Class 3A, District 15 play continues for Thomas More Prep – Marian tonight as they host Norton Community.
The Monarchs (4-3) had a rough second half last week against Phillipsburg, losing 47-7. TMP is looking to do a better job holding on to the football this week as they had seven turnovers a week ago.
TMP will be without senior Austin Werth for the rest of the season as he tore his ACL and MCL last Friday. Werth led the team in tackles with 56 on the season.
Senior Nick Hammeke has now thrown for 1,700 yards on the season, and is just 65 yards away from getting to 4,000 career passing yards.
The Herd has lost 15 straight games to Norton. The last time TMP won a game in this series was back in 1937.
Norton (3-4) also suffered a loss last week to begin district play as they fell 17-0 to Goodland. The Blue Jays have lost three straight games and only returned one starter from last year’s team.
The other District 15 game features Goodland and Phillipsburg. Both schools are 1-0 in district play.
Kickoff between TMP and Norton is at 7PM with the Fort Hays Auto Sales Pregame Show starting at 6:30.