72 points in the first quarter ... and counting!

Smith Center High scored 72 points in the first quarter against Plainville in the Kansas high school football playoffs Tuesday night. Did the Redmen run it up? Wayne Drehs' answer might surprise you.

Originally Published: October 31, 2007
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

You expected to hear joy in Roger Barta's voice. You expected the Kansas high school football legend to pick up the phone and start bragging about his team's latest accomplishment: the most dominating first quarter anyone has ever played.

Instead, you find a man who is uncomfortable. Uneasy. Almost embarrassed.

Barta, the head football coach at Smith Center (Kan.) High had encouraged his team to get off to a fast start in Tuesday night's Class 2-1A playoff opener against ...

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