LITTLE RIVER — Little River High School opened the season with a 52-20 win over Canton-Galva High School Friday night.
The game should give both teams positives moving forward.
For the home team, Little River looked like a team that can make the playoffs for the third straight year. Little River ran the ball with ease and played stellar defense.
For Canton-Galva, a program that has seen little to no success in football the past few years, the Eagles looked like a team with new life. The energy was high, the offense showed a pulse with quarterback Landon Everett, and the Eagles were the better team on special teams.
Still, the Eagles have a long ways to go before they compete with teams like Little River.
Little River will look to improve to 2-0 next Friday when they travel to Peabody-Burns. Canton-Galva will look for its first win next Friday when they host Chase County.
Moundridge blasts Goessel in season opener
MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge High School football team made quite the impression in its 8-Man debut, thumping Goessel 42-6 Friday night.
The Wildcats outworked Goessel for all four quarters, turning a 20-0 halftime lead into a 36-point win.
Cody Hazleton opened the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. After a Daniel Kaufman touchdown, Corin Unruh completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Hazleton with 11 seconds left in the half.
Three different Wildcats rushed for a touchdown in the second half to cap off a great start to the season.
Moundridge, now 1-0, will host Bennington next Friday.
Vikings run wild on Larned
LINDSBORG — The daunting rushing attack of Smoky Valley High School is back as the Vikings drilled Larned, 46-7, behind 402 rushing yards in Friday’s season opener.
The Vikings exploded for 24 first-quarter points to put the game away before it even started. Lane Schrag rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter, including an 85-yard scamper. Schrag would finish the game with 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven attempts. He was also a perfect 3-for-3 with a touchdown through the air.
Tim Lambet pitched in with 90 yards on the ground and caught a touchdown, while Cort Elliott had 83 yards and a rushing touchdown. Trey Kennedy and Raleigh Wilson also scored rushing touchdowns for the Vikings.
The 1-0 Vikings travel to Haven next Friday.
Teutons prevail in overtime
INMAN — After going 0-9 a season ago, the Inman High School football team has already surpassed last year’s success.
A game-winning extra point in overtime sealed a 37-36 win for Inman over Belle Plaine in Friday night’s season opener. No statistical information was available by press time.
The Teutons, 1-0, travel to Hutchinson Trinity next Friday.