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Tigers dominate defending champion
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Pawnee Heights Tiger Dalton Hamby (15) leads the defense against Weskan quarterback Kace Backley. Hamby scored a defensive TD in a 51-6 victory over Weskan. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

RANSOM – The Pawnee Heights defense delivered an emphatic message to defending six-man state football champion Weskan in a battle of unbeatens.
The Tigers dominated physically offensively and defensively after Weskan standout Bailey McQuillan left with an injury for a stunning 51-6 victory. Gabe Oddo sacked Weskan quarterback Jace Mackley on the half’s final play for a 36-6 lead.
Tiger tailback Kade Scott dashed for five touchdowns and 237 yards behind dominant blocking by center Caleb Karst and ends Jackson Henbest, Shawn Peterson and Gabe Oddo.
“They carry the load for me. They do all the hard work. It’s easy for me to run through the openings,” Scott said. “That was fun. That is what you hope to do.”
Scott dashed for touchdowns on runs of 15, 25, 34, 48 and 52 yards to gain 174 yards on his scores for the Tigers (4-0).
Weskan beat the Tigers, 36-18 in the state championship game and 36-25 during the regular season last year.
“Losing in the state championship game hurt a lot. We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” Scott said. “It felt really good because we worked all summer for this game.”
Dalton Hamby was the Tigers’ secret weapon with a stunning 25-yard fumble return after he ripped the football away from a Weskan ball-carrier. Hamby highlighted the victory with a dazzling spin move on his 37-yard touchdown run for a 43-6 lead.
Kicker Caleb Karst delivered four 2-point extra points as a bonus. Karst’s extra-point kick ended the game with 2:35 left in the third quarter.
Pawnee Heights coach Jeff Chambers believed the Tigers’ defense set an aggressive tone on a 97-degree afternoon. Weskan (3-1) gained 135 yards.
“We came out and hit Weskan harder than they’ve been hit,” Chambers said. “Our defense is what keyed us today. Our defense does not want anybody to score on us. We’re excited because the time we invested in the weight room paid off today. Our kids gained a lot of confidence today.”
The Tigers’ offensive and defensive front took control early. Scott scored on runs of 25, 53 and 48 yards for a 20-0 lead after Karst’s first extra point. Hamby converted a defensive score and added a rushing touchdown.
“Dalton Hamby picked it up,” Chambers said. “Kade is going to get his yards. I was way more than pleased. I never thought we’d beat them by 45 points.”

PH 12 24 15 – 51
Weskan 0 6 0 – 6

PH—Kade Scott 25 run (run failed), 8:00; PH—Scott 53 run (pass failed), 2:10; PH—Scott 48 run (Caleb Karst kick), 7:44; PH—Dalton Hamby 25 fumble return (Karst kick), 7:34; PH—Scott 15 run (Karst kick), 6:13; W—Tracer Vincent 12 pass from Jace Mackley (pass failed), 2:17; PH—Hamby 37 run (Scott run), 6:37; PH—Scott 34 run (Karst kick), 2:35

RUSHING—PH—22-331; Scott 14-237; Hamby 8-94; Weskan—19-36; Zach Box 10-22; Mackley 6-12; Caleb Schemm 3-2.
PASSING—PH—Trace Baker 1-6-1, 6; Weskan—Mackley 11-21-0, 99.
RECEIVING—PH—Jackson Henbest 1-6; Weskan—Dallas Seader 2-47; Mac Purvis 2-17; Schemm 2-16; Vincent 2-10; Isaic 1-7, Box 2-2.
ELLINWOOD – Ness City tailback Brennan Chacon scored four touchdowns to rally for a 32-22 Central Prairie League football victory over Ellinwood in Friday’s homecoming game.
Ellinwood (1-3, 1-3 CPL) led 22-16 after Luke Wondra scored on a 55-yard run in the third period.
But Chacon scored on a 39-yard run and added a 2-yard touchdown for the 10-point margin. Chacon scored on a 10-yard pass from quarterback John Pfannenstiel and on a 46-yard run. Ness City converted all four extra points.
Ellinwood tailback Drew Blake scored two touchdowns and rushed for 138 yards on 31 carries. Chacon led Ness City (2-2, 2-2 CPL) with 141 yards.

