The Moundridge Wildcats are playoff bound.
The Wildcats will qualify as the No. 2 team from their Class 2-1A district after a rousing 67-18 rout of outmanned Bennington Friday night.
MHS sprinted to a 48-18 halftime lead, as it marched up and down the field at will.
The Wildcats’ ground game was awesome. Daniel Ratzlaff had 183 yards and four scores, while Trey Unrau had 152 and a TD.
Joel Sugars gave MHS three 100-yard rushers with 105 and a score.
Cooper Wedel scored two times, while Dale Asher and Wes Johnson also tallied. MHS had 523 yards on the ground. Brian Gellinger had a nice game in defeat with 150 yards on 26 carries, including an 87-yard jaunt.
“We once again did not start well in the first quarter after they surprised us with a couple of big plays,” MHS coach Courtney Moddelmog said. “We were able to settle down and play football. After the first series we were able to do whatever we wanted to offensively. It was good to finally get some young kids in the game and see what they can do.”
MHS has won three of four after an 0-4 start. It plays at Thursday at Ell-Saline.
Ell-Saline 42,
Inman 27
The rumors turned out to be fact. Tate Omli, who had been sidelined with an injury, was indeed back for the Cardinals after a six-week absence.
And that was bad news for the Teutons.
Omli, an All-Stater last year, showed why as he threw four TD passes to lead the Cardinals to the win, while Inman lost a key district game.
Luke Ropp was magnificent in defeat, rushing for 266 yards and scoring three touchdowns. He went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
Jason Friesen scored the other IHS touchdown.
Inman, now 3-5, goes to Ellinwood Friday.
Smoky Valley 33,
Chapman 12
The Vikings ended their three-game losing streak with a solid road performance.
Game information was not available.
The Vikes are now 1-1 in district play and 2-6 overall. They play Thursday at district leader Abilene, which was a 26-7 winner over Hesston Friday.
Peabody 36,
Little River 6
The Redskins’ five-game winning streak came to an end as Peabody handed them their first district loss.
The Redskins need to knock off Lincoln next week on the road to have a shot at the playoffs.
Peabody’s Storm Pickens scored four times and finished with 201 yards rushing. Peabody led 22-0 at the half.
Caden Ackerman threw a fourth-quarter TD pass to Kyle Arbuckle for the Redskins’ score.
Little River’s Derek Dean rushed for 86 yards on 21 carries, while Chet Cordell had 66 on 20 attempts and Skylar Hill added 43 on 13.
Little River is now 6-2 on the year.
Goessel 58,
Canton-Galva 32
The Eagles dropped to 1-7 on the year, as the high-scoring Bluebirds simply had too much offense.
Nick Vogts had a nice game for C-G, running for three scores and tossing a scoring pass to Taylor Myers for another. Devon Stos had the other TD.
C-G wraps up the season Thursday at Clifton-Clyde.