Turpin Sports




Sept. 5 Tyrone A 7:30 won 48 to 14
12 *Pond Creek-Hunter A 7:30 Lost 52 to 24
19 *Laverne H 7:30 lost 66-16
26 *Seiling A 7:30 lost
Oct. 3 *Kremlin-Hillsdale H  w 62-26
10 *Ringwood A 7:30 won 40 to 0
16 *Merritt H 7:30
24 *Waukomis A 7:30
31 *Canton H 7:30 w 51-6
Nov. 7 *Pioneer H 7:30*** w 70-6
* District
** Homecoming
***Parents Night


Cardinals fall to Geary in Class B playoffs


The Turpin Cardinals amassed 577 yards and averaged 7.8 yards every time their offense snapped the ball. Normally, that would be enough, but not Friday night as the Cardinals could not slow down the Geary offensive juggernaut that scored five touchdowns in their first ten offensive plays to end Turpinís season with a 70-52 loss in the first round of the Class B playoffs.

"It was one of those games that seemed like a track meet," Cardinals Coach Justin Hanna said. "It was just a shootout, and they made a couple more stops than us."

Just two weeks ago the Cardinals were riding high with an 8-1 record and a No.5 ranking. But a stunning loss at Pioneer last week made the playoff road much tougher. Geary entered the contest with only one loss to the undefeated defending state champion, Alex.

Turpin stayed within striking distance even with Gearyís incredible offense start. After punting on their opening possession, Turpin scored on their next four possessions to cut the Bison lead down to just four (28-24) when Matt Young returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 11:24 still left to play in the first half.

Disaster looked to have struck with just under seven minutes left in the first half when Geary recovered a George Dominguez fumble deep in Turpin territory already leading 42-24. But Alex Jimenez stole the ball back on the next play with an interception to keep the Cardinals in the game. Eight plays later, Matt Young scored his fourth touchdown of the game to close the gap to 42-30 with 2:21 left in the first half.

But less than a minute later, the Bison offense was in the end zone again, increasing their lead to 50-30 at the half.

Turpin started the second half well in their bid for a come-from-behind victory when Jordon Lujan recovered a Geary fumble on the first play. George Dominguez rumbled 74 yards for a touchdown on the next play. Turpin converted their first two-point conversion of the game to cut the lead back to 12 (50-38).

Geary answered with an 11-play 65-yard touchdown drive to make the lead 20 again (58-38). Turpin tried to answer, going on a 15-play drive, but Dominguez was tackled a yard short of the first down marker at the Geary six-yard line.

Just seven plays later Geary had gone 94 yards, scoring on the first play of the fourth quarter to make the score 64-38.

Turpin scored two more times, but could not cut the gap enough for a comeback, ending their season

Turpin ran the ball 58 times for 425 yards (7.3 yards per carry); and completed 9 of 16 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. Eleven penalties for 105 yards hurt the Cardinals on several drives.

Geary finished the game with 474 yards on just 43 carries for an 11 yards per carry average. The Bison were effective in the air as well, completing 9 of 11 for 156 yards.

"They were just that explosive," Hanna said. "Their offensive line was very good and their running back is one of the best weíve seen this year."

Turpin finishes the season 8-3, and a senior class that did not win a football game their freshman or sophomore seasons finished out their high school careers with two-straight playoff appearances.

"They made a big difference from the time I got here," Hanna said. "They decided they were going to put in the time and effort that it took to start winning and get the program going. Itís paid off for them. I know tonightís disappointing because it ended earlier than we wanted it too, but I told them that as time heals this loss, theyíll look back and be proud of how successful theyíve been these last two years. Iím proud of them for it."

"They made a big difference from the time I got here. They decided they were going to put in the time and effort that it took to start winning and get the program going. Itís paid off for them. I know tonightís disappointing because it ended earlier than we wanted it too, but I told them that as time heals this loss, theyíll look back and be proud of how successful theyíve been these last two years. Iím proud of them for it."

Turpin coach Justin Hanna


2015 Homecoming

Nov 7, 2014
Turpin 70 Pioneer 26

Nov. 14, 2014
Turpin at Alex lost game
The Turpin Cardinals saw their season come to an end in the first round of the Class B playoffs with a 64-14 loss to undefeated and third-ranked Alex.
Turpin ends the season with a record of 7-4

October 31, 2014
Turpin 51, Canton 6

November 13, 2014

First year in Class B

successful for THS

TURPIN - After a 29-game losing streak in Class A, a move to 8-man football has proved successful for the Turpin Cardinals. Turpin - thanks to an impressive 70-26 victory over Pioneer here Friday night - made a triumphant return to the playoffs with the senior night victory.

With a senior class that had only seen one win in their first three years of high school finished their senior regular season with six straight wins and will look to upset undefeated Alex in the first round of the playoffs Friday.