NC 16 0 8 8 – 32
EHS 14 0 8 0 – 22
NC—Brennan Chacon 10 pass from John Pfannenstiel (Nate Gabel run); E—Drew Blake 18 run (run failed); E—Blake 2 run (Landon Robl run); NC—Chacon 46 run (Pfannenstiel run); E—Luke Wondra 55 run (Blake run); NC—Chacon 39 run (Angel Guzman run); NC—Chacon 2 run (Andrew Rios run)
RUSHING—NC—Chacon 18-141; Guzman 4-28; Gabel 2-8; Pfannenstiel 3-2; E—Blake 31-138; Wondra 8-79.
PASSING—NC—Pfannenstiel 5-11-0, 89; E—Kyler Doll 1-1-0, 9.
RECEIVING—NC—Chacon 2-49; Rios 2-30; Reinhardt 1-10; E—Robl 1-9.

OXFORD – Stafford’s Caleb Hildebrand scored four touchdowns in a 48-24 non-league football loss to Oxford. Hildebrand scored on runs of 12, 37, 41 and 45 yards.
Oxford’s Callen Shimkus scored three touchdowns and Andrew Hills and Dalton Silhan each scored two touchdowns.

Stafford 6 0 12 6 – 24
Oxford 8 8 20 12 – 48
O— Hills 2 run (Silhan run); S—Hildebrand 12 run; O—Shimkus 6 run (Carter pass from Shimkus); O—Shimkus 35 run; O—Silhan 8 run; S—Hildebrand 45 run; O—Shimkus 70 run (Silhan run); S—C. Hildebrand 41 run; O—Hills 53 pass from Shimkus; O—Silhan 53 run
S—Hildebrand 37 run

OTIS – Otis-Bison turned back a 2-point play by Collin Kisner for a 22-20 upset victory over No. 4 state-ranked Victoria in Friday’s Central Prairie League football game.
Otis-Bison quarterback Anton Foust scored on 4- and 6-yard runs and completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Maitland Wiltse. Otis-Bison (3-1) converted two extra points on a Foust run and a Foust pass to Daniel Scott.
Victoria’s Kisner scored on a 65-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage and added a 12-yard touchdown. Tyler Knoles scored on an 8-yard run with 2:47 left in the game.

VHS 6 8 0 6 – 20
OB 8 6 8 0 – 22
V—Colin Kisner 65 run (run failed), 11:50; OB—Maitland Wiltse 49 pass from Anton Foust (Foust run), 4:37; V—Kisner 12 run (Cooper Windholz run), 11:53; OB—Foust 6 run (pass failed), 6:56; OB—Foust 4 run (Daniel Scott pass from Foust), 6:19; V—Tyler Knoles 8 run (run failed), 2:47
RUSHING—V—39-165; Kisner 22-174; Windholz 8-39; Pfannenstiel 9-33; Knoles 5-23; Riedel 2-5; OB—39-177; Foust 22-94; Blake Bahr 14-57; Luke Higgason 1-8; Scott 2-6.
PASSING—V—Windholz 0-5-1; OB—4-10-0, 97.
RECEIVING—OB—Wiltse 1-49; Bahr 2-24; Scott 1-24.

KINSLEY – Central Plains quarterback Myles Menges threw for four touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown in the Oilers’ 68-0 Central Prairie League victory over Kinsley.
The Oilers (3-1, 3-1 CPL) had Alex Barton and Dalton Beck each caught two touchdown passes. Jerred Bieberle, Jacob McAtee and Dylan Lemieux each scored rushing touchdowns. The Oilers rushed for 307 yards and Menges completed four passes, all for touchdowns. Philip Donecker scored on a 16-yard fumble return. Kade Beck intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble and Devin Ryan intercepted a pass. Alex Barton and Dylan Lemieux forced fumbles.

CP 54 14 – 68
K 0 0 – 0
CP—Alex Barton 16 pass from Myles Menges (Dalton Beck run), 6:06; CP—Jerred Bieberle 16 run (Bieberle run), 4:59; CP—Dalton Beck 15 pass from Menges (Bieberle run), 4:47; CP—Menges 68 run (Barton pass from Menges), 3:20; CP—Dalton Beck 21 pass from Menges (Bieberle run), 2:06; CP—Barton 29 pass from Menges (Anthony Oberle run), 10:47; CP—Philip Donecker 16 fumble return (run failed) 0:38; CP—Jacob McAtee 58 run (pass failed) 6:05; CP—Dylan Lemieux 22 run (McAtee run), 1:40
RUSHING—K—20-23; Bryce Sexton 10-19; Clay Dobyns 5-7; Bryce Herrman 5-(-3); CP—24-307; McAtee 8-115; Dalton Beck 4-31; Menges 2-68; Alex Hickel 1-4; Oberle 4-37; Bieberle 3-29; Lemieux 2-33.
PASSING—K—Herrman 2-11-2, 17; CP—Menges 4-7-0, 81.
RECEIVING—K—Dobyns 1-11; Andrew Fagan 1-6; CP—Barton 2-45; Dalton Beck 2-36.