District play gets underway next Friday night.

MOUNDRIDGE — The Sterling Black Bears scored early and often Friday to defeat the Moundridge Wildcats 42-7 in Friday night football action. The loss drops the Cats to 0-4 heading into district play next week.

Sterling piled up 412 total yards on the night, led by quarterback Brady Myers, who carried the ball 19 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Tailback Hans Anderson added 101 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns. Sterling averaged over seven yards per carry as they racked up 319 yards on the ground.

Moundridge quarterback Mason Dyck threw for 73 yards on 19 attempts and one TD to Noah Eichelberger, as the Wildcats closed within 21-7 midway through the second quarter. Jerod Kaufman carried the ball nine times for 29 yards. Moundridge turned the ball over three times on fumbles, which didn't help their cause. District play gets started next week and the Wildcats know it is the next four games that really matter.

"I think our kids understand what it takes to go through districts and I think our kids understand how hard we need to play to get there," Moundridge coach Jeremiah Meeks. "We got to get some kids healed up, get some kids back. We get healed up we're going to be a pretty dangerous team. Our kids know if they can get hot we can play with anybody."

Moundridge will have to get hot quickly as they go on the road to start district play next week, traveling down to Whitewater to play Whitewater-Remington. The Broncos enter the game at 0-4 as well. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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