Friday's area prep football games

Class 4A

Abilene 26, Hesston 7

HESSTON — The Hesston Swathers fell to unbeaten Abilene 26-7 Friday in district play in Hesston.

The 8-0 Cowboys scored in every quarter. Jordon Ward had 25 carries for 121 yards. Kelly Kane added 10 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Christian McDonald added a rushing touchdown. Nick Rice passed for 148 yards and a touchdown. Justin Linn hit two field goals for Abilene.

Hesston was held to 130 yards total offense. The Swathers scored on a four-yard Kyle Perry run with 47 seconds left in regulation.

Hesston is 6-2, 1-1 in district play, and plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chapman.

Abilene 7 3 10 6 —26

Hesston 0 0 0 7 —7


1q. A Kelly 35-yd. run (Strauss kick) :42

2q. A Linn 35-yd. field goal 9:42

3q. A Linn 28-yd. field goal 8:15

3q. A McDonald 1-yd. run (Linn kick) 4:31

4q. A Hernandez 13-yd. pass from Rice (PAT failed) 2:52

4q. H Perry 4-yd. run (Roth kick) :47

Team stats

Ab. Hes.

First downs 16 7

Rushing-yards 46-285 39-80

Passing yards 148 50

Comp-att-int 9-20-0 7-17-1

Punts-avg. 3-36.7 8-40.1

Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-0

Penalties-yards 10-100 2-20

Time of poss. 24:32 23:25

Individual stats

RUSHING — Abilene: Ward 25-121, Kelly 10-82, Co.Sexton 3-74, McDonald 3-18, Rice 5-(-10). Hesston: Perry 13-42, Petrocci 14-17, Pauls 8-10, Lowery 2-6, Broadfoot 2-5.

PASSING — Abilene: Rice 9-20-0, 148 yards. Hesston: Pauls 7-15-1, 50 yards; Perry 0-2-0, 0 yards.

RECEIVING — Abilene: Strauss 2-47, Hernandez 2-38, Ward 2-9, Ca.Sexton 1-45, Kelly 1-7, Co.Sexton 1-2. Hesston: Roth 3-20, Voth-Gaeddert 1-11, Broadfoot 1-10, Weaver 1-7, Jensen 1-2.

Missed field goals — na.

Class 3A

Garden Plain 44, Sedgwick 35

SEDGWICK — The Garden Plain Owls took a 14-point lead at halftime and held on for a 44-35 win over the Sedgwick Cardinals Friday in Class 3A district play in Sedgwick.

Nic Waton led Garden Plain with 117 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Lucas Jennings rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown. Nathan Becker also rushed for a touchdown. Aaron Tomlinson hit four of eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown to Reed Hartshorn.

For Sedgwick, Trent Stucky hit 21 of 33 passes for 366 yards and five touchdowns. Nate Day caught 11 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Elliott Money caught two touchdown passes. Daniel Voght added a touchdown pass.

Garden Plain is 7-1, 2-0 in district play. Sedgwick is 6-2, 1-1 in district play. Sedgwick hosts Hutchinson Trinity at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Sedgwick 14 0 7 14 —35

Garden Pl. 14 14 7 9 —44


1q. GP Jennings 3-yd. run (Weber kick)

1q. GP Watson 6-yd. run (Weber kick)

1q. S D.Vogt 9-yd. pass from Stucky (Thompson kick)

1q. S Day 80-yd. pass from Stucky (Thompson kick)

2q. GP Jennings 6-yd. run (Weber kick)

2q. GP Watson 6-yd. run (Weber kick)

3q. GP Becker 6-yd. run (Weber kick)

3q. S Day 9-yd. pass from Stucky (Thompson kick)

4q. S Money 30-yd. pass from Stucky (Thompson kick)

4q. GP Hartshorn 45-yd. pass from Tomlinson (Weber kick)

4q. S Money 24-yd pass from Stucky (Thompson kick)

4q. GP safety

Individual stats

RUSHING — Garden Plain: Watson 20-117, Hartshorn 16-102, Jennings 16-91, Kohler 5-31. Sedgwick: Stucky 10-37, Todd 5-16.

PASSING — Garden Plain: Tomlinson 4-8-0, 109 yards. Sedgwick: Stucky 21-33-0, 366 yards.

RECEIVING — Garden Plain: Hartshorn 1-45, Becker 1-30, Kershen 1-25, Sponsel 1-10. Sedgwick: Day 11-256, Money 2-54, D.Vogt 4-27, L.Vogt 3-19, Gullick 2-14.

Eight-Man 1

Peabody-Burns 36, Little River 6

LITTLE RIVER — The Peabody-Burns Warriors are in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot after a 36-6 win over Little River Friday in Eight-Man Division I district play in Little River.

Storm Pickens rushed for 201 yards on 21 carries with four touchdowns. Abe Eldridge added 91 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

Little River didn’t score until the fourth quarter when Cader Ackerman hit a 46-yard pass to Kyle Arbuckle.

