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Cardinals roar past Phillipsburg, 42-21
Area football roundup 9-25
Hoisington's Mason Haxton throws the football and completes the pass against Phillipsburg on Friday night. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez


HOISINGTON –Hoisington's Holt Hanzlick scored three second-half touchdowns to spark the No. 2-ranked Cardinals past Phillipsburg 42-21 in 2A, District 8. Hoisington (4-0, 1-0 District) plays at Minneapolis (2-2, 1-0) next week.

The Cardinals dominated the ballgame to outscore the Panthers 36-0 after trailing 21-6. After the Panthers scored two touchdowns for a 14-0 lead. Panther quarterback Trey Sides directed two flawless scoring drives. Devin Johnson scored on a 3-yard run and Kagen Keeten scored on a 20-yard reception.

"We didn't come ready to play. Early on, they won the battle up front. They punched us in the mouth," said Hoisington coach Zach Baird. "Offensively, we were fine. We needed to quit turning the ball over. Offensively, we can be pretty good. We hang out hat on blocking, effort and good technique."

Phillipsburg was poised for a 21-0 lead with first-and-goal. But Cardinal Hunter Morris made a key tackle on a pass play and Holt Hanzlick and Wyatt Wikum combined for a fourth-down, game-saving sack on Sides at the 7-yard line.

"That was a big defensive series, but we still had a long ways to go," Baird said. " I was proud of our guys."

Hoisington responded with a clutch 93-yard scoring drive off Chase Robinson's 63-yard scoring strike from quarterback Mason Haxton. Late in the game Haxton connected with Hunter Morris on a crucial 44-yard pass play.

"Mason was excellent tonight," Baird said. "That was something we could take advantage of. When things were bad, Mason continued to keep battling and kept guys going."

Phillipsburg's Clint Gower scored on a 1-yard run countered by Cole Steinert's 8-yard touchdown for a Panther 21-14 halftime lead.

Hanzlick scored on runs of 6, 19 and 41 runs and Steinert added a 20-yard touchdown run for a dominating second-half.

The Cardinals rushed for 402 yards behind C Logan Philbern, RG Cole Gilliland, RT Legend Robinson, LG Nolan Philbern, LT Braden Mooney and TEs Joshua Blal, Holt Hanzlick and Cole Steinert. Hanzlick gained 154 yards and Joshua Ball added 117 yards.

"We're excited about the way our offensive line has progressed," Baird said.

After trailing 21-14, the Cardinals dominated the second half 28-0. The Panthers gained 57 yards after halftime with the Cardinals making defensive adjustments against Sides.

"Defensively, we got things figured out," Baird said. "We got proper rush lanes to keep Sides from hurting us. We figured it out as we went along."

Phillipsburg 14 7 0 0 – 21

Hoisington 7 7 12 16 – 42

P–Devin Johnson 3 run (Trey Sides kick)

P–Kagen Keeten 20 pass from Sides (Sides kick)

H–Chase Robinson 63 pass from Mason Haxton (kick failed)

P–Clint Gower 1 run (Sides kick)

H–Cole Steinert 8 run (Joshua Ball run)

H–Holt Hanzlick 19 run (run failed)

H–Hanzlick 6 run (run failed)

H–Steinert 20 run (Ball run)

H–Hanzlick 41 run (Dylan Richards run)


RUSHING–P–41-188; Sides 15-103; Johnson 8-28; Gower 10-26; Ethan Leidig 6-19; Jeremy Ford 1-12; Kevin Russell 1-(-7); H–45-402; Hanzlick 16-154; Ball 12-117; Hunter Morris 6-51; Cole Steinert 4-46; Mason Haxton 4-36; Cade Mason 3-(-2)

PASSING–P–Sides 10-19-0, 102; H–Haxton 2-3-0, 107

RECEIVING–P–Keaton 6-76; Leidig 2-16; Huntley 1-8; Russell 1-2; H–Robinson 1-63; Morris 1-44 



CHASE – Central Plains halfback Michael Laymon scored four touchdowns as the Oilers rolled past Chase 64-14 in 8-Man 2, District 5 football. Central Plains (2-0, 2-0 District) led 58-14 at halftime.

