SOLOMON — The Central Plains High School football team scored 32 points in the first quarter alone in an 86-40 shootout against Solomon on Friday night.
In a battle for Eight-Man Division-I District 5 supremacy ended with the Oilers holding a 4-0 record in the district and earned the district title.
Solomon is 3-1 and the district runners-up.
Both teams are 7-1 overall.
Central Plains had 602 total yards of offense.
Quarterback Braeden Crites completed 17 of 27 passes (62.9 percent) for 354 yards and seven touchdowns.
Crites also rushed for 132 yards and one score.
Layne Bieberle had 12 receptions for 323 yards and six TDs.
Colton Zink rushed for 80 yards and two scores. He was also on the receiving end of a Crites TD pass.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Eight-Man Division-I District 5
Central Plains 86, Solomon 40
Central Plains 32 14 18 22 — 86
Solomon 14 14 12 0 — 40
Central Plains — Layne Bieberle 40 pass from Braeden Crites (Bieberle pass from Crites), 9:14
Solomon — Mason DeMars 65 run (run failed), 9:02
Solomon — DeMars 28 run (Colton Shirack), 6:37
Central Plains — Bieberle 26 pass from Crites (Crites run), 5:56
Central Plains — Bieberle 35 pass from Crites (Bieberle pass from Crites), 2:42
Central Plains — Bieberle 33 pass from Crites (Crites run), :01
Central Plains — Bieberle 46 punt return (pass failed), 10:56
Solomon — Shirack 25 run (Shirack run), 8:50
Solomon — Shirack 28 run (run failed), 5:26
Central Plains — Colton Zink 49 run (Michael Lamatsch pass from Crites), 5:12
Central Plains — Crites 72 run (run failed), 11:32
Central Plains — Bieberle 33 pass from Crites (run failed), 8:52
Central Plains — Zink 6 pass from Crites (run failed), 6:37
Solomon — DeMars 41 run (pass failed), 5:23
Solomon — Shirack 4 run (run failed), :39
Central Plains — Bieberle 52 pass from Crites (Zink run), 11:51
Central Plains — Zink 1 run (Crites run), 7:14
Central Plains — Carson Kirmer 10 run, 1:15
Hoisington 53, Russell 14
RUSSELL — The win gives Hoisington new life, and puts an awful lot riding on Week 9’s matchup against Thomas More Prep Marian.
Scott City is the Class 3A District 15 champion, but the second playoff spot is still up for grabs.
TMP and Hoisington are both 1-1 in district play.
Also, the final Mid-Central Activities Association title will be on the line, as the conference will be disbanded after this season.
Russell is out of the running for a postseason berth at 0-2 in district play, 1-7 overall.
Nolan McCurry rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns for the Cardinals.
Avery Urban added 157 yards and one score.
Hoisington quarterback Taylor Richter completed 7 of 9 passes for 180 yards and one TD.
Steffan Dolechek had three receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown.
CUNNINGHAM — Stafford scored early and often to end the game at halftime due to the 45-point rule.
Ethan Johnson rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown.
Tristin Paulsen added 79 yards and three scores.
Derek McClure completed two passes, one a touchdown pass to Austin Ceniti, who also rushed for a TD.
Otis-Bison 54, Wilson 8
WILSON — With the win, Otis-Bison is still in the running for a playoff berth.
The Cougars are 2-6 overall, and 2-2 in Eight-Man D-II District 7 action.
Also in the running is Dighton (2-2) and Sylvan-Lucas (3-1).
On Friday night, both teams were scoreless through the first quarter, but Otis-Bison turned it on in the second quarter, leading 18-0 at intermission and cruising to a blowout victory.
PRATT — Macksville quarterback Tanner Tranbarger rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, as well as passing for 181 yards and a pair of scores.
However, the Mustangs couldn’t keep up with Skyline in a shootout, falling to 1-7.
Kaden Herman was the Mustangs’ leading receiver with 96 yards and both aerial TDs.
La Crosse 53, Ellinwood 28
ELLINWOOD — For the second week in a row, the Ellinwood offense has put up more than 20 points on an opponent.
La Crosse, however, put plenty of distance between itself and the Eagles.
Colton Churchill rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown.
Kaleb Schartz also rushed for a touchdown and 46 yards.
Tanner Swank returned a kickoff for a score.
St. John-Hudson 49,
FAIRFIELD — Fairfield’s defense kept St. John at bay for the entire Eight-Man D-I District 6 game.
The Tigers managed 29 yards of total offense and five first downs.
St. John falls to 2-6 overall, 1-4 in district.
— Kevin Price