Special to the Tribune
LARNED –Larned’s big-play offense ended a 10-game losing streak with a 32-16 Central Kansas League victory over Smoky Valley at Earl Roberts Field Friday.
“I’m really happy for the kids,” said Larned coach Tad Remy. “We showed our athletic abilities tonight. We are fast and strong. We didn’t do everything right. There’s a lot to work on, but we really took control of the game early. Our defense was terrific tonight.”
After holding Smoky Valley on downs after a penalty-aided drive, Larned’s Mason Perez raced 77 yards for the first score of the year.
The Vikings ended a penalty-aided drive on a failed fourth down pass by Andrew Peters. On the next play, Perez raced 55 yards for a touchdown. Two carries, two touchdowns and Larned led 12-0.
On the ensuing kickoff the Vikings tried a reverse, but Larned’s Tristan Burger recovered at Smoky Valley’s 19-yard line. With 9:19 remaining before halftime, Larned’s Dillen Smith hit Luke Wilson with a 19-yard touchdown pass for an 18-0 lead.
Larned started the second half with long passes to Perez and Brock Skelton from Dillen Smith to move inside the 10-yard line. Brayden Lemuz hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Smith for a 24-0 lead.
Larned’s Landon Erway converted the Indians’ final touchdown on a 17-yard interception return.
Smoky Valley’s Raleigh Wilson scored a rushing touchdown and Jake Lucas caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Peters
running in both touchdowns, the final one with only 51 seconds remaining against the Indians reserves.
The statistics don’t show the dominance of the game by Larned as Smoky Valley actually led in time of possession 33:32 to Larned’s 13:25 as Larned struck quickly for their scores. The Vikings ran 62 plays to Larned’s 36 but averaged only 3.4 yards per play while Larned averaged 8.5 with their quick strike offense.
Larned made good use of their time with the ball as they rushed the ball for 185 yards and netted 120 yards passing from Dillen Smith who was 10 of 17 and two touchdowns. Mason Perez had four receptions, Braydon Lemuz 3 and Brock Skelton 2. Mason Perez led the Indians in rushing with 7 carries for 169 yards, a 24-yard per average.
The Indian defense was a problem for the Smoky Valley defense all night as they continually kept their offense out of the red zone until the fourth quarter, after the game had been settled.
Larned travels to Hesston (1-0) in aCentral Kansas League game.
S. Valley 0 0 0 16 — 16
Larned 12 6 6 8 – 32
L—Mason Perez 77 run
L—Perez 55 run
L—Luke Wilson 19 pass from Dillen Smith
L—Braydon Lemuz 9 pass from Smith
L—Landon Erway 17 interception return
SV—Peters 18 pass from Lucas (Wilson run)
SV—Raleigh Wilson 2 run (Peters from from Lucas)
RUSHING--SV--52-166; Wilson 18-71; Trey Kennedy 19-62; Kort Sjogren 8-33; Peters 6-0; Lucas 1-0; L--185; Perez 7-169; Jace Snyder 8-34;
PASSING—SV—Lucas 4-8-1, 44; Peters 1-2-0, 3; L--Smith 10-17-0.
RECEIVING—SV—Peters 1-18, Wilson 2-16, Haven Lysell 1-7, Kennedy 1-6.
VICTORIA 42, OTIS-BISON 14
OTIS — Victoria quarterback Grant Schoenrock passed for two scores and Drayden Karlin and Jayvon Pruitt each scored two touchdowns in a 42-14 Central Prairie League football victory.
Victoria rushed for 281 yards. Karlin and Pruitt each scored a rushing and pass receiving touchdown.
Otis-Bison quarterback Kaden Foust rushed for two touchdowns. Tailback Bevan Gradig rushed for 90 yards.
Victoria 16 14 6 6 – 42
Otis-Bison 0 0 0 14 – 14
V—Drayden Karlin 28 run (Karlin pass from Grant Schoenrock)—8:22
V—Jayvon Pruitt 8 run (Pruitt run)—2:14
V—Karlin 13 pass from Schoenrock (run failed)—7:02
V—Pruitt 23 pass from Schoenrock (pass failed)—0:05
V—Safety (Trenton Engel recovers Bevan Gradig fumble (run failed)—3:40
V—Nate Windholz 7 run (run failed)—11:48
OB—Kaden Foust 2 run (pass failed)—6:34
OB—Foust 15 run (Foust run)—1:30
RUSHING—V—48-281; Windolz 15-84; Schoenrock 13-82; Pruitt 9-59; Karlin 1-28; Trenton Engel 3-11; Carson Werth 5-11; Lane Schmidtberger 2-6; OB—35-186; Bevan Gradig 11-90; Kaden Foust 15-56; Logan Thille 6-36; Hoopingarner 3-4.
PASSING—V—Schoenrock 6-8-0, 138; OB—Foust 2-7-0, 49.
RECEIVING—V—Karlin 4-74; Pruitt 2-64; L—Hoopingarner 1-47, Thille 1-2.
MACKSVILLE 52, KINSLEY 6
MACKSVILLE – Macksville quarterback Ryan Kuckelman rushed for three touchdowns and passed for a touchdown in Macksville’s 52-6 Central Prairie League football victory over Kinsley.
Michael Seward rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Jonny Threlkeld caught a 40-yard touchdown pass.
Zane Johnson led the defense with 10 tackles and two interceptions. Cleven Huggins recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Harley Blaske had nine tackles.
Kinsley 0 6 0 0 – 6
Macksville 20 18 14 0 – 52
RUSHING—M—Michael Seward 11-181; Ryan Kuckelman 9-50; J.J. Mooney 2-18.
PASSING—M—Kuckelman, 3-8-0, 71.
RECEIVING—M—Jonnh Threlkeld 2-44; Seward 1-27.
PRATT — Hoisington all-state tailback Wyatt Pedigo
LACROSSE — LaCrosse
CENTRAL PLAINS, NESS CITY
CLAFLIN — Defending Eight-Man I state champion Central Plains roared past Ness City to make a sparkling debut after winning last year's state title.
RUSHING—NC—Jones; CP—Lawson Oeser; Bieberle
RUSHING—N—Jones; S—Tai Hildebrand; Kleyton Schreiber.
MEDICINE LODGE, ST. JOHN
MEDICINE LODGE —
PAWNEE HTS. WESTERN PLAINS