District, and regular season, finales are Thursday for eight-man and class 3A and 4A.


Prep football: Week 9

All games 7 p.m. Thursday

Class 4A, District 10

Abilene (5-3)

at Hesston (6-2)

Topeka Hayden has clinched the district title and holds the head-to-head tie-breaker with both Abilene and Hesston in case of a loss of 13 points or better.

The Hesston-Abilene winner will face the Clay Center-Rock Creek winner Tuesday at either Clay Center or Rock Creek. Hayden hosts the Clay Center-Rock Creek loser.

Abilene lost to Hayden 36-0 last week, while Hesston downed Chapman 36-7. The Swathers continue to dominate opponents on the ground with 1,809 yards rushing. Landon Unruh leads the pack with 516 yards and six touchdowns, followed by Michael Janzen with 438 yards and four touchdowns and Chad Wollenberg with 364 yards and three touchdowns. Rob Moore has 166 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Janzen has 294 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Class 3A, District 9

(MCAA Mid Division)

Marion (6-2)

at Hillsboro (5-3)

The winner of this game advances to the Class 3A playoffs as district runner-up as Southeast of Saline has clinched the district title. A win for Hillsboro gives the Trojans a share of the Mid-Central Activities Association Mid Division title with Marion and Hoisington. Marion can win the division title outright. The Marion-Hillsboro loser travels to the winner of the Hutchinson Trinity-Halstead game to open the playoffs Tuesday. Marion fell to Southeast of Saline 26-12 last week, while Hillsboro downed Herington 48-6.

Class 3A, District 10

Hutchinson Trinity (6-2)

at Halstead (5-3)

(Heart of America League)

Remington (3-5)

at Sedgwick (4-4)

Hutchinson Trinity downed Sedgwick 24-17 last week while Halstead downed Remington 29-14. Both Trinity and Halstead clinch playoff berths. The winner hosts the Marion-Hillsboro winner Tuesday. The loser plays Tuesday at Southeast of Saline. Sedgwick and Remington are both eliminated from playoff contention and finish up Heart of America League play.

Class 2-1A, District 5

Chase County (2-6)

at Moundridge (5-3)

Peabody-Burns (1-7) bye

Moundridge downed Peabody-Burns 57-14 last week to clinch a playoff spot. Chase County beat Lyndon 38-16 in Flint Hills League play. Chase County lost to Peabody-Burns 13-7 two weeks ago. If Moundridge wins, Peabody-Burns advances to the playoff. If Chase County wins, Peabody-Burns is eliminated. Chase County has to win by 10 points or more to win the district title.

The district winner hosts the loser of the Humboldt-Olpe game Tuesday. The district runner-up travels to the winner of the Olpe-Humboltd game Tuesday.

Eight-Man I, District 4

Goessel (8-0)

at Pretty Prairie (7-1)

Goessel punched its ticket to the playoffs last week with a 68-18 win over Canton-Galva, while Pretty Prairie downed Little River 56-6. Goessel wins the district title outright with a win. If Goessel loses and Claflin beats Stafford, Claflin is eliminated and Goessel remains district champion as long as the Goessel loss is less than 13 points. If Pretty Prairie wins by 13 points or more and Claflin wins, Pretty Prairie wins the district and Goessel is the runner-up. If Pretty Prairie wins and Claflin loses, Pretty Prairie wins the district and Goessel is the runner-up. If Goessel wins and Claflin wins, Claflin is the runner-up and Pretty Prairie is eliminated. The district winner hosts either Udall or Flinthills. The district runner-up travels to either Udall or Flinthills.

Craig Banman has 566 yards rushing for Goessel with 14 touchdowns. Travis Fensky has 383 yards rushing with seven touchdowns. Austin Unruh has 325 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Banman has 385 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, followed by Kendall Voth with 184 yards and three touchdowns and Fensky with 147 yards and three touchdowns. Austin Unruh has 813 passing yards with 17 touchdowns.

Eight-Man II, District 5

Centre (1-6) at St. Paul (5-2)

Centre was eliminated last week with a 37-14 loss to White City last week. St. Paul clinched the district title and a playoff spot with a 48-0 win over Elk Valley. The Waverly-White City winner gets the district runner-up berth.

Eight-Man II, District 5

Burrton (1-7) at Chase (3-5)

Both teams are winless in district play and eliminated from playoff contention. Burrton lost to South Barber 46-0 last week. Chase lost to Attica 42-28. Cunningham has clinched the district title while the Cunningham-South Barber winner gets the runner-up spot.