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ST. JOHN — Macksville High School recorded its first win of the football season, beating St. John-Hudson 58-36 in the Stafford County Showdown on Friday night.
Macksville quarterback Tanner Tranbarger rushed for 234 yards and five touchdowns while completing 7 of 10 passes for one score.
Simon Miller had 130 receiving yards, including a 55-yard TD.
Tigers tailback Schuyler Brown carried the ball 35 times for 275 yards and four touchdowns.
St. John’s Jacob Milton also rushed for a touchdown.
St. John (1-3) combined for 360 yards of total offense.

Central Prairie League


At St. John

Macksville 58, St. John-Hudson 36
Macksville    22    14    8    14  —  58
St. John        20     0     0    16  —  36

First Quarter
St. John — Schuyler Brown 1 run (Dean Wade pass from Jorge Calleros)
Macksville — Tanner Tranbarger 38 run (run failed)
St. John — Brown 9 run (pass failed)
Macksville — Tranbarger 5 run (Simon Miller pass from Tranbarger)
Macksville — Miller 55 pass from Tranbarger (Miller pass from Tranbarger)
St. John — Brown 4 run (run failed)
Second Quarter
Macksville — Tranbarger 1 run (Alan Ibarra pass from Tranbarger)
Macksville — Tranbarger 65 kick return (run failed)
Third Quarter
Macksville — Jordan Welch 10 run (Tranbarger run)
Fourth Quarter
Macksville — Tranbarger 25 run (Welch run)
St. John — Brown 17 run (Brown run)
Macksville — Tranbarger 60 run (run failed)
St. John — Jacob Milton 1 run (Milton run)

Victoria 66,
Central Plains 28
CLAFLIN — Central Plains suffered its first setback of the season in its loss against Victoria.
The Oilers kept pace with the Knights through the first quarter, scoring 14 points on a 1-yard run by Colton Zink and a 53-yard TD pass from quarterback Braeden Crites to Hunter Ingham.
Victoria scored 24 unanswered points in the second quarter, and Central Plains (3-1) couldn’t recover.
Crites completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Layne Bieberle, and Zink rushed for a 6-yard score in the second half.

At Claflin

Victoria 66, Central Plains 28
VHS      14    24    14    14  —  66
CPHS    14     0      8      6   —  28

First Quarter
Central Plains — Colton Zink 1 run (Michael Ryan pass from Braedan Crites)
Victoria — Lane Kisner 65 run  (run failed)
Victoria — Kisner 19 run (Bryan Dome run)
Central Plains — Hunter Ingham 53 pass from Crites (pass failed)
Second Quarter
Victoria — Sam Otttley 31 run (Noah Dreiling pass from Ottley)
Victoria — Ottley 1 run (Ottley run)
Victoria — Dome 32 pass from Ottley (Dome run)
Third Quarter
Victoria — Kisner 61 run (run failed)
Victoria — Dreiling pass from Brady Dinkel (Dome pass from Dinkel)
Central Plains — Zink 6 run (Crites run)
Fourth Quarter
Central Plains — Layne Bieberle 21 pass from Crites (pass failed)
Victoria — Tanner Hobbs 33 pass from Dinkel (Kisner run)
Victoria — Dome 17 run (run failed)

Hoisington 55,
Ellinwood 6
ELLINWOOD — Hoisington’s Nolan McCurry rushed for 333 yards and five touchdowns against Mid-Central Activities Association foe Ellinwood.
McCurry averaged 17.53 yards per carry as the Cardinals amassed 496 yards of total offense against the Eagles.
McCurry also recorded a receiving touchdown from Taylor Richter.
Richter and Avery Urban each rushed for a touchdown for Hoisington (1-2).
Ellinwood (0-4) only had 41 yards of total offense.
Kaleb Schartz scored for the Eagles after Trey Mosier blocked a punt.

Pratt-Skyline 44,
Otis-Bison 38 (OT)
OTIS — Otis-Bison almost managed its first win of the season, but Pratt-Skyline pulled out a narrow victory with a touchdown in overtime.
Jordan Hoffman rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars (0-4).
Otis-Bison quarterback Kole Urban rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and completed 12 of 19 passes for 115 yards.

South Barber 48,
Stafford 24
STAFFORD — Junior Ethan Johnson rushed for 126 yards and all three of Stafford’s touchdowns in the loss.
Johnson had the Trojans ahead 16-0 in the first quarter, but South Barber took control after that, leading 20-16 after three quarters and outscoring Stafford 28-8 in the final 12 minutes.
Tristin Paulsen added 75 yards for the Trojans (2-2).
Quarterback Derek McClure completed 4 of 9 passes for 76 yards, but threw a pair of interceptions.

— Kevin Price