The Hoisington High School football team traveled to open their season winning 26-21.
Sedgwick struck first with a 50-yard bomb from quarterback Trent Stucky to Nate Day.
Hoisington was led in scoring by running back Taylor Stumma, who scored in the first quarter on a 62-yard run and again in the second quarter, this time on a 1-yard run.
Stumma finished the game with 171 yards on 22 carries, two touchdowns and a receiving touchdown. Defensively, Stumma had one interception, one fumble recovery and two tackles.
Day scored again for Sedgwick in the third quarter on a 90-yard kick-off return. The extra point tied the game at 14.
Brady Demel ran the ball into the end zone from six yards out to give Hoisington the lead again. In the fourth quarter, Hoisington added another score, when quarterback Like Becker threw a 10-yard pass to Stumma.
The last touchdown gave Hoisington enough points to stay ahead of Sedgwick, which scored the last six ppoints of the game on a 12-yard pass from Stucky to Elliott Money.
Otis-Bison 46, St. John 0
Otis-Bison opened its football season with a shut out on the road against the St. John Tigers.
The Tigers’ defense could not stop the Cougars’ rushing game, which recorded 416 yards. The Cougars only threw the ball six times, completing three of them for 25 yards and a touchdown.
The Cougars scored early in the game, putting two touchdowns on the scoreboard in the first quarter, three in the second and one in the third.
Cougars’ quarterback Trevor Keller scored two of Otis-Bison’s six touchdowns, one on a 1-yard run and the other in the air to Dominic Trapp for 10 yards.
Patrick Piper broke away for a 65-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Dylan Wissman ran for the first Cougar touchdown in the second quarter.
Michael Hlavaty ran for last two touchdowns for the Cougars. His first touchdown was a 1-yard run and his second was a 38-yard run.
Macksville 36, Victoria 14
Macksville relied on their offense early and then on their defense in the second half to beat Victoria, 36-14.
Victoria scored first on a Kameron Dinkel 77-yard kickoff return. Macksville answered with a 33-yard run from Adam Oak to tie the game at 6-all before the end of the first quarter.
The Knights scored first in the second quarter as well, when Dinkel ran into the end zone from two yards out.
Mustangs quarterback Seth Filbert threw for two touchdowns, one to Derek Bevan for a 32-yard touchdown in the second quarter and one to Adam Oak, a 35-yard reception. Filbert also ran for a 5-yard touchdown, the only Mustangs touchdown that was scored on a play of less than 10 yards.
In the third quarter, the Mustangs’ defense began to settle in. The Knights did not score again and Kyle Bunker recovered a fumble and returned it 19 yards for the Mustangs’ last touchdown of the game.
Skyline 50, Stafford 14
Skyline scored touchdowns in season opening win against Stafford.
The only touchdown scored by either team in the first quarter was a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Broce to Brennan Stotts.
Broce scored six of the seven Skyline TDs. In the second quarter, Broce threw for another touchdown. This one was a 2-yard touchdown to Tyler Morelain. Stotts recovered a fumble and ran it 20 yards to score his second touchdown of the game.
Stafford scored its first touchdown at the end of the second quarter, when Alex Setter threw a 10-yard pass to Gus Stueve.
In the third quarter, Skyline’s Broce scored two rushing touchdowns, one on a 55-yard break away and the other on a 22-yard run. Stafford scored its last goal on a 3-yard run from Setter.
The fourth quarter was all Broce who rushed the ball into the end zone for the third time from 16 yards out. Broce also intercepted a Trojans pass and returned it 35 yards for the last touchdown of the game.
Hodgeman Co. 74, Pawnee Heights 8
Hodgeman County High School traveled to Pawnee Heights and exploded for 74 points in the first half alone, putting the mercy rule into effect at halftime.
The Longhorns scored seven unanswered touchdowns and one safety before Chad Wallace scored Pawnee Heights’ only touchdown on a 50-yard pass from Sam Spence.
Every touchdown the Longhorns recorded was scored by Evan Kreger, who finished the game with 237 rushing yards on 19 attempts and 8 rushing scores. Kreger also had 35-yard punt return for a touchdown, as well as a 25-yard interception return for a score
The only Longhorns points not scored by Evan Kreger were two points on a safety by Gustavo Feirro
Thomas More Prep-Marian 27, Ellinwood 6
The Ellinwood’s defense held Thomas More Prep-Marian to negative rushing yardage, but was unable to do anything about the passing , to the Monarchs 27-6.
Quarterback Nick Hammeke completed 50 percent of his passes for 198 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Monarchs.
The Eagles scored one touchdown in the second quarter, when quarterback Kyle Corbett ran into the end zone. Corbett also threw for 88 yards and four interceptions.
Corbett’s touchdown made it 7-6 at halftime.
The Monarchs scored three touchdowns in the second half, including Hammeke’s second, one from Taylor Pfeifer and one from Jacob Fouts.
The Eagles had six turnovers in the game, losing two fumbles and four interceptions.
La Crosse 51, Larned 6
La Crosse’s rushing offense was too much for the Larned Indians Friday night. The Leopards won 51-6 after scoring 37 points in the first quarter.
Leopards quarterback Taylor Stull only threw the ball five times, completing two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown. The other four La Crosse touchdowns were scored on the ground.
The Indians’ Jamil Shoemaker completed one of his four passes for 26 yards.
The Leopards were led in rushing by Marcus Moeder, who ran for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. Right behind him with 84 rushing yards is Dylan Engel, who also had one of the Leopards’ touchdowns.
The only Larned touchdown came from Brady Keith, who scored on a 60-yard run. Keith finished the game with 70 yards rushing and an interception on defense.