"They made the commitment from the time I got in here that itís not acceptable and that it was time to get it turned around and time to start winning," Cardinals coach Justin Hanna said. "Itís easier said than done. They put the time in, in the weight room and over the summer. This happened because of the seniors. They are a great group."

But it was a pair of juniors who lit up the scoreboard and burned up the running lanes as the Cardinals racked up 607 yards of offense and averaged over 15 yards per play for the game. Quarterback Matt Young ran 13 times for 256 yards and three touchdowns, and tailback George Dominguez carried the rock 11 times for 202 yards and three TDs.

Turpin took control of the game early; scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions to take a 30-0 lead with almost eleven minutes still left in the first half. Pioneer fought back through the air to get in the board, then recovered an onside kick and followed it up with a second TD to cut the Turpin lead to 30-14 with less than a minute left in the first half and looked to have the momentum.

Turpin took it back when Young found Kyler Musgrave for a 40 yard play with 15 seconds left in the half. Young connected with Musgrave again on the next play for a 20 yard touchdown with 9.6 left in the half to go up 38-14.

Pioneer controlled the ball much of the third quarter with the Cardinals running just four offensive plays, but one of those was a 43-yard TD run by Dominguez and Turpin led 46-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Young scored his third TD of the game on the first play of the fourth quarter, going 84 yards. Dominguez then got his third from 43 yards out, and Willy Enriquez scored the final Cardinal TD.

"Happy for our kids," Hanna said. "Theyíve earned it. They came out and played hard tonight, fought through some adversity as theyíve done a great job of all season."

Turpin (7-3) will travel to No. 3 Alex (10-0) Friday for their first round of the Class B playoffs.


October 30, 2014

Turpin wins fifth straight game

in 56-2 whipping of Canton

TURPIN - Moving a step close to a return trip to the playoffs, the Turpin High School football team won its fifth straight game with a 52-6 rout of Canton here Friday night in a District B-1 contest.

A win next week would put the Cards (6-3, 5-3) into the post season for the first time in four seasons.

"A step closer," Cardinals coach Justin Hanna said. "Iím proud of the way our kids played and fought." Turpin totaled just 35 yards on 13 plays in the first quarter, with 23 of those yards coming on one playóMatt Youngís first TD scamper of the game to put the Cardinals up 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

"We were frustrated because they were taking away some of the things that we had been having some success with," Hanna said. "Canton had a good gameplan and gave us some problems offensively early in the game. We made some adjustments. I was proud of the way our line made some in-game adjustments. Good teams do that."

Turpinís adjustments led to four touchdowns, and four 2-point conversions, and 209 yards of offense on just 16 plays.

Early in the second Young ran 54 yards to set up the Cardinals offense deep in Tiger territory. Young then found Kyler Musgrave for a 29-yard TD pass.

After a botched fake punt gave Turpin the ball on the Canton six-yard line, George Dominguez scored on the next play. Young scored on Turpinís next offensive play from 54 yards out to put the Cardinals up 30-0 with 3:24 left in the half.

Turpin got the ball back with just over a minute left in the first quarter at their own 33. Three plays later Turpin was set up at the Canton 30. Young connected with Musgrave for what appeared to be their second touchdown connection, but offensive pass interference brought the ball back to the Canton 45. Two plays later, Young hit Isaac Rezendiz in the flat, Rezendiz then pitched to Alex Jimenez on a hook-and-ladder play that was aided by a personal foul penalty that put the Cardinals at the seven-yard line.

With just 2.5 seconds left in the half, the personal foul penalty and discussion between coaches and refs allowed Turpin to gather themselves for one more play. Young was able to sneak into the corner of the endzone to put the Cardinals up 38-0 at half.

Dominguez scored on Turpinís fourth offensive play of the second half, but the Cardinals missed a two-point conversion that would have ended the game. Canton answered with their only score of the game. But just one play later Dominguez went 65 yards, and this time Turpin converted the two-point conversion to end the game.

Turpin (6-3; 5-3) will make the playoffs with a win over Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Friday night at Turpin, and with an upset by Ringwood over Seiling the Cardinals could conceivably move up a slot.

"We control our own destiny,and thatís a good place to be," Hanna said.


October 23, 2014

Cards win 4th game, beat Merritt 52-22

TURPIN - Turpinís winning streak looked like it would end at two after falling behind two touchdowns early in their game Thursday night with the Merritt Oilers.

However, the Cards scored three touchdowns in the final five minutes of the first half en route to a 52-22 District B-1 victory. THS improved to 4-3 overall and to 3-3 in conference play.

"We talk all the time how itís a four-quarter game, and at some point adversity is going to come," Turpin coach Justin Hanna said. "You have to fight through it. They had a good game plan and we came out sluggish. We made some adjustments and played a lot better. Our kids did a good job responding."

