*Score/results from Inman at Christ Prep Academy were not available by press time*
Vikings take care of Chapman on Senior Night
LINDSBORG — At this point in the season, things become simplified. For the Smoky Valley football team, beat Clay Center next Friday and you’re district champions. Lose, and hit the road for the first round of the playoffs.
Friday night the Vikings took care of what they needed to against Chapman, winning on Senior Night 43-12. Smoky Valley led 30-0 at halftime, including a 22-point second quarter outburst that put the game away. Complete statistics were not available by press time.
The Vikings, now 7-1 overall, face their biggest test of the season next week at Clay Center. The two teams met last year in the district championship, with Smoky Valley coming out on top, 30-28, in overtime. With a district championship and a first-round home playoff game on the line, expect another hard fought game.
Wildcats drop heartbreaker to Medicine Lodge
MOUNDRIDGE — A gutsy defensive performance from the Moundridge High School football team came up just a little short as Medicine Lodge all but ended the Wildcats’ hope for the playoffs this year.
Tied at six after the first quarter, Medicine Lodge scored nine unanswered to escape Moundridge with a victory. The Wildcats finish district play with a 2-2 record and at -8 in the point differential category. Next week’s game between Medicine Lodge and Whitewater-Remington will determine the final playoff spot in District 5.
Medicine Lodge struck first at the 6:03 mark in the first quarter with a 21-yard rushing touchdown. Moundridge answered later in the quarter with a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Emerson to Noah Eichelberger.
Medicine Lodge kicked a 19-yard field goal as the first half came to a close to lead 9-6 at the break. The Indians came out with a five-yard rushing touchdown midway through the third quarter, and continued to play excellent defense to put the game away.
The Wildcats conclude the season with a home game against Prue (Oklahoma).
Little River makes playoff case in blowout win
ELLINWOOD — One of the best seasons in recent memory continues to get better for the Little River High football team.
The Redskins have all but clinched a playoff spot after Friday’s 66-18 win over Ellinwood. Little River is now 3-1 in districts (6-2 overall) with a home game against St. John (2-6) next Friday to end the regular season. If the Redskins win, they will most likely play South Central in the first round of the playoffs.
Little River scored 24 first-quarter points and 30 points in the third quarter en route to the blowout victory. Hunter Thomas led Little River offensively with 209 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Peyton Harvey’s 10 tackles were a high for either team.
The Redskins host St. John next Friday for Senior Night.
Eagles win big over Goessel
GOESSEL — It’s been a great season for the Canton-Galva football team as the Eagles have surpassed all expectations with one game left to go.
The Eagles improved to 4-4 on the year with a 46-0 thrashing at Goessel. Canton-Galva concludes the regular season next Friday at home against Ellinwood (1-7).
The Eagles scored 24 points in the first quarter, including a 40-yard touchdown run from Dylan Wood on the first play of scrimmage, and 22 points in the second quarter.
Wood had a monster game, rushing for 196 yards on 14 carries and five touchdowns. As a team, the Eagles had 314 yards of total offense compared to just 18 for Goessel.
With a win next week against Ellinwood, the Eagles will clinch their first winning season since 2014.