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High school football roundup 10-2
Mason Haxton
Hoisington’s Mason Haxton (7) escapes the tackle against TMP. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez


MINNEAPOLIS – The Hoisington Cardinals dominated the second half 20-0 to roll past Minneapolis 27-6 in Friday's 2A, District 8 football game. Hoisington (5-0, 2-0) plays Ellsworth (2-2, 1-1) at home next week. 

Holt Hanzlick capped a perfect 97-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 53 seconds left in the half. The Lions got within 7-6 on Spencer Davidson's catch of a jump-ball pass from quarterback Trent Moeckel.

The Cardinals' Joshua Ball, Hunter Morris and Cole Steinert scored second-half touchdowns as C Logan Philbern, RG Cole Gilliland, RT Legend Robinson, LG Nolan Philbern, LT Braden Mooney took control.

"We ended up running 70 plays to 37 and that's big for us," said Hoisington coach Zach Baird. "Offensively, we executed better that second half."

The Cardinals' defense limited the Lions to 88 yards. The Cardinals' Joshua Ball recovered two fumbles and Hunter Morris intercepted a pass to stifle the Lions (2-3, 1-1 District).

"Our defense played lights out tonight," said Baird. "We were control of the game because of the our defense. All we gave up was a jump ball touchdown pass."  

Hoisington 0 7 7 13 – 27

Minneapolis 0 6 0 0 – 6

H–Holt Hanzlick 1 run (Braden Mooney kick)

M–Spencer Davidson 36 pass from Trent Moeckel (kick failed)

H–Joshua Ball 7 run (Mooney kick)

H–Hunter Morris 23 run (kick failed)

H–Cole Steinert 11 run (Mooney kick)


RUSHING–Morris 6-72; Ball 11-61; Hanzlick 12-52; Cade Mason 3-24; Cole Steinert 2-14

PASSING–Haxton 6-12-0, 74

RECEIVING–H–Dylan Richards 5-67; Hanzlick 1-7




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ELLINWOOD – After being outscored 248-0 the first four games of the season, Ellinwood was able to score points on the season, but the Salina Sacred Heart Knights overpowered Ellinwood 24-7 to spoil Ellinwood’s homecoming. Sacred Heart (1-4, 1-3) drops Ellinwood (0-5, 0-3) in 1A, District 3.

Ellinwood scored after Cole Petz recovered a Sacred Heart fumble on 23’s tackle. Tyler Stuhlsatz scored on a 9-yard quarterback keeper, but the Knights’ defense shut out Ellinwood after that.

Sacred Heart scored on a 2-yard quarterback keeper from Jacob Gormley, but Ellinwood’s Devan Komarek blocked the extra point. 

Gormley connected with Michael Matteucci and Evan Bogart for second-quarter touchdowns for a 22-7 halftime lead. 

Ellinwood made correct defensive adjustments, slamming the door with two goal-line stands in the second half. Alek Brack intercepted a Sacred Heart pass to stop another drive.

Sacred Heart also made defensive adjustments at halftime that were hard for Ellinwood to overcome in the second half. The Eagles found themselves with multiple plays where the Eagles lost yardage.

Ellinwood drops to 0-5 on the season and 0-3 in district play. The Eagles play at Oakley next week, have their home finale versus Plainville the following week, and end the regular season at Ell-Saline.

Sacred Heart 6 16 2 0 – 24

Ellinwood 7 0 0 0 – 7

E—Tyler Stuhlsatz 9 run (Devan Komarek kick)—10:03
SH—Jacob Gormley 2 run (kick blocked)

SH—Michael Matteucci 20 pass from Gormley (Gormley run)—5:39

SH—Evan Bogart 20 pass from Gormley (Bogart pass from Gormley)—0:27

SH—Safety (Ellinwood snap out of end zone)—7:09


RUSHING—SH—31-116; Gormley 16-61; Mason Ross Richards 15-55

PASSING—SH—Gormley 11-17-1, 209; Bogart 1-2-0 18

RECEIVING—SH—Bogart 5-108; Matteucci 3-45; Kobe Douglas 1-33; Jarrett McMillian 2-23; Gormley 1-18


GREENSBURG — Kiowa County halfback Caydan Pore scored four touchdowns and kicker Luke Ballard ended a 45-0 victory over St. John with a school-record 47-yard field goal in 8-Man 1, District 6.

Kiowa County (2-4, 2-1 District) led 42-0 at halftime behind Caydan Pore's trio of rushing scores from 16, 17 and 42 yards in addition to a 66-yard punt return. James Brack scored on a 20-yard run and Jordan Smith scored on a 4-yard dive. Quarterback Connor Pore completed two passes for 52 yards. Kiowa County's Ballard and Connor Pore intercepted passes.

St. John (1-3, 0-3 District) was sparked by Caden McCandless with 51 yards rushing. Quarterback Marco Ibarra rushed for 18 yards and completed a 16-yard pass to Andrew Miller.

