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Area football roundup: Week 6
Cardinals spotless heading into week 6
Area football roundup: Week 6 - photo by Dr. Dan Witt

By Travis Hendryx and Jim Misunas

Hoisington looks to move to a perfect 6-0 mark tonight as the Cardinals pay a visit to Smoky Valley.

Hoisington is coming off a 42-0 routing of Kingman in the second part of a two-game home stand last Friday.

Tailback Hunter Hanzlick rushed for 190 yards and converted a 1-yard touchdown against Kingman. The Cardinals got rolling when speedster Steffan Dolechek busted a 27-yard run on fourth down for a TD and a 7-0 lead.

Zade Sanders, Tyler Specht and Sean Urban added touchdowns and Dolechek converted a second run for another touchdown sprung by Wright’s block.

The Cardinals rushed for 401 yards on 39 attempts behind a dominating offensive line of center Justin Umphrey, guards Landen Urban and Justin Bradley, tackles Ben Schneider and Chris Wright and tight end Grant Dolechek.

Hoisington’s Rudy Gearhart and Kody Lang intercepted passes and Justin Umphrey recovered a fumble. Landen Urban and Chris Wright took turns punishing Kingman runners.

The win against Kingman solidified the CKL West division championship for the Cardinals.

Meanwhile the Vikings (2-3) are coming off a 35-12 road victory over Hillsboro. Smoky Valley dropped its first two games of the season in back to back shutouts against Hesston (35-0) and Sterling (6-0).
The Vikings then beat Haven in a 40-20 decision before another shutout loss to Halstead, 42-0.

Other area competition:

Haven (1-4) @ Larned (2-3)

Larned looks to go on a win streak this week following a 35-13 win over visiting Lyons last Friday in the first of a two-game home stand.

Two of the Indians remaining games are on the road as Larned travels next week to Holcomb. The Indians will then host Hugoton on October 23 before closing out the regular season run at Pratt.

Central Plains (4-1) @ Little River (4-1)

Both teams’ only loss came in the first game of the season. The Redskins and the No. 2 ranked Oilers are currently on four-game win streaks.

Central Plains made quick work of Canton-Galva last week in a 52-0 shutout victory.

CPHS put up 38 points in the first quarter and nailed down the win with a 14-0 run in the second period.

As a team the second ranked Oilers recorded 159 yards on the ground and added 55 yard through the air.

Little River escaped with a 36-20 win last Friday over Goessel.

Goessel (2-3) @ Ellinwood (3-2)

Ellinwood is recovering from 46-20 setback at Solomon last Friday.

Jordan Duvall led the offense with 14 rushes for 51 yards and hauled in a 71 yard kick return and a touchdown reception from 43 yards out. Duvall also led the Eagle defense with 19 tackles in the effort.

The Bluebirds are looking to improve to .500 following a 36-20 loss to visiting Little River.

Fairfield-Cunningham (0-5) @ Otis-Bison (5-0)

A battle of winless vs. undefeated tonight as the Cougars look to improve to 6-0 following a 50-0 blowout of Thunder Ridge a week ago. It was Brad Lightfoot’s night scoring the first three touchdowns for OBHS.

The Cougars munched up 390 yards of total offense while holding the Longhorns to 75. The Cougars rushed 37 times for 377 yards with Lightfoot accounting for 177.

Defensively Trenton Welsh led OBHS with 12 tackles for the night.

The Griffins are looking for their first “W” of the season following a 50-0 shutout loss against visiting Minneola.

Ashland (4-1) @ Stafford (2-3)

Coach Jeff Lowther and the Trojans hope to snap a two-game skid but it won’t be easy as 4-1 Ashland pays a visit to Stafford this week.

The Trojans are fresh off a 36-6 loss at Beloit St. John’s Tipton. Stafford fell two weeks ago at South Barber, 26-20.

Stafford was unable to recover from a 36-0 assault by the Blue Jays over the first three quarters in last week’s loss.

Fourteen penalties crippled the Stafford effort. The Trojans only score came in the fourth quarter as Caleb Hildebrand connected with Josh Harter on a 12 yard touchdown pass. Hildebrand led Stafford defenders with 12 tackles.

Ashland’s only loss came in the season opener in a 60-14 beating by visiting South Central. The Blue Jays blew out visiting Buckland last week, 68-14.

South Central (4-1) @ St. John (0-5)

St. John dropped a 38-32 decision to previously winless and scoreless Kinsley last Friday.

Up 20-14 at the half Kinsley scattered 14 points over the third and fourth quarters as the Tigers were unable to recover from their halftime deficit.

The Coyotes won the offensive battle with 374 yards of total offense. St. John totaled 235.

St. John’s Troy Devine led the effort with 12 carries for 95 yards and four touchdowns.

Eddy Ybarra and Hunter Hanson collected ten tackles each in the effort.

The Timber Wolves are on a three-game win streak after last Friday’s 44-14 victory over visiting Kiowa County.

Macksville (0-5) @ Kinsley (1-4)

The Mustangs scored first in the second quarter and led 6-0 at intermission. Pratt-Skyline took the go ahead in the third period with a touchdown and two-point conversion leading to a 22-18 victory over Macksville last week.

The win over Macksville is Skyline’s first victory of the season while the Mustangs are still looking for their first season win.

The Coyotes defeated St. John last week, 38-32.