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Cardinals, Tigers, Eagles win football games
Hoisington's quarterback Tony Moore carries the football and scores a touchdown against Phillipsburg.jpg
Hoisington's quarterback Tony Moore carries the football and scores a touchdown against Phillipsburg. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez



HOISINGTON – Hoisington tailback Teron Kraft was on fire with four touchdowns and 269 yards rushing as the Cardinals crushed Phillipsburg 46-8 to open the 2A football playoffs.

Kraft got rolling with 55- and 63-yard touchdown runs. He added a pair of second-half touchdowns.

“Teron ran quick and powerful,” said Hoisington coach Zach Baird. “Our offensive line did a great job. Tony Moore did a great job with his reads.”

Mason Alderdice and Kaidenn Chambers added Hoisington touchdowns. The Cardinals held Phillipsburg back Rad Rodriguez to 32 yards on 22 carries. Defensive specialist Jason Robinson intercepted a pass. Ian Smith contributed four tackles and seven assists. Kraft and Robinson each had four tackles and four assists.

The Cardinals opened with a fourth-and-2 stop and roared to a 26-0 halftime lead. The Cardinals held Phillipsburg back Rad Rodriguez to 32 yards on 22 carries.

“We were sharp and came out with good energy. Our guys played hard..

The Cardinals (9-0) won their 10th consecutive opening round playoff victory. Beloit (5-4) will visit Hoisington in the second round.

“Beloit is big and physical and runs the football,” Baird said. “They’re a tough football team.”

Phillipsburg 0 0 8 0 – 8

Hoisington 13 13 14 6 – 46

H—Teron Kraft 63 run; H—Mason Alderdice 43 run; H—Kraft 55 run; H—Tony Moore 54 run; H—Kraft TD; Kraft TD; P—Colin Springer 5 run; H—Kaidenn Chambers 16 run

RUSHING—P—Hanchett 14-42; Rodriguez 22-32; Horinek 7-18; Buresh 7-18; Springer 1-5; Schwenn 1-2; Babcock 1-0; H—Kraft 6-269; Moore 4-68; Alderdice 2-52; Hahn 1-0; Russell 1-0; Smith 3-0

PASSING—P—Hanchett 2-5-0, 15; Rodriguez 0-1-1; H—Moore 3-10-0, 43.

RECEIVING—P—Babcock 1-8; Sisson 1-7; H—Alderdice 2-32; Kraft 1-11.


SECOND ROUND—Kingman 7-2 at SE Saline 9-0; Beloit 5-4 at Hoisington 9-0; Ellsworth 8-1 at Garden Plain 8-1; Hays TMP 5-4 at Norton 9-0

FIRST ROUND—SE Saline 56, Chaparral 7; Kingman 31, Hillsboro 6; Hoisington 46, Phillipsburg 8; Beloit 50, Lakin 0; Garden Plain 21, Halstead 7; Ellsworth 42, Haven 0; Norton 64, Cimarron 34; Hays TMP 22, Larned 0


SECOND ROUND—Humboldt 8-1 at Riverton 6-3; Sabetha 8-1 at Silver Lake 8-1; Council Grove 6-3 at Osage City 8-1; Riley County 5-4 at Nemaha Central 9-0

FIRST ROUND—Riverton 58, West Franklin 0; Humboldt 54, Cherryvale 12; Silver Lake 58, Minneapolis 7; Sabetha 71, Effingham 6; Osage City 49, Neodesha 0; Council Grove 32, Caney Valley 14; Nemaha Central 48, Pleasant Ridge 0; Riley County 28, Rossville 7


MCLOUTH –Ellinwood quarterback Drew Heinz scored two rushing and converted a touchdown pass to Alek Brack to spark the Eagles past McLouth 42-22 in Friday’s season-ending football game. Ellinwood (4-5) broke a 5-game losing streak with three touchdowns in the final five minutes. The Eagles exhibited excellent character and leadership behind coach Brett Stindt after a heartbreaking loss to Sterling in the final minute last week.

Brack scored on an 18-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring. Bryan Jaske scored on 4- and 50-yard runs. Heinz converted 5- and 25-yard touchdown runs.

McLouth (5-4) was led by Derrick Chenhall with two rushing touchdowns.

Ellinwood 8 8 6 20 – 42

McLouth 6 8 0 8 – 22

E—Alek Brack 18 pass from Drew Heinz (Rylan Wirtz run); M—Gage Fields fumble recovery in end zone; E—Bryan Jaske 4 run; M—Derrick Chenhall 1 run; E—Heinz 25 run; E—Jaske 8 run; E—Heinz 5 run; E—Jaske 50 run (Wirtz run); M—Derrick Chenhall run (Fields run)




ROZEL – Pawnee Heights sparkplug Davin Hamby passed for two scores, rushed for two touchdowns and added a touchdown reception in a dominating 70-20 victory over Leroy-Coffey County in the 6-Man football playoffs. The Tigers (5-4) travel to the Chetopa Green Hornets in the second round.

Hamby got the Tigers rolling with back-to-back touchdown passes of 40- and 43-yards to Leighton Munk. Hamby added a 1-yard touchdown run and ended the ballgame with a 5-yard touchdown. Hamby caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Gardner.

Gardner completed a touchdown pass and scored on a touchdown run. Clayton Hammeke delivered a pair of touchdown passes and caught a scoring pass from Gardner. Alexis Ibarra scored a touchdown.

The Tigers achieved a rare feat with back-to-back safeties when Ely Hoffman and Brady Carlson tackled Xavier Cross in the end zone. Coffey County quarterback Reeston Cox completed three touchdown passes.

Coffey County 14 6 0 0 – 20

Pawnee Heights 28 20 16 6 – 70

CC—Cooper Harred 40 pass from Reeston Cox; PH—Leighton Munk 40 pass from Davin Hamby; PH—Munk 43 pass from Hamby (Munk pass from Hamby); CC—Xavier Cross 5 pass from Cox (Cyrus Nickel run); PH—Hamby 1 run (Hamby run); PH—Gardner 19 pass from Clayton Hammeke (Hamby run); PH—Roberto Cordero 5 pass from Hammeke (Hamby run); PH—Hammeke 15 pass from Gardner; CC—Cross 38 pass from Cox; PH—Gardner 10 run; PH—Alexis Ibarra 10 run; PH—Safety (Ely Hoffman tackles Cross in end zone); PH—Safety (Brady Carlson tackles Cross in end zone); PH—Hamby 5 run