35 F
Friday, January 15, 2021

Chiefs Fall to Packers, 27-20, in Preseason Finale

Sports Headlines

Iowa State at Kansas Men’s Basketball Game Postponed

LAWRENCE, Kan. – In accordance with Big 12 Conference men’s basketball interruption guidelines, the Iowa State at Kansas game scheduled for Saturday,...

K-State to Open 2021 Football Season in Allstate Kickoff Classic

Courtesy of K-State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State will kick off the 2021 season on September 4 against Stanford at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,...

MUDECAS Tournament Reaches Semifinal Round in Beatrice

Semifinals tip off Thursday and Friday in the Mudecas basketball tournament at Beatrice. The Southern girls are in the winners’ bracket facing Pawnee City at...

TVL & Thunder Classic Tournaments Set To Begin Next Week

Twin Valley League basketball tournament pairings were released for play beginning Saturday, with girls’ action at Frankfort and boys at Onaga. In the girl’s division,...

2021 Twin Valley League Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

The 2021 Twin Valley League Boys & Girls basketball tournament brackets have been released. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the boys and girls games will...
Derek Nesterhttp://sunflowerstateradiocom.wordpress.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

Courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, 27-20, as both teams wrapped up the preseason at Lambeau Field.

Kansas City Chiefs Football can be heard on Z-96.3 The Lake in North Central Kansas and Classic Hits 106.7 & 1530 AM KQNK in Northwest Kansas & Southwest Nebraska.

Chiefs Football is unavailable for internet streaming via our website or mobile app due to NFL regulations.

Rookie quarterback Kyle Shurmur started for Kansas City and went on to complete 14-of-20 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, finding tight end Jody Fortson on a 2-yard touchdown late in the second quarter.

It was part of a strong night from Fortson, who hauled in an impressive 36-yard grab earlier in the contest. The six-foot-six Fortson had two catches on the night for 38 yards and also made his mark on special teams, forcing a fumble in kick coverage.

Shurmur also led Kansas City on a 17-play, 75-yard drive earlier in the game, setting up Harrison Butker’s first field goal of the night. Shurmur – who played the entire first half – completed 14-of-20 passes for 143 yards, a touchdown and a pick.

Fellow quarterback Chase Litton took over in the second half for the Chiefs and promptly orchestrated a long drive of his own, leading Kansas City on a 16-play, 68-yard series that ended with a 4-yard scoring strike to tight end Nick Keizer.

Keizer finished the night with five catches for 33 yards and the touchdown in a solid night of work. Wide receiver Rashard Davis also put together an impressive game, catching a team-high seven passes for 47 yards.

Litton finished his night by completing 11-of-19 passes for 62 yards and a score, leading Kanas City back from an early deficit to tie the game late in the third quarter.

On the other side of the ball, defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu was all over the place for the Chiefs’ defense. The former second-round pick, who Kansas City signed back in April, tallied two sacks and three quarterback hits to lead all players in both categories.

Safety Jordan Lucas, meanwhile, notched an interception that set up Fortson’s touchdown.

Kansas City ultimately fell in the end following a Packers’ go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, but things are finally set to get real next Sunday as the Chiefs travel to Jacksonville to kick off the 2019 regular season against the Jaguars.

Kansas Headlines

Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Christopher Etzel to Fill District Court Vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District

TOPEKA – Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Christopher Etzel, Havensville, to the 2nd Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Chief...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces FY 2022 Kansas Budget to Protect Fiscal Foundation and Kickstart Economic Recovery

Governor Laura Kelly today announced her third budget recommendation. The fiscally responsible budget protects and invests in core services – like education, infrastructure, and...

KBI Seeks Person of Interest In Death Investigation

CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a person of interest in a...

Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas...

KDA Announces 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Hospitals Seek Help From Nearby States, But The Whole Midwest Faces A COVID Surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas...

Kansas Republicans Keep Their 3 Congressional Seats; Davids Reelected In Kansas City Suburbs

By Stephan Bisaha Stephen Koranda, Nadya Faulx, Aviva Okeson-Haberman - Kansas News Service Democrats and Republicans in Kansas will keep their seats in the U.S....

Republicans Keep Kansas’ Open Senate Seat By Electing Roger Marshall

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Kansas Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after...

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...