Michael Laymon ignited the Oilers' victory with a trio of touchdown runs and converted a 25-yard interception return for a 28-0 lead. Quarterback Cole Lamatch scored on 12- and 27-yard runs and completed an 18-yard screen pass to William Laymon for a score. William Laymon added a 1-yard touchdown. Dawson McNeal scored on a 5-yard run.

Jacob Oberle intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. Michael Laymon contributed six tackles. William Laymon and Tyler Holmes earned tackles for losses.

Chase (0-4, 0-3) was led by quarterback Christian Cavender, who completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Brady Christiansen and a 55-yard scoring strike to Drayton Griffitt.

Central Plains 28 30 6 – 64

Chase 0 14 0 – 14

CP–Michael Laymon 1 run (Karter Beck pass from M. Laymon)–8:53

CP–M. Laymon 7 run (run failed)–7:32

CP–M. Laymon 9 run (run failed)–5:02

CP–M. Laymon 25 interception return (Dawson McNeal run)–1:32

CP–Cole Lamatsch 12 run (run failed)–11:54

CP–Dawson McNeal 5  run (Evan Stratmann run)–9:25

C–Brady Christiansen 52 pass from Christian Cavender (pass failed)–9:02

CP–William Laymon 1 run (W. Laymon run)–3:32

C–Drayton Griffitt 55 pass from C. Cavender (Griffitt pass from C. Cavender)–2:04

CP–W. Laymon 18 pass from Lamatsch (run)–0:37

CP–Lamatsch 27 run–7:35


RUSHING–CP–35-225; McNeal 17-103; Lamatsch 5-53; William Laymon 9-44; Michael Laymon 4-25; C–12-15; Jaden Friesner 6-11; Alex Cavender 1-6; Christian Cavender 5-(-2)

PASSING–CP–Lamatsch 3-8-0, 48; M. Laymon 1-4-0, 7; C–C. Cavender 7-18-2, 187

RECEIVING–CP–W. Laymon 1-18; Jacob Oberle 1-15; Karter Beck 1-15; Lamatsch 1-7; C–Griffitt 2-64; Friesner 3-58; Christiansen 1-52; Alex Cavender 1-0.



WILSON – Wilson tailback Cooper Weinhold scored seven touchdowns and 311 yards rushing as the Dragons roared past Otis-Bison 50-46 in 8-Man, District 5. Weinhold scored on runs of 1, 3, 4, 10, 12, 31 and 40 yards.

Wilson (3-1, 2-0 District) trailed 46-30, but scored the final three touchdowns to shock the Cougars. Camryn Eberhart scored on an 8-yard run and Wilson recovered a Cougar fumble. Weinhold scored on a 31-yard run and converted the game-winning 3-yard score with 2:25 left.

Hard-luck Otis-Bison (0-4, 0-3 District) was sparked by red-hot quarterback Kaden Foust, who completed five touchdown passes with 236 yards passing. Dalton Regan caught scoring passes of 29, 42 and 51 yards. Bryce Frazier caught a 25-yard scoring strike and Christian Roth converted a 19-yard touchdown pass.

Christian Roth scored a 71-yard kickoff return and Regan's 29-yard touchdown reception gave the Cougars a 46-30 lead with 8:55 left. Foust cntribted 71/2 tackles and an interception. Other tackle leaders were Nathan Roth (8), Ky Schartz (71/2) and Christian Roth (71/2).

Otis-Bison 6 20 12 8 – 46

Wilson 6 12 12 20 – 50

W–Cooper Weinhold 40 run (run failed)–10:22

OB–Christian Roth 11 run (pass failed)–7:57

OB–Bryce Frazier 25 pass from Kaden Foust (Foust run)–11:54

W–Weinhold 4 run (run failed)–8:05

W–Weinhold 12 run (pass failed)–3:11

OB–Dalton Regan 43 pass from Foust (pass failed)–1:32

OB–C. Roth 19 pass from Foust (pass failed)–0:23

W–Weinhold 10 run (run failed)–7:27

OB–Regan 51 pass from Foust (run failed)–7:21

W–Weinhold 1 run (pass failed)–1:29

OB–C. Roth 71 kickoff return (pass failed)–1:16

OB–Regan 29 pass from Foust (Regan pass from Foust)–8:55

W–Camryn Eberhart 8 run (pass failed)–7:56

W–Weinhold 31 run (Weinhold pass from C. Eberhart)–7:07

W–Weinhold 3 run (run failed)–2:25

RUSHING–OB–29-143; Roth 15-77; Foust 11-56; Frazier 2-10; Eston Juno 1-0; W–49-385; Weinhold 32-311; C. Eberhart 16-66; Memphis Eberhart 1-8

