1-1), who is fresh off a 41-12 win over Osawatomie. Parsons (1-1) will travel for the first time this year to the young Osawatomie team (0-2, 0-2).