For the Kansas Football team, a homecoming game victory - with a halftime lead of 21-13 - was shattered on Friday, Sept. 29, when the challenging team from Salina scored 29 straight points to win the game 42-21.

Kansas took a 7-0 lead at the beginning of the game when quarterback Keelan Davis took off on a 68 yard touchdown run placing the Comets on the board.

Salina came back to score to tie the game when Darren Daniels made a touchdown.

Then Davis found Chance Kolysko on an eight yard scoring pass, and while they missed the extra point, Kansas led 13-6.

Salina answered with a 58-yard touchdown pass and catch to Branson Littlefield for a touchdown tying the score 13 even.

Brent Morikawa added a three-yard touchdown run later in the second quarter, then Davis scored the two-point conversion giving Kansas a 21-13 lead.

Following an interception by Kansas inside their own five-yard line, Kansas continued to lead 21-16 at the half.

But the wheels seemed to come off the Comet wagon at the start of the second half, when Kansas players threw three interceptions, lost two fumbles giving Salina the opportunity to pull away for the 21-point win.

Kansas stats

Davis had 198 total yards with 77 coming on the ground and 121 through air on a 5-15 night.

Aaron Reeder was the top receiver for Kansas with 109 yards receiving while Tucker Phillips had 56 on the night.

On defense, Daris Glass led the team with 16 tackles while Will Houston had 10. Davis and Hayden Evans had nine tackles each while Reeder, Kolysko and Trey Foster all had eight.

Davis had two interceptions on the night while Reeder and had fumble recoveries. Kolysko, Cochran and Jager Pifer all caused Salina to fumble the football. Kolysko also blocked a field goal in the game.

What’s next

Kansas will travel to Ketchum for a Class 2A-7 district game. Ketchum is 1-5 on the season and 0-2 in district play. The Warriors lone win was against Chelsea in their season opener.