PASSING–OB–Foust, 12-15-0, 236; W–C. Eberhart, 4-8-1, 66; M. Eberhart 1-1-0, 0

RECEIVING–OB–Regan 6-151; Ky Schwartz 3-32; Roth 2-28; Frazier 1-25; W–M. Eberhart 2-46; Dylan Crawford 1-13; Weinhold 1-7; C. Eberhart 1-0


CONWAY SPRINGS – The Ellinwood Eagles enjoyed their best highlight on the final play of the game – a 46-yard pass from backup quarterback Drew Heinz to Colby Zink.

Eagle Gage Hosman dashed 12 yards for a first down. Tailback Colby Heinz gained 15 yards on 12 rushes. Ellinwood's Jonathan Mason had tackles on back-to-back plays. Caleb Robl and Devyn Johnson also had tackles for losses.

The Cardinals (3-1) led 58-0 at halftime, triggering a running clock in the final 24 minutes. Cardinal Jonathan Wright scored two rushing touchdowns and converted a 37-yard interception return for a score. Lighting-fast Cole Schulte scored on a 63- and 65-yard punt returns. Derrick Smith scored two rushing touchdowns.

Ellinwood (0-4) has been outscored 248-0 in four games.

Ellinwood 0 0 0 0 – 0

C. Springs 44 14 0 0 – 58 

CS–Jonathan Wright 3 run (Heath Hilger run)

CS–Cole Schulte 63 punt return (Wright pass from Schulte)

CS–Wright 37 interception return (Schulte kick)

CS–Hilger 11 run (Schulte kick)

CS–Derrick Smith 7 run (Schulte kick)

CS–Schulte 65 punt return (Schulte kick)

CS–Wright 34 run (Schulte kick) 

CS–Smith 49 run (Schulte kick)

RUSHING–E–28-6; Gage Hosman 1-12; Colby Heinz 15-12; Drew Heinz 2-4; Aiden Ricker 5-(-5); Nathan Ringwald 4-(-11); team 1-(-6)

PASSING–E–Drew Heinz 1-2-0, 46; Ringwald 2-7-2, 9

RECEIVING–E–Cody Zink 1-46; Parker Scheck 1-5; Hosman 1-4.



STAFFORD – South Barber quarterback Gatlin Jewell rushed for three scores and passed for two touchdowns in a wild 62-42 football victory over Stafford in 8-Man, District 6.

Jewell gained 201 yards rushing and accounted for 98 yards passing with two touchdown passes to Caden Rathgeber, including a 56-yard score.  South Barber (2-2, 2-1 District) rushed for 278 yards and added 98 yards passing.

Stafford (2-2, 0-2) was sparked with hard-charging tailback Kleyton Schreiber with 188 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including a 53-yard scoring run. Halfback Tai Hildebrand contributed 106 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Ashton Harter scored a fumble return.

Kleyton Schreiber led Stafford's defense with 12 tackles and Dylan Gantz contributed 11 tackles. Alexis Garcia caused a fumble and recovered a fumble.

South Barber's Caden Rathgeber contributed 22 tackles and Tyler Schupbach had 21 tackles.Antonio Vasquez and Ruston Erickson recovered fumbles.

