Garden City clinches playoff spot, moves to 9-0

GARDEN CITY — Garden City clinched a playoff spot as the Bearkats continue to roll through the 2010 season. Josh Colunga and Blayne Batla led the way this week with standout performances on offense against Rankin. Colunga had 19 carries for 413 yards and six touchdowns. He gave the Bearkats a spark with his two first quarter touchdowns. He threw a touchdown pass in the fourth. Batla was 13-of-20 for 229 yards and six scores. The Bearkats finish the regular season at Sierra Blanca.GARDEN CITY 101, RANKIN 53Rankin 16 13 8 16 –53Garden City 13 20 22 46 --101First QuarterR -- Ryan Thomas runs for 78 yards (Caleb Wrinkle kick), 9:04R -- Cory Norwood catches a 37-yard pass from Dalton Mitchum (Wrinkle kick), 7:56GC -- Josh Colunga runs for 39-yards (kick failed), 1:36GC -- Colunga runs for 14-yards (Ian Schaefer pass from Chudej), :28Second QuarterGC -- Reggie Halfmann runs for 6-yards (kick failed), 6:10GC -- Chudej catches a 5-yard pass from Blayne Batla (Chudej kick), 5:12R -- Norwood runs for 1-yard (Tommy Lawson pass from Wrinkle), 2:34GC -- Aaron Long catches a 3-yard pass from Batla (kick failed), :32R -- Jorge Castillo catches a 3-yard pass from Mitchum (kick failed), :06Third QuarterGC -- Chudej catches a 15-yard pass from Batla (kick failed), 8:41R -- Mitchum runs for 7-yards run (Wrinkle kick), 6:38GC -- Colunga runs for 59-yards (Chudej kick), 5:36GC -- Colunga runs for 49-yards (Chudej kick), :36Fourth QuarterR -- Thomas catches a 37-yard pass from Castillo (Wrinkle kick), 9:48GC -- Colunga runs for 42-yard (Chudej kick), 9:30R -- Norwood catches a 35-yard pass from Mitchum (Wrinkle kick), 8:46GC -- Chudej catches a 65-yard pass from Batla (Chudej kick), 8:22GC -- Brian Hirt catches a 2-yard pass from Batla (Chudej kick), 6:11GC -- Long catches a 30-yard pass from Colunga (Chudej kick), 5:18GC -- Colunga catches a 22-yard pass from Batla (Chudej kick), 4:44GC -- Colunga runs for 29-yards (no PAT attempted), 2:19 RHS GCHSFirst Downs 10 17Rushes-Yds. 34-209 28-514Passing Yds. 279 259Comp.-Att.-Int. 12-25-0 14-21-0Punts-Avg. 0-0 0-0Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-2Penalties-Yds. 3-25 3-25INDIVIDUAL LEADERSRUSHING – Rankin: Ryan Thomas 19-172; Garden City: Josh Colunga 19-413PASSING – Rankin: Dalton Mitchum 11-24-0-278; Garden City: Blayne Batla 13-20-0-229RECEIVING – Rankin: Norwood 3-97; Garden City: Chudej 6-130