On Turpinís first four drives, the offense netted just 13 yards, and had managed to rack up 30 yards in penalties. Merritt took advantage of the Cardinals sluggish start by pounding the ball inside on their way to a 14-0 lead.

But on the ensuing kickoff, Willie Enriquez set the Cardinals up in good field position near mid-field. Turpin went to the air to start the drive with a 20-yard completion from Matt Young to Derrick Ducimetiere. Young then picked up 18 yards on the ground. A pair of penalties left the Cardinals in 2 and 17. But Kyler Musgrave out-leaped an Oiler defender for a 20-yard touchdown to put the Cardinals on the board. Young ran in the two-point conversion to cut the lead to 14-8.

The Turpin defense forced a three-and-out and Ducemetiereís punt return set the Cardinals up at the Merritt 45. A pair of penalties had Turpin backed up again in a second and 22. But Turpin came up with big plays again with an 18-yard completion to Alex Jimenez, then a 25-yard run by George Dominguez to set the Cards up with a first and goal at the three.

Young took it in from there, then converted the two-point play to give Turpin their first lead of the game with 2:23 left in the first half.

Turpin got the ball back with less than a minute left, but after a penalty put them back at their own 37, it looked like they would head to the half up by 2.

But a deep ball caught by Isaac Rezindez at the Merritt 23 gave Turpin one more shot at the endzone. Young then hit Dominguez on a seam route for a touchdown as time expired on the first half. Dominguez ran in the conversion to give Turpin a 24-14 lead at the half.

Turpin went up 30-14 in the third when Young scampered 47 yards for a touchdown. Merritt answered with a TD drive to cut the lead back to one possession, 30-22 before the end of the third.


October 9, 2014

Turpin wins homecoming game over Kremin-Hillsdale 62 to 26


Sept 19, 2014
TURPIN - Top ranked Laverne used big play after big play here Friday night in a 66-16 win over Turpin in a District B-1 clash.
"Iím disappointed in the mistakes we made; we just made too many and you canít make them against a great team like that," Cardinals coach Justin Hanna said. "They were a physical team and we have to me more physical up front. We have to regroup on Monday and go back to work."
Laverne set the tone on their first offensive play with a 98-yard touchdown run that was negated by a block in the back penalty. The Tigers followed up that play with a 60-yard run to the Turpin one-yard line and scored on the next play.
Turpin (1-2) will travel to Seiling on Friday for a game against the No. 6 Wildcats.

Sept 12
After beating Tyrone in week one, Turpin dropped a 54-28 contest to the second ranked team in Class B last week (Pond Creek) and will face No. 1 when Laverne rolls into town this Friday.


IN THE OPEN - Turpin senior Kyler Musgrave speeds down the field for a big gain during Friday nightís season opener against Tyrone. Turpin won big 48-14.


Cards end streak, whip Tyrone 48-14

The Turpin Cardinals made a triumphant first game return to eight-man football after thirty years of playing 11-man football. The Cardinals also ended a 20-plus game losing streak with a 48-14 win over the Bobcats.

"Iím just happy for our kids," Cardinals coach Justin Hanna said." Itís a new season and a new start. Itís the way we wanted to start. I liked the way the kids responded when we struggled early in the game."

Turpinís early struggles included a 62-yard TD run on the gameís second play being called back for a block in the back penalty. Turpin lost a second touchdown to penalty later in the game and finished the game with 12 penalties for 85 yards.

So even though the Cardinals had collected over 200 yards of offense in the first half and held the Bobcats to just 28, they still led just 6-0 with seconds left in the first half.

Then lightning struck.

Kyler Musgrave hit Derrick Ducimetiere down the sideline for a 35-yard TD with four seconds left in the half to go up 12-0 at the half.

The Cardinals used the momentum from that play to start an offensive explosion in the second half.

Matt Young took his first snap at quarterback for the Cardinals to start the second half and went 38 yards for a touchdown. Young also scored the 2-point conversion to put Turpin up 20-0 with 9:55 left in the third.

The next score took just two plays with Young scoring his third TD of over 30 yards in just four carries at quarterback. Kenny Holmes ran in the conversion to put the Cardinals up comfortably, 36-6 one play into the fourth quarter.

In just seven plays, Turpin scored four touchdowns and with conversions scored 30 points.

Turpin added two more scores when Ducimetiere scored from 32 yards out, then Hunter Clark picked up a Turpin fumble and scored to put Turpin up 48-6.

Turpin (1-0) at PC-Hunter (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 12, 2014

Turpin will open the brutal District B-1 campaign with a trip to No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter. The Cards won their first game in two-plus years on Friday against Tyrone, 48-14.






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