St. John 0 0 0 — 0

Kiowa Co. 28 14 3 — 45

KC—Caydan Pore 16 run (Luke Ballard kick)—10:41

KC—Caydan Pore 42 run (Ballard kick)—5:46

KC—Caydan Pore 66 punt return (Ballard kick)—3:43

KC—James Brack 20 run (Ballard kick)—0:00

KC—Caydan Pore 17 run (Ballard kick)—9:33

KC—Jordan Smith 4 run (Ballard kick)—4:08

KC—Ballard 47 FG—5:39


RUSHING—SJ—24-60; Caden McCandless 7-51; Marco Ibarra 7-18; Uriel Calleros 3-(-2); Andrew Miller 4-(-7); KC—25-162; Caydan Pore 7-121; Brack 2-17; Jason Brown 7-10; Smith 4-9; Ballard 2-6; Connor Pore 3-(-1) 

PASSING—SJ—Ibarra 2-13-2, 21; KC—Connor Pore 2-3-0, 52; Ballard 0-1-0 

RECEIVING—SJ—Miller 1-16; McCandless 1-5; KC—Smith 1-33; Brown 1-19


MACKSVILLE— LaCrosse tailback Colby Stull scored a school record seven touchdowns with 293 yards rushing as the Leopards roared past Macksville 78-28 in 8-Man 1, District 6. Stull scored on runs of 3, 10, 13, 16, 19, 40 and 50 yards. He gained 314 total yards.

LaCrosse (2-2, 2-0 District) scored 52 points after halftime. The Leopards rolled up 448 yards rushing. Bryce Conner rushed for two scores and completed a scoring pass to Haden Sherman.

Macksville (1-3, 0-2 District) was sparked by quarterback Ryan Kuckelman and receiver Cleven Huggins, who connected on 59- and 60-yard touchdown passes. Michael Seward scored on a 1-yard run and Kuckelman scored on a 2-yard scoring dash.

Lacrosse 14 12 38 14 — 78

Macksville 6 0 22 0 — 28

L—Bryce Conner 3 run (run failed)—10:02

M—Ryan Kuckelman 2 run (Kuckelman run)—6:54

L—Colby Stull 13 run (Conner run)—0:15

L—Gage Burk 3 run (run failed)—7:51

L—Stull 3 run (Stull run)—4:28

L—Stull 50 run (pass failed)—10:00

M—Michael Seward 1 run (run failed)—7:38

L—Stull 40 run (Burk run)—7:25

L—Haden Sherman 14 pass from Conner (Conner run)—7:17

M—Cleven Huggins 59 pass from Kuckelman (Seward pass from Kuckelman)—2:38

L—Conner 13 run (Conner run)—5:39

M—Huggins 60 pass from Kuckelman (Seward pass from Kuckelman)—2:38

L—Stull 10 run (Caden Morgan run)—1:04

L—Stull 19 run (Burk run)—11:40

L—Stull 16 run (kick failed)—11:04


RUSHING—M—33-61; Michael Seward 13-35; Kuckelman 19-31; Rogelio Ibarra 1-(-5); L—40-448; Stull 21-293; Conner 10-85; Burk 7-67; Morgan 1-9; Sherman 1-(-6)

PASSING—M—Kuckelman 9-21-0, 183; L—Conner 5-10-0, 83; Morgan 1-2-1, 20; Stull 0-1-0

RECEIVING—M—Huggins 6-148; Alexis Barron 1-24; Johnny Threlkeld 1-9; Seward 1-2; L—Sherman 3-52; Stull 1-21; Deagan Andrews 1-20; Burk 1-10


CLAFLIN – In typical Victoria fashion, tailback Jayvon Pruitt scored three touchdowns keyed by his offensive line as the Knights edged past Central Plains 28-14 in an Eight-Man 2, District 5 showdown.

Victoria (5-0, 3-0) plays Wilson (4-1, 3-0) and Central Plains (2-1, 2-1) plays Sylvan-Lucas (4-1, 2-1) next week.

The Oilers started fast as Cole Lamatsch intercepted a pass by Grant Schoenrock. The Oilers converted four fourth downs and scored on Michael Laymon’s 14-yard touchdown dash.

The Knights rallied with two scores. Pruitt scored on a 5-yard scoring dash and Schoenrock connected with Lucas Klein on a 6-yard scoring strike on the final play of the first half.

Backup Michael Menges sparked the Oilers’ ground game with nine carries and a 1-yard touchdown for a 14-12 lead.

But Victoria’s offensive line took charge and Pruitt capped the victory with 5- and 38-yard scoring runs for a hard-fought 28-14 victory. Pruitt gained 134 yards.

Michael Laymon rushed for 79 yards and passed for 30 yards. Karter Beck recovered a fumble. Jacob Oberle contributed 17 tackles and William Laymon had 12 tackles.

