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Indians, Cards set for MCAA matchup
Area Football
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Larned High School quarterback Easton Palmer (9) looks for a crease against Cimarron last Friday night in a 33-23 victory on the road. The Indians are 5-0 heading into Friday nights Mid-Central Activities Association matchup at Hoisington. - photo by Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune

Larned High School’s football team is off to a perfect 5-0 start.
On Friday night, the Indians travel to Hoisington to challenge the Cardinals for a Mid-Central Activities Association crown, starting at 7.
Larned quarterback Easton Palmer has completed 30 of 57 passes for 632 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
The Indians ground game has become just as potent, with Palmer rushing for 392 yards and eight scores.
Landon Erway and Jeromy Bartz are both coming off big rushing games.
Erway had 132 yard and two touchdowns against Cimarron, and Bartz totaled 124 yards and one score on the ground.
Hoisington hasn’t had such a good start, going 1-3 over the first five weeks, having been idle in Week 3.
Nolan McCurry has rushed for a team-leading 569 yards and six touchdowns.
Avery Urban has added 213 rushing yards and three TDs.
The Cardinals average 21.5 points per game, while allowing 27.

Central Plains (4-1)
at Pretty Prairie (2-3)
Quarterback Braedan Crites continues to get it done for Central Plains.
Crites rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown last week against Canton-Galva, leading the Oilers to a 1-0 start in Eight-Man Division-I District 5 play.
Crites has completed 43 of 83 passes for 1,172 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.
Layne Bieberle has emerged as the most productive receiver for the Oilers with 367 yards and seven scores.
While Central Plains has been putting up 46.8 points per game, the Oilers defense has continued to shine, allowing only 26.
Pretty Prairie averages 24.8 points per game, while allowing 39.
The Bulldogs are 0-1 in District 5 action.

St. John-Hudson (2-3)
at South Central (2-3)
St. John won its first game since its season opener last week, rallying to rout Kinsley 56-20.
The Tigers got production from running back Juan Neri-Leon and quarterback Jorge Calleros.
Neri-Leon had 202 yards and three scores.
Calleros completed 4 of 6 passes for 124 yards and three TDs.
St. John is 1-1 in Eight-Man D-I District 6 action.
South Central quarterback Stetson Underwood has completed 21 of 40 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns.
He has also rushed for a team-leading 772 yards and 13 scores.
South Central is 2-1 in District 6.

Macksville (1-4) at Kinsley (1-4)
Macksville quarterback Tanner Tranbarger has completed 66.7 percent of his passes (52 of 78) for 605 yards and seven touchdowns. He has two interceptions.
Tranbarger has also carried the ball 107 times for 745 yards and 14 scores.
Macksville is 1-1 in Eight-Man D-I District 6 play.
Quarterback Connor Frame leads Kinsley with 659 passing yards, completing 30 of 60 passes for nine scores.
He also has 10 interceptions.
The Coyotes are 0-3 in District 6 action.

Stafford (3-2) at Attica (3-2)
While both teams are 3-2 this season, Attica is 2-0 in Eight-Man D-II District 4 play.
Stafford is 1-1 in the district after a Monday night 48-28 win over Caldwell.
With a win, the Trojans can put themselves in the No. 2 spot in the district standings.
Tristin Paulsen leads Stafford with 661 rushing yards. He has seven touchdowns.
Ethan Johnson has 11 rushing TDs, along with 637 yards.

Lakin (0-5) at Ellinwood (0-5)
This will mark the fourth straight week that Ellinwood pitches itself against a winless opponent.
The Eagles have averaged only 7.6 points per game.
Ellinwood gives up 44.6 points per game.
After falling to Sterling 48-8 last week, Ellinwood is 0-1 in Class 2A District 5.
Quarterback Marc Waite leads the Eagles, completing 23 of 65 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He has four interceptions.
Lakin is led by Gage McAtee’s 694 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.

Otis-Bison (0-5) at Victoria (5-0)
Otis-Bison has its hands full on Friday night.
The Cougars are up against Victoria, which has scored an average of 55.6 points per game this season.
The Knights, which are 1-0 in Eight-Man D-II District 7 action, allow 17.6 points per game.
Cougars quarterback Kole Urban has completed 27 of 56 passes for 253 yards and one TD. He has four interceptions.
He also has a team-leading 420 rushing yards and six scores.
Otis-Bison is 0-1 in Eight-Man D-II District 7.