Little River smacks defending state champs

CLAFLIN — The Little River High School football team traveled to Central Plains and delivered the defending 8-Man State Champions a 48-0 loss. Little River is now 3-1 and off to a 1-0 start in district play while Central Plains drops to 1-3.

Little River scored 20 points in the first quarter. Jayden Garrison threw two touchdown passes in the quarter, one to Graham Stephens and the other to Braxton Lafferty.

Little River scored 14 in the second quarter and 14 in the third quarter for the statement win.

Little River held Central Plains to 67 yards of total offense. Garrison threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two more. Stephens also threw a touchdown and rushed for another.

Little River travels to undefeated Pratt-Skyline next week in another district matchup.

Eagles remain unbeaten with 56-8 win over Bennington

BENNINGTON — The Canton-Galva High School football team is off to a 4-0 start on the season after a dominant win at Bennington on Friday.

Tyson Struber took the opening kick back for a touchdown. The Eagles scored 26 points in the first quarter, as Brandon Huff rushed for a touchdown and Landon Everett threw two more.

The Eagles one-upped themselves in the second quarter, scoring 30 points. The game was over at halftime.

The Eagles had 288 yards of total offense compared to 61 for Bennington. Everett completed 11 of 16 passes for 197 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also rushed for 54 yards and a score.

Struber had two touchdowns on four catches for 78 yards. Kinser Colgin had two touchdowns on three catches for 71 yards.

Canton-Galva travels to Peabody-Burns next Friday.

Vikings can’t keep up with Hesston

HESSTON — The Smoky Valley High School football team dropped to 1-3 on the season after a 35-8 loss to Hesston on Friday.

Hesston quarterback Jacob Eilert was unstoppable, throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 12 of 17 passing, while also rushing for 81 yards on 10 carries.

Smoky Valley’s Trey Kennedy led the offense with 103 rushing yards and a touchdown. Hesston led 35-0 in the fourth quarter before Kennedy broke off a 65-yard rush.

Smoky Valley hosts Clay Center next week.

Teutons to resume Monday

MARION — A lightning strike three minutes into the first quarter between Inman High School and Marion caused the game to be delayed until Monday.

There is currently no score and the game will resume at Marion High School at 6 p.m.

Wildcats fall to undefeated Pratt-Skyline, 60-14

MOUNDRIDGE — Fresh off an impressive win over Solomon last week, the Moundridge High School football team fell to Pratt-Skyline 60-14 on Friday in both team’s district opener. Moundridge had no answer for Skyline’s Jesus Casas who rushed for 244 yards on 16 carries and had four touchdowns. Skyline quarterback Braden Tyler had 140 rushing yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns. Skyline led 28-0 before Moundridge’s Corbin Unruh broke off a 35-yard touchdown run. Unruh would later connect with Brady Helms on a 27-yard touchdown pass, but that was all the offense Moundridge could muster. Skyline scored 14 points in the first, 30 points in the second, and 16 in the third before the game was called. Moundridge, now 2-2 and 0-1 in districts, travels to Macksville next week.