TMP Defeats Ellinwood in Opener

TMP 24  Ellinwood 8

It didn’t take the TMP Monarchs long to get their motor running in Week 1 of the high school football season.  TMP scored on 4 out of 5 first half possessions and defeated Ellinwood 24-8.  The Monarchs led 14-0 after the 1st Quarter thanks to an 8-yard Nick Schmidt touchdown run and a 58-yard rumble by TJ Flax.  TMP would tack on a Jack You 35-yard field goal in the 2nd Quarter and just before the half Max Megaffin hit Ryan Mayorga on a 10-yard scoring strike to cap TMP’s scoring for the night.  Ellinwood scored a late touchdown in the 4th Quarter to do a little cosmetic work on the scoreboard.

TMP outgained Ellinwood 324 yards to 100 yards.  The Monarchs travel to Clay Center next Friday Night.  The Tigers are also 1-0 following a 14-12 win over Riley County.

Game Highlights

John Montgomery