South Barber 16 16 22 8 – 62

Stafford 0 20 14 8 – 42

RUSHING–SB–42-278;  Gatlin Jewell 24-201; Emilio Perez 13-76; Tyler Schupbach 1-5; Caden Rathgeber 4(-4); S–55-339; Kleyton Schreiber 19-188; Tai Hildebrand 27-106; Dylan Gantz 8-46; Kyle Foos 1(-1) 

PASSING–SB–Jewell 4-8-1, 98; S–Young 3-5-0, 34 

RECEIVING–SB–Caden Rathgerber 3-81; Bryson Rathgeber 1-17; S–Josh Hildebrand 1-17; Tai Hildebrand 1-12; Tarrant Young 1-5



LACROSSE – LaCrosse back Colby Stull scored four touchdowns to spark the Leopards past St. John 76-0 in Friday's 8-Man 1, District 6 football game. Stull scored on two fumble returns and Bryce Conner scored on an interception return as the Leopards converted six St. John turnovers into six touchdowns.

The Leopards scored five touchdowns in the first 2:22 to lead 40-0. Stull scored on 4- and 44-yard runs and 18- and 32-yard fumble returns. LaCrosse (1-2, 1-0 District) scored what is believed to be a state record 70 points in the first quarter.

"Our defense had several big takeaways. It got out of hand pretty quickly," said LaCrosse coach Jon Webster.

Brodie Schmidt scored on 6, 20 and 25-yard runs. Gage Burk and Devin Spencer also scored touchdowns.  

St. John halfback Uriel Calleros rushed for 13 yards and quarterback Marco Ibarra completed three passes for 14 yards. Caden McCandless caught a 10-yard pass and contributed 61/2 tackles. 

St. John (1-1, 0-1 District) plays at Kiowa County next week. 

St. John 0 0 – 0 

LaCrosse 70 6 – 76

L–Colby Stull 44 run (Gage Burk pass from Bryce Conner)–11:44

L–Conner interception return (Burk pass from Conner)–11:35

L–Stull 32 fumble return (Cooper Barriger pass from Conner)–10:53

L–Stull 4 run (Brodie Schmidt run)–10:23

L–Stull 18 fumble return (Schmidt run)–9:38

L–Burk 12 run (Michael Staab run)–6:08

L–Schmidt 20 run (run failed)–3:47

L–Devin Spencer 2 run (Schmidt run)–0:49

L–Schmidt 25 run (Massimo Lari run)–0:32 

L–Schmidt 6 run (run failed)–6:20


RUSHING–SJ–13-17; Uriel Calleros 3-13; Edwin Fernandez 2-3; Caden McCandless 8-1; L–23-213; Schmidt 4-60; Caden Morgan 6-51; Stull 2-48; Burk 2-18; Conner 1-15; Mari 2-12; Staab 2-6; Spencer 2-3

PASSING–SJ–Marco Ibarra 3-9-0, 14; L–Conner 1-1-0, 25

RECEIVING–SJ–McCandless 1-10; Braxton Younie 1-3; Alan Valenzuela 1-1; :L–Stull 1-25

FUMBLE RECOVERIES–L–Stull 2, Spencer Lari 1, Burk 1



PRATT – Pratt-Skyline's Braden Tyler scored four touchdowns and quarterback Brayden Berens threw for two scores as the unbeaten Thunderbirds rolled past Macksville 46-0 in 8-Man 1, District 6 football.

Tyler rushed for 88 yards and scored on three runs. Berens completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jesus Casas and a 14-yard strike to Tyler. 

The Thunderbirds (4-0, 1-0) gained five takeaways with interceptions by Casas and Isaac Aliphin for a touchdown and fumble recoveries by Aden Temanson, Tyler Wray and Wyatt Snider. Temanson contributed 10 tackles.

The Mustangs (1-2, 0-1 District) plays LaCrosse (1-2, 1-0 District) at home Oct. 2. 

Skyline 24 16 6 – 46

Macksville 0 0 0 – 0

S–Jesus Casas 16 run

S–Braden Tyler 6 run

S–Isaac Aliphin 60 interception return

S–Tyler 14 pass from Brayden Berens

S–Tyler 2 run

S–Tyler 5 run

S–Casas 30 pass from Berens


RUSHING–S–32-166; Braden Tyler 11-88; Ethan Haskett 8-34; Jesus Casas 6-27; Brayden Berens 7-17

PASSING–S–Berens 5-8-0, 67

RECEIVING–S–Casas 3-52; Tyler 1-14




Both teams are struggling, but the Tigers have showed an offensive spark with RB Braden Colglazier and QB Adam Hands.