MOUNDRIDGE — The Class 2-1A District 5 was a fumble at the goal line away from being thrown into complete mayhem.

Trailing 24-20 with under a minute remaining, the Moundridge High School football team marched all the way dow the field, and had Sedgwick (5-2, 2-0) on the ropes for their first district loss.

But the Wildcats fumbled the ball away, giving Sedgwick a clear path to the playoffs, while Moundridge will need a lot of help. The Wildcats will need to defeat Medicine Lodge next week by a large margin, and hope for another Inman and Whitewater-Remington loss.

The Wildcats took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and held a 20-14 lead at halftime, but were shutout in the second half.

Moundridge had big games from quarterback Anthony Otte and running back Dylan Sugars, who accumulated for 194 of the teams’ 206 rushing yards. Sugars had a 64-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, while Otte had a touchdown on the ground and through the air. Parker Lange was on the receiving end of the 22-yard Otte strike.

The Wildcats are now 1-6 overall and 1-2 in districts, and look to keep their season alive next Friday at Medicine Lodge.