Victoria 6 6 8 8 – 28

Central Plains 8 0 6 0 – 14

CP—Michael Laymon 14 run (Michael Laymon run)—9:11

V—Jayvon Pruitt 5 run (run failed)—2:27

V—Lucas Klein 6 pass from Grant Schoenrock (run failed)—0:00

CP—Michael Menges 1 run (run failed)—7:05

V—Pruitt 4 run (Pruitt run)—2:30

V—Pruitt 38 run (Pruitt run)—9:19


RUSHING—V—43-200; Pruitt 23-134; Schoenrock 12-39; Carson Werth 8-27; CP—46-170; Michael Laymon 20-79; Michael Menges 14-56; Cole Lamatsch 4-16; Dawson McNeal 5-10; Tyler Holmes 1-4; Hunter Klima 1-3; William Laymon 1-2

PASSING—V—Schoenrock 6-9-1, 88; CP—Michael Laymon 4-16-1, 30

RECEIVING—V—Lucas Klein 2-32; Werth 2-6; Pruitt 1-18; Seth Schwien 1-2; CP—Menges 1-20; Lamatsch 1-7; Karter Beck 1-2; McNeal 1-1


TESCOTT — Otis-Bison double-threat quarterback Kaden Foust passed for four scores and rushed for three touchdowns to spark the Cougars’ 58-28 victory over Tescott in Friday’s 8-Man, District 6 football game. Foust completed 26 passes for 297 yards and rushed for 104 yards to account for 401 total yards.

Dalton Regan caught 18- and 34-yard scoring strikes. Foust completed a 7-yard scoring pass to Christian Roth and a 10-yard touchdown to Esto Juno. Foust converted scoring runs for 7, 15 and 15 yards. Christian Roth scored on a 5-yard run.

Ky Schwarz contributed six tackles. Regan intercepted a pass. 

The Cougars (1-4, 1-3 District) plays at South Barber (3-2) next Friday. 

Tescott’s Nate Ehlers completed 15- and 43-yard scoring passes to Blake Green. Green completed a 35-yard score to Braydon Peterson. 

Otis-Bison 0 36 22 0 — 58

Tescott 0 14 8 6 — 28

OB—Kaden Foust 15 run (pass failed)—10:23

OB—Christian Roth 7 pass from Foust (pass failed)—7:13

T—Braydon Peterson 35 pass from Blake Green (Rhett Robbins run)—5:55

OB—Dalton Regan 34 pass from Foust (Foust run)—4:29

OB—C. Roth 5 run (Ky Schwartz pass from Foust)—3:36

T—Green 15 pass from Nate Ehlers (run failed)—2:02

OB—Regan 18 pass from Foust (Schwartz pass from Foust)—1:15

OB—Foust 15 run (Schwartz run)—4:40

T—Michael Challans 3 run (Ehlers pass from Green)—2:00

OB—Foust 7 run (C. Roth pass from Foust)—0:57

OB—Eston Juno 10 pass from Foust (pass failed)—0:18

T—Green 43 pass from Ehlers (run failed)—10:03


RUSHING—OB—27-151; Foust 16-104; C. Roth 7-38; Schwartz 3-9; Bryce Frazier 1-0; T—23-89; Green 5-29; Robbins 4-18; Ehlers 2-14; Challans 9-22; Peterson 3-6

PASSING—OB—Foust 26-43-0, 297; T—Green 12-24-0, 176; Ehlers 2-6-0, 58; Peterson 1-2-0, 17 

RECEIVING—OB—C. Roth 11-114; Regan 5-85; Schwartz 5-37; Juno 3-27; Frazier 2-34; T—Peterson 8-151; Green 3-75; Challens 2-14; Ehlers 2-11  


STAFFORD  – The Trojans scored Tai Hildebrand's 40-yard run on 3rd-and-39. Caldwell threw an interception, and Stafford then scored for a 22-6 advantage. Caldwell then took advantage of two Stafford turnovers, the first that led for a fumble recovery for a TD and took a 30-28.

Stafford responded with a blocked punt for a 36-30 lead advantage after three quarters. Caldwell scored for a 38-36 lead with eight minutes left, before Stafford again took the lead.

Caldwell 6 0 24 8 – 38

Stafford 8 20 8 8 – 44

S—Josh Hildebrand 11 pass from Dylan Gantz (Kleyton Schreiber pass from Gantz)—4:33

C—Keondre Smith 1 run (run failed)—1:53

S—Tai Hildebrand 40 run (Schreiber pass from Gantz)—10:13

S—Gantz 13 run (run failed)—5:33

S—Gantz 14 run (pass failed)—0:58

C—Smith 33 fumble return (Smith run)—11:24

C—Smith 6 run (Smith run)

C—23 pass from Smith (Smith run)—9:46

S—Gantz 1 run (Tarrant Young pass from Gantz)—1:13

C—Smith 20 run (Smith run)—8:14

S—Gantz 18 run (Gantz run)—4:54


RUSHING—S—62-364; Tai Hildebrand 26-156; Gantz 15-110; Schreiber 21-98; C—37-167; C—37-167 

PASSINS—S—Gantz 1-2-0, 11; C—Smith 6-16-2, 

RECEIVING—S—Josh Hildebrand 1-11; C—

PAWNEE HEIGHTS (1-3) at MOSCOW (3-1), canceled