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Central Plains makes third postseason trip in four years
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Central Plains senior Layne Bieberle carries the ball during the Oilers matchup with Goessel on Thursday night. - photo by Courtesy photo Kylie Holmes

CLAFLIN — The Central Plains Oilers (9-0) will play South Central (6-3) for the second year in a row in the Eight-Man I football playoffs. Both teams have beaten Macksville, St. John and Kinsley during the season.
The Oilers are making their third appearance in four years. The Oilers defeated South Central 36-14 and lost to runner-up Hodgeman County 44-36 last year. Two years ago, the Oilers beat Quinter and lost to runner-up South Gray.
The consolidated school district has won six state football championships. Claflin won five state football titles and Quivira Heights won the 1983 championship.
Layne Bieberle scored five touchdowns, three on passes from Braeden Crites, as Central Plains beat Goessel 60-6. Crites, Alex Barton and Jacob Warnken scored on touchdown runs.
CENTRAL PLAINS (9-0) — Victoria 42-24; Kinsley 62-0; Macksville 74-0; St. John 58-0; Canton-Galva 62-12; Little River 22-6; Ellinwood 50-0; Solomon 58-0; Goessel 60-6.
SOUTH CENTRAL (6-3) — Ashland 52-6; Spearville 8-54; Satanta 24-36; Deerfield 46-0; Kiowa County 56-8; St. John 50-0; Skyline 44-62; Macksville 60-0; Kinsley 68-20.

Stafford (8-1) at Ingalls (9-0)
INGALLS — Stafford makes its second straight Eight-Man I state playoff appearance at Ingalls (9-0). Both teams beat Bucklin and Ashland. Ingalls beat Minneola 50-38, a team Stafford lost to 52-6 Thursday night.
Stafford has made four playoff appearances in school history. Minneola quarterback Joey Harrington rushed for five touchdowns to spark Minneola past Stafford 52-6.
Stafford’s Ethan Johnson caught a touchdown pass from Derek McClure. Parker Patterson passed for 94 yards and McClure added 14 yards passing. Johnson, who has rushed for 1,189 yards, rushed for 32 yards, caught two passes for 44 yards and intercepted a pass. Johnson had seven tackles and six assists. Trenton Weber had three tackles and nine assists.
STAFFORD (8-1) — Pretty Prairie 34-26; Burrton 44-6; Hutchinson Central Christian 46-0; South Barber 42-34; Cunningham 58-6; Ashland 40-38; Fairfield 78-52; Bucklin 50-0; Minneola 6-52
INGALLS (9-0) — South Gray 58-8; Bucklin 58-12; Minneola 50-38; Ashland 66-16; Moscow 48-0; Satanta 48-0; Rolla 74-36; Deerfield W 50-0  Fowler 66-12.

HOISINGTON — The Hoisington Cardinals are riding an eight-game winning streak into the Class 3A state football playoffs. The Cardinals (8-1) entertain Cimarron (6-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Elton Brown Field. The Cardinals tied for a share of the Central Kansas League West Division with Kingman.
The Cardinals are making their 14th playoff appearance. Holcomb beat Hoisington 21-6 and 28-7 in the Cardinals’ past two playoff trips.
K.C. Stephens scored three touchdowns to spark Hoisington’s football team past Lyons 54-13. Hunter Hanzlick gained 83 yards and scored a touchdown. Hanzlick has gained 1,160 yards. Nolan McCurry added a 67-yard touchdown. The Cardinals average 295 yards rushing per game. It took time for quarterback Tyler Specht to master the footwork in the Cardinals’ flexbone option scheme.
“With a brand new offensive system, we struggled a bit, but we’ve shown gradual improvement,” said Hoisington coach Zach Baird. “We got good quality wins against Pratt and Kingman and benefited from playing a solid Central Kansas League schedule.”
Cimarron lost 49-0 to No. 2 ranked Class 3A Scott City. Cimarron quarterback Nick Ast completed three passes to A.J. Cooper for 42 yards. Colton Lumpkins rushed for 42 yards. The Bluejays gained 145 yards. Scott City’s Trey O’Neil threw for three touchdowns. The Beavers gained 414 yards.
“I attribute that score to how well Scott City executes its game,” Baird said. “Scott City is a quality football team that is sharp.”
 HOISINGTON (8-1) — Larned 20-21; Nickerson 7-0; Pratt 21-7; Hillsboro 35-6; Kingman 21-7; Smoky Valley 33-12; Ellsworth 60-6; Sterling 42-0; Lyons 54-13
CIMARRON (6-3) — Holcomb 0-36; Stanton County 62-6; Sublette 60-7; Meade 6-12; Thomas More Prep 46-0; Elkhart 50-0; Lakin 38-36;  SW Heights 22-0; Scott City 0-49

Class 3A, First Round
Seneca-Nemaha Central 7-2 at Sabetha 7-2
Silver Lake 8-1 at Atchison-Maur Hill 7-2
Arma-Northeast 6-3 at Wellsville 7-2
Riverton 5-4 at Caney Valley 8-1
Horton 7-1 at Centralia/Wetmore 8-1
Easton-Pleasant Ridge 5-4 at Rossville 9-0
Mound City-Jayhawk Linn 3-6 at Pittsburg Colgan 7-2
Neodesha 7-2 at Galena 5-4
Leon-Bluestem 4-5 at Chaparral 8-1
Gypsum-SE of Saline 7-2 at Halstead 7-2
Beloit 6-3 at Minneapolis 6-3
Cimarron 6-3 at Hoisington 8-1
Conway Springs 8-1 at Wichita-Collegiate 8-1
Hutchinson Trinity Catholic 8-1 at Hesston 9-0
Riley County 5-4 at Norton 9-0
Ellsworth 5-4 at Scott City 9-0, 6 p.m.

Eight-Man I, First Round
Cedar Vale-Dexter 6-3 at Marais Des Cygnes Valley 7-2, 7 p.m.
Osborne 8-1 at Peabody-Burns 9-0, 6 p.m.
Uniontown 6-3 at Udall 9-0, 6 p.m.
Madison-Hamilton 7-2 at Hanover 9-0, 6 p.m.
South Central 6-3 at Central Plains 9-0, 7 p.m.
Atwood-Rawlins County 6-3 at Spearville, 6 p.m.
Little River 6-3 at Pratt-Skyline 8-1, 7 p.m.
Ness City 7-2 at Oberlin-Decatur 8-1, 7 p.m.

Eight-Man II, First Round
Sylvan Grove-Lucas 5-4 at Axtell 7-2
Caldwell 7-2 at Chetopa 9-0
Scandia-Pike Valley 4-5 at Chase 9-0
Leroy-Southern Coffey County 4-5 at Attica 9-0
Satanta 7-2 at Minneola 8-1
Hoxie 5-3 at Victoria 8-1
Stafford 8-1 at Ingalls 9-0
Beloit-St. John’s Tipton 7-2 at Sharon Springs-Wallace County 9-0