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Hoisington football cruises into 3A playoffs
Cimarron will play Cardinals Tuesday
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LYONS -- Steffan Dolechek scored three touchdowns and Hunter Hanzlick scored two touchdowns as Hoisington steamed past Lyons 40-7 to cruise into the Class 3A football playoffs.

The Cardinals (9-0, 3-0) will play Cimarron at home Tuesday in the Class 3A playoffs. Lyons (3-6) will travel to Scott City (9-0) Tuesday.

Dolechek scored on a 3-and 8-yard runs and caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Specht. 

Hanzlick scored on touchdowns of 32 and 67 yards and rushed for 174 yards on eight carries. Hanzlick has rushed for 1,537 yards and 20 touchdowns.Rudy Gearhart also scored a Cardinal touchown. The Cardinals rushed for 379 yards and gained 70 yards in the air.

The Cardinals led 40-0 at halftime.

The teams paid pregame and postgame tribute to Lyons High football starter Dylon Pavlus-Newill, who died Tuesday in a house fire. The teams wore stickers with Newill's number on their helmets.

Hoisington 27 13 0 0 – 40

Lyons 0 0 7 0 – 7

H--Hunter Hanzlick 32 run (Chris Wright kick); H—Steffan Dolechek 8 run (Wright kick); H—Hanzlick 67 run (kick failed); Dolechek 16 pass from Tyler Specht (Wright kick); H—Rudy Gearhart 19 run (kick failed): H—Dolechek 3 run (Wright kick); LY—Drake Link 12 run (Jordan Cedeno kick)


Tuesday's first round

Centralia 5-4 at Sabetha 5-4

Silver Lake 8-1 at Pleasant Ridge 8-1

Erie 3-6 at Wellsville 7-2

Cherryvale 8-1 at Neodesha 8-1

Wathena-Riverside 4-5 at Nemaha Central 9-0

Atchison-Maur Hill 6-2 at Rossville 9-0

Jayhawk-Linn 5-4 at Pittsburg Colgan 7-2

Caney Valley 5-4 at Galena 6-3

Wichita Independent 3-6 at Cheney 7-2

Southeast of Saline 7-2 at Halstead 9-0

Beloit 7-2 at Washington County 9-0

Cimarron 6-3 at Hoisington 9-0

Conway Springs 6-3 at Wichita Collegiate 9-0

Garden Plain 8-1 at Hesston 8-1

Marysville 4-5 at Norton 7-2

Lyons 3-6 at Scott City 9-0