McPherson area teams go 2-3 Friday.
It was like the good ol’ days for the Moundridge Wildcats Friday night, their offense pounding out big yards to produce a victory.
The Wildcats broke into the victory column for the first time this year with a 35-26 win over Remington.
Daniel Ratzlaff rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, while Garrett Higgins added 122 yards and two scores to lead MHS to the victory. The Wildcats rang up 331 rushing yards. Matt Castor had a big game defensively as he was the team’s top tackler.
“It is good to get the monkey off our back,” MHS coach Courtney Moddelmog said. “Garrett Higgins and Daniel Ratzlaff made huge plays offensively for us and our defense spent almost the whole fourth quarter on the field trying to get stops, but we made just enough plays.”
Medicine Lodge 22
The Teutons raced to a 28-7 halftime lead, then saw Medicine Lodge pull within a score before finishing off their fourth win in five games.
Josh Miller had 169 yards and two touchdowns, one a kickoff return. Justin Friesen threw two TD passes and ran for another score. Tyler Cottam and Hank Thiessen caught the scoring tosses.
Cody Seiler had another huge defensive game with 11 tackles and an interception.
Inman coach Mike Vernon was pleased with the first half, but noted the Teutons relaxed somewhat to find themselves in a game.
“We’re still learning to win,” Vernon said. “We had them down, but let them up. We’ve got to finish teams off.”
Smoky Valley 0
After starting the year 3-0, the Vikings now have lost two straight.
Tyler Proffitt ran for a touchdown and threw 74 yards to Shaq Thiessen for another score. The other Trojan touchdown was a 19-yard fumble return by Josh Wiebe.
Curtis Carlson rushed for 75 yards for the Vikings, but the passing game produced just 63 yards. The Vikings held Hillsboro to just 66 yards rushing and 150 passing, almost have of that on the TD pass.
Pretty Prairie 26,
Little River 8
The Redskins were dealt their first defeat of the year after four victories.
The Bulldogs led 20-8 at the half, the only Little River score on a 67-yard run by Grant Harvey.
Pretty Prairie then tightened up defensively in the second half, as the Redskins just couldn’t get anything going.
Central Plains 56,
C-G trailed only 24-12 when the Oilers erupted in the final period.
Cody Savage ran for a touchdown and threw to Travis Unruh for the other Eagle score.
C-G coach Jeff Savage said injuries and turnovers led to the team’s demise.
The Eagles are now 3-2 on the year.