Little River win sets up battle of the titans next week.
Little River's football team improved to 4-1 Friday night with a 57-12 pounding of Goessel in Goessel. Graham Stephens scored three TD's, two on passes from Levi Swenson and one on a 40-yard interception return to lead the Redskins.
Peyton Harvey and Hunter Thomas added two touchdowns apiece, while Swenson scored one TD rushing and threw for three more. Swenson ended up 4 of 6 passing for 146 yards, three TD's and an interception. Thomas had 107 yards rushing, while Harvey added 61. Harvey had 89 yards receiving and Stephens had 57.
Next week Little River hosts Central Plains, the perennial power in 8-man District 5. Both teams enter the game at 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the district.
Central Plains improved to 4-1 by beating Canton-Galva Friday night 60-0, as they tuned up for the Redskins battle next week. Going into the game the Eagles knew it was going to be a David versus Goliath kind of night.
The Oilers dominated the game in every category and in all phases, jumping out to a 46-0 first quarter lead. They added two more scores before halftime to end the game at the break. The Eagles managed just 39 yards of offense on 28 plays, while Central Plains rolled up 272 yards on the same number of plays.
Canton-Galva falls to 2-3 on the year as they travel to St. John next week to take on the Tigers, also 2-3. St. John is coming off of a 30-22 win over Ellinwood Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
In the final McPherson County game Friday night, the Inman Teutons, riddled with injuries for a second year in a row, fell to Medicine Lodge 49-20 in their first district game of 2017. They will try to get their first win next Friday night on the road as they face their arch-rival Moundridge, who will be celebrating Homecoming. The Wildcats are coming off of a 20-19 win over Whitewater-Remington as each opened their district schedule Friday night.