Peabody-Burns is 5-3, 4-1 in district play. The Warriors can advance to the playoffs with a win Thursday at home against Goessel.

Pea.-Burns 8 14 7 7 —36

Little Rv. 0 0 0 6 —6


1q. PB S.Pickens 30-yd. run (H.Pickens run)

2q. PB S.Pickens 30-yd. run (PAT failed)

2q. PB S.Pickens 37-yd. fumble return (S.Pickens run)

3q. PB Pickens 45-yd. run (Gillet kick)

4q. PB Eldridge 6-yd. run (Gillet kick)

4q. LR Arbuckle 46-yd. pass from Ackerman (PAT failed)

Individual leaders

RUSHING — Peabody-Burns: S.Pickens 21-201, Eldridge 8-91, H.Pickens 5-4. Little River: Cordell 20-66, Dean 21-86, Hill 13-42.

PASSING — Peabody-Burns: H.Pickens 1-6-0, 10 yards. Little River: Ackerman 2-2-0, 50 yards.

Goessel 58, Canton-Galva 32

GOESSEL — The Goessel Bluebirds won for the second straight week, stopping Canton-Galva 58-32 Friday in district play in Goessel.

Neal Brubaker hit 16 of 31 passes for 235 yards with four touchdowns. John Berkholz rushed for 131 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns and caught two passes for 75 yards, both touchdowns. Nicholas Buller and Jake Smucker each added a touchdown reception. Brubaker added a rushing touchdown.

Berkholz also scored on a 66-yard kickoff return.

Goesel broke the game open with a 30-8 third quarter.

Goessel is 3-5, 2-3 in district play. The Bluebirds ends the season Thursday at Peabody-Burns.

Can-Gal. 6 6 8 12 —32

Goessel 14 8 30 6 —58


1q. G Buller 2-yd. pass from Brubaker (Buller pass from Brubaker) 8:21

1q. G Smucker 26-yd. pass from Brubaker (PAT failed) 6:05

1q. CG Stos 1-yd. run (PAT failed) :40

2q. G Brubaker 1-yd. run (Buller pass from Brubaker) 3:33

2q. CG Vogts 46-yd. run (Stos run) :48

3q. CG Vogts 49-yd. run (PAT failed) 9:28

3q. G Berkholz 66-yd. kickoff return (PAT failed) 9:15

3q. G Berkholz 7-yd. run (Berkholz pass from Brubaker) 8:07

3q. G Berkholz 36-yd. pass from Brubaker (Smucker pass from Brubaker) 6:08

3q. G Berkholz 2-yd. run (Berkholz run) 1:03

4q. CG Myers 39-yd. pass from Vogts (PAT failed) 12:52

4q. G Berkholz 39-yd. pass from Brubaker (PAT failed) 8:38

4q. CG Vogts 3-yd. run (PAT failed) :07

Team stats

CG Goe

First downs 14 19

Rushing-yards 43-264 34-134

Passing yards 56 235

Comp-att-int 4-13-1 16-31-0

Punts-avg. 1-21.0 1-45.0

Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-0

Penalties-yards 2-20 4-45

Time of poss. 23:50 24:10

Individual stats

RUSHING — Canton-Galva: Vogts 26-210, Stos 17-54. Goessel: Berkholz 26-131, Brubaker 6-4, Sterk 1-0, Goerzen 1-(-1).

PASSING — Canton-Galva: Vogts 4-13-1, 56 yards. Goessel: Brubaker 16-31-0, 235 yards.

RECEIVING — Canton-Galva: Myers 4-56. Goessel: Buller 6-63, Smucker 5-73, Schmidt 3-24, Berkholz 2-75.

Missed field goals — none.

Eight-Man II

Argonia 58, Burrton 12

BURRTON — Alex Hemberger rushed for 241 yards on 31 carries with three touchdowns to lead Argonia to a 58-12 win over Burrton Friday in district play in Burrton.

Hemberger added a touchdown pass.

Argonia scored 38 points in the fourth quarter to break open a 20-6 game.

Jaxson Pohlman and Daniel Nevarez each had rushing touchdowns for the Chargers.

Burrton falls to 1-7 and ends the season Thursday at South Barber.

Argonia 0 14 6 38 —58

Burrton 6 0 0 6 —12


1q. B Pohlman 22-yd. run (PAT failed)

2q. A Hemberger 5-yd. run (Hemberger run)

2q. A Hemberger 2-yd. run (PAT failed)

3q. A Fitch 17-yd. run (PAT failed)

4q. A Peetoom 1-yd. run (Hemberger run)

4q. A Fitch 23-yd. pass from Hemberger (PAT failed)

4q. A Hemberger 65-yd. run (Peetoom run)

4q. A Fitch 28-yd. run (Head run)

4q. B Nevarez 1-yd. run (PAT failed)

4q. A Gaddie 55-yd. run (Head run)

Individual stats

RUSHING — Argonia: Hemberger 31-241, Gaddie 5-65, Fitch 7-57, Peetoom 4-13, Head 2-37, Lovelace 1-1. Burrton: Baldridge 7-57, Nevarez 6-6, Pohlman 10-36, Webber 1-0.

