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West, East split 8-Man football showdowns
Macksville Mustangs Gustavo Portillo (77) and Ryan Kuckelman (15) join Mustang football coach Kyle Bright.

WEST 28, EAST 22 (DIV. 1)

BELOIT – Macksville’s Ryan Kuckelman caught a 26-yard reception to set up the game-winning touchdown as the West edged the East 28-22 in the Div. 1 8-Man All-star football game.

Kuckelman’s reception set up the game-winning 13-yard touchdown run by Wichita County’s Ehrik Hermosillo. Hill City’s Kaleb Atkins sealed the victory with a 27-yard run for a first down that allowed the West to click off the final minute.

Osborne’s Payton Rush caught an 11-yard scoring pass from Caldwell’s Kiondre Smith and Little River’s Grant Stephens caught the tying 2-point pass from Madison’s Bryson Turner for a 22-22 tie. 

The West converted a 79-yard touchdown drive on Adkins’ 5-yard touchdown and a Hermosillo conversion for a 22-14 tie. A fourth-down conversion reception by Ell-Saline’s Kaleb Wilson kept the 79-yard drive alive.

Sublette’s Miguel Hernandez delivered the game’s pivotal play on a 57-yard fumble return that led to a 14-14 tie.

East 6 0 8 8 – 22

West 0 6 8 14 -- 28

E—Kiondre Smith (Caldwell) 20 run (pass fails)

W—Ehrik Hermosillo (Wichita County) 3 run (pass fails)

E—Bryson Turner (Madison) 5 run (pass)

W—Miguel Hernandez (Sublette) 57 fumble return (Hermosillo run)

W—Kaleb Adkins (Hill City) 5 run (Hermosillo run)

E—Payton Rush (Osborne) 11 pass from Smith (Grant Stephens (Little River) pass from Turner)

W—Hermosillo 13 run (pass fails)

EAST 54, WEST 22 (DIV. 2) 

BELOIT – Canton-Galva Matlbie threw three touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score to spark the East past the West 54-22 in Saturday’s Division 2 8-Man All-Star football game. Axtell’s Isaac Detweiler contributed two rushing touchdowns and a 63-yard halfback pass to Canton-Galva’s Cason Mastre on the first play from scrimmage.

East 30 8 8 8 – 54

West 6 8 8 0 – 22

E—Cason Mastre (Canton-Galva) 63 pass from Isaac Detweiler (Axtell) (pass fails)

E—Holden Barker (Crest) 31 pass from Garrett Maltbie (canton-Galva) (Maltbie run)

E—Luke Davies (Lebo) 40 pass from Maltbie (Mastre pass from Maltbie)

E— Detweiler 5 run (Barker run)

W—Cade Johnson (Wallace County) 33 pass from Dylan Gantz (Stafford) (pass fails)

E—C.J. Koehn (Canton-Galva) 5 pass from Maltbie (Barker run)

W—Carson Werth (Victoria) 29 pass from Dylan Bice (Thunder Ridge) (Werth pass from Dylan Bice)

E—Maltbie 15 run (Barker fumble recovery)

W—Max Neeley (Dighton) 6 pass from Dylan Bice (Neeley pass from Dylan Bice)

E—Detweiler 5 run (Barker run)