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Otis-Bison wins, Macksville loses to Ness City
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BUCKLIN — Otis-Bison tailback Logan Thille rushed for 233 yards and four touchdown to spark the Cougars past Bucklin in an opening 8-man Division 2 District football game. Thille scored on runs of 12, 17, 41 and 67 yards.

Kaden Foust and Bevan Gradig added rushing touchdowns for the Cougars, who gained 477 rushing yards. Foust and Dalton Regan intercepted passes. Foust had nine tackles and Seth Hoopingarner had eight stops. 

Otis-Bison 6 8 14 14 — 42

Bucklin 0 8 6 0 — 14

OB—Logan Thille 67 run (run failed)—5:25

OB—Kaden Foust 9 run (Seth Hoopingarner pass from Kaden Foust)—8:12

B—Josh Stout 5 run (Scott Price pass from Stout)—3:04

OB—Thille 12 run (run failed)—9:06

B—Stout 61 run (run failed)—7:20

OB—Thille 41 run (Dalton Regan pass from Foust)—0:19

OB—Bevan Gradig 19 run (Hoopingarner pass from Foust)—8:28

OB—Thille 17 run (pass failed)—2:58

RUSHING—OB—47-477; Thille 19-233; Foust 16-145; Hoopingarner 9-72; Gradig 3-27; B—Stout 20-157; Price 18-87; Xavier Cid 4-11; Talon Estes 1-(-9).

PASSING—OB—Foust 4-10-2, 57; B—Price 2-14-2, 9.

RECEIVING—OB—Gradig 2-45; Hoopingarner 1-9; Thillse 1-3; B—Price 2-9.


NESS CITY — Ness City tailback Hector Rodriguez and quarterback Jose Guzman each scored two touchdown to lead the Eagles past Macksville 46-0 in Friday’s Central Prairie League football game.

Rodriguez scored on 13- an 53-yard dashes. Guzman scored on 23- and 27-yard runs and completed a pair of touchdowns to Easton Seib.

Macksville (1-1) was paced by Michael Seward with 70 yards rushing and 53 yards receiving. Macksville quarterback Ryan Kuckelman threw for 74 yards. Harley Blaske had 10 tackles and Zane Johnson had eight stops. 

Two turnovers cost the Mustangs a chance to play much closer. 

“Tonight’s game was a rough one,” said Macksville coach Chet Skinner. “The scoreboard shows a different game from how we played. We drove the ball up and down the field but mental mistakes cost us in the red zone. We had an interception in the endzone, a fumble on the next drive, and countless other situations caused the lopsided score.”

Skinner said Ness City is a good football team.

“We need to play better and be more consistent moving forward,” Skinner said. “We face a tough Victoria team that is always well-coached and physical. At practice this week we get back to the basics — blocking and tackling.” 

Macksville 0 0 0 0 — 0

Ness City 16 16 8 6 — 46

NC—Hector Rodriguez 13 run (Rodriguez run)

NC—Easton Seib 14 pass from Jose Guzman (Rodriguez run)

NC—Rodriguez 53 run (Seib pass from Guzman)

NC—Seib 9 pass from Guzman Nate Gabel run)

NC—Guzman 23 run (Guzman run)

NC—Guzman 27 run (kick failed)

RUSHING—M—Michael Seward 14-70; J. Lee 1-2; Ryan Kuckelman 11-(-12); team 3-(-2).

PASSING—M—Kuckelman 10-18-1, 74.

RECEIVING—M—Seward 6-53; Clevan Huggns 4-21.