PASSING — Argonia: Hemberger 3-4-na, 52 yards. Burrton: Baldridge 6-15-na, 72 yards; Pohlman 4-14-na, 73 yards.

RECEIVING — Argonia: Lovelace 2-29, Fitch 1-23. Burrton: King 4-45, Nevarez 4-91, Kershner 1-2, Navarro 1-7.

Centre 54, Altoona-Midway 6

BUFFALO — Tanner Brunner rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two to hand the Centre Cougars a 54-6 win over Altoona-Midway Friday in district play in Buffalo.

The game was called at the half on the 45-point rule.

The win clinches a playoff spot for the Cougars, 7-0 overall and 3-0 in district play.

Rustyn Kerbs rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass. Cole Svoboda returned an interception for a score. Kyle Methvin threw a touchdown pass. Brian Burhoop and caught a touchdown pass.

Centre ends the regular season Thursday at home against Hartford.

Centre 26 28 x x —54

Alt-Mid. 0 6 x x —6


1q. C Kerbs 30-yd. run (Kristek run) 10:27

1q. C Kerbs 52-yd. pass from Brunner (pass failed) 7:24

1q. C C.Svoboda 21-yd. interception return (kick failed) 5:08

1q. C Burhoop 27-yd. pass from Brunner (kick failed) 1:07

2q. C Brunner 6-yd. run (Kerbs run) 10:18

2q. C Brunner 40-yd. run (Harding pass from Methvin) 6:41

2q. C H.Svoboda 14-yd. pass from Methvin (run failed) 1:42

2q. AM Huffman 1-yd. run (pass failed) 1:12

2q. C Brunner 27-yd. run (run failed) :39

Class 2-1A

Moundridge 67, Bennington 18

BENNINGTON — The Moundridge Wildcats punched their playoff ticket with a 67-18 win over Bennington Friday in Class 2-1A district and Heart of America League play.

Moundridge improves to 3-5, 3-1 in district play and 1-4 in HOAL play. The Wildcats finish second in district play.

Daniel Ratzlaff led the Wildcat charge with 183 yards rushing on 12 carries with four touchdowns. Trey Unrau added 152 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown. Joel Sugars had 105 yards on seven carries with a score. Cooper Wedel had just four carries for 11 yards, but scored twice. Dale Asher and Wes Johnson each added touchdown runs.

The Wildcats finished the game with 523 rushing yards.

For Bennington, 1-7, Brian Gellinger had 26 carries for 150 yards and a touchdown. Zach Fief hit three of eight passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Gellinger and Kyle Murphy each scored a touchdown pass.

Moundridge ends the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brookville against Ell-Saline in a HOAL, non-district game.

Moundridge 21 27 0 19 —67

Bennington 12 6 0 0 —18


1q. B Gellinger 87-yd. run (PAT failed) 7:23

1q. M Sugars 75-yd. run (Unrau kick) 5:11

1q. B Gellinger 60-yd. pass from Fief (PAT failed) 4:16

1q. M Ratzlaff 33-yd. run (Unrau kick) 3:01

1q. M Ratzlaff 55-yd. run (Unrau kick) 2:14

2q. M Unrau 13-yd. run (PAT failed) 9:17

2q. B Murphy 28-yd. pass from Fief (PAT failed) 6:30

2q. M Ratzlaff 26-yd. run (Unrau kick) 4:58

2q, M Wedel 1-yd. run (Unrau kick) 2:16

2q, M Ratzlaff 14-yd. run (Unrau kick) :31

4q. M Cooper 4-yd. run (Unrau kick) 10:10

4q. M Asher 11-yd. run (PAT failed) 5:13

4q, M Johnson 5-yd. run (PAT failed) 1:35

Team stats

Mdg. Ben.

First downs 20 9

Rushing-yards 48-523 43-190

Passing yards 64 101

Comp-att-int 1-2-0 3-8-0

Punts-avg. 1-47.0 4-33.5

Fumbles-lost 2-1 4-3

Penalties-yards 5-36 5-25

Time of poss. 23:46 24:14

Individual stats

RUSHING — Moundridge: Ratzlaff 12-183, Unrau 11-152, Sugars 7-105, Castor 7-41, Asher 3-16, Johnson 2-12, Wedel 4-11, Otte 2-3. Bennington: Gellinger 26-150, Fief 8-18, Crawshaw 2-14, Stewart 6-6, Stegman 1-2.

PASSING — Moundridge: Cooper 1-2-0, 64 yards. Bennington: Fief 3-8-0, 101 yards.

RECEIVING — Moundridge: Sugars 1-64. Bennington: Gellinger 1-60, Murphy 1-28, Crawshaw 1-13.

Missed field goals — none.

Late scores

(details not received at press time)

Remington 32, Hillsboro 15

Marion 28, Southeast of Saline 13

Hutchinson Trinity 34, Halstead 21