Cubs roll past the Patriots

HOWARD — Humboldt High is picking the right time to peak.
The Cubs picked up their second straight win Friday, and with a playoff berth already secured, can now set their sights on the postseason.
Humboldt’s 41-15 victory over West Elk showed some favorable trends, head coach Mike Miller said.
“We came out and jumped on them quickly, and we didn’t let up, which had been our tendency this season,” he said. “Our ability to run the ball at will was definitely key.”
Humboldt racked up 256 yards on the groun and controlled the game from the outset, Miller said.
Christian Hick started the scoring on scoring runs of six and seven yards.
Derrik McCall took it from there, tossing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Boring and scoring on runs of two and 13 yards.
The Cubs jumped out to a 14-0 lead before West Elk’s first square of the game. Humboldt scored 20 unanswered points in the second and third periods to lead 34-8.
A 94-yard fumble recovery by Boring in the fourth quarter capped the scoring.
“We definitely played one of our better games of the year,” Miller said. “Our defense has picked a good time to start putting it all together.”
Hicks rushed for 135 yards, while McCall rushed for 92 yards and threw for 33 yards. Elijah Friederich had a 16 yards catch, and Boring had a 12-yard receptions.
Kyle Warren and Jacob Manbeck led the Cub defense with 12 and eight tackles, respectively. McCall recovered a pair of Patriot fumbles. Boring also had a recovered fumble, as did Seth Nickell.
Humboldt racked up 256 rushing yards despite fumbling the ball eight times (only two were recovered by West Elk).
Humboldt wraps up the regular season Thursday at Olpe.

Humboldt 14-7-13-7—41
West Elk 8-0-0-7—15
Humboldt — Hicks 6 yd run (Boring kick)
Humboldt — Hicks 7 yd run (Boring kick)
West Elk — Miller 46 yd run (Woods pass from Roebuck)
Humboldt — Boring 12 yd pass from McCall (Boring kick)
Humboldt — McCall 2 yd run (Boring kick)
Humboldt — McCall 13 yd run (kick failed)
West Elk — Weber 37 yd pass from Roebuck (Roebuck kick)
Humboldt — Boring 94 yd fumble return (Boring kick)