Thursday's area games

Class 4A

Hesston 55, Chapman 28

CHAPMAN — The Hesston Swathers made it through to the Class 4A playoffs with a 55-28 win over Chapman Thursday in district play.

Tied 28-28 at the half, the Swather defense buckled down in the second half to get the win.

Hesston is 7-2, 2-1 in district play. The Swathers play Tuesday at either Clay Center or Concordia.

Hesston’s Lucas Petrocci rushed for 164 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown. Trevor Pauls rushed for 40 yards but scored three touchdowns. Pauls also passed for 150 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Perry rushed for 74 yards with two touchdowns. Eyan Roth caught three passes for 94 yards and a score.

Lorenzo Jenkins intercepted a pass and returned it 86 yards for a score. Chapman, 0-9, was led by quarterback Chad Willams, who passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Williams also rushed for a score. Alex Canfield caught two touchdown passes.

Hesston 14 14 14 13 —55

Chapman 14 14 0 0 —28

1q. H Roth 46-yd. pass from Pauls (Roth kick) 9:57

1q. H Perry 5-yd. run (Roth kick) 7:21

1q. C Williams 4-yd. run (Langvardt kick) 5:10

1q. C Canfield 17-yd. pass from Williams (Langvardt kick) :12

2q. H Pauls 21-yd. run (Roth kick) 10:16

2q. H Petrocci 12-yd. run (Roth kick) 5:00

2q. C Martin 20-yd. pass from Williams (Langvardt kick) 2:24

2q. C Canfield 13-yd. pass from Williams (Langvardt kick) :10

3q. H Perry 25-yd. run (Roth kick) 8:54

3q. H Pauls 1-yd. run (Roth kick) 1:19

4q. H Pauls 1-yd. run (PAT failed) 7:42

4q. H Jenkins 86-yd. interception return (Roth kick) 4:55

Team stats

Hes. Cha.

First downs 22 21

Rushing-yards 49-303 25-90

Passing yards 150 279

Comp-att-int 7-21-1 29-43-2

Punts-avg. 1-32.0 2-36.0

Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-2

Penalties-yards 7-45 1-5

Time of poss. 26:11 21:49

Individual stats

RUSHING — Hesston: Petrocci 23-164, Perry 8-74, Pauls 8-40, Duran 2-12, Lowery 1-5, Schadler 5-5, McKinney 1-2, Broadfoot 1-1. Chapman: Williams 18-92, Martin 4-3, James 2-(-1), Canfield 1-(-4).

PASSING — Hesston: Pauls 7-12-1, 150 yards. Chapman: Williams 29-43-2, 279 yards.

RECEIVING — Hesston: Roth 3-94, Lowery 2-36, Weaver 1-12, Voth-Gaeddert 1-8. Chapman: Keating 8-107, Canfield 7-57, Martin 7-54, Langvardt 4-40, Harris 2-23, Moody 1-9.

Class 3A

Remington 32, Southeast of Saline 17

WHITEWATER — Caleb Cherryholmes hit 22 of 36 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Remington Broncos to a 32-17 win over Southeast of Saline and a playoff spot.

The Broncos finish the regular season 7-2, 3-0 in district play. Remington hosts Heart of America League rival Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday.

Jake Green had eight catches for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Matt Jacobs added a touchdown catch. Luke Igo rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Remington led 12-0 at the half and survived a Trojan comeback in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Nathan Peterson hit 16 of 32 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Clayton Kuhn and Brock Long each had touchdown catches. John Balthazor caught six passes for 92 yards. Kuhn had three catches for 90 yards. Tyler Harding kicked a 22-yard field goal.

SE Saline 0 0 3 14 —17

Remington 6 6 0 20 —32


1q. R Green 35-yd. pass from Cherryholmes (PAT failed) 9:23

2q. R Green 6-yd. pass from Cherryholmes (PAT failed) :29.3

3q. SE Harding 22-yd. field goal 1:19

4q. R Igo 4-yd. run (PAT failed) 10:16

4q. SE Kuhn 60-yd. pass from Peterson (PAT failed) 8:02

4q. R Jacobs 15-yd. pass from Cherryholmes (Green pass from Cherryholmes) 6:51

4q. R Green 21-yd. pass from Cherryholmes (PAT failed) 3:53

4q. SE Long 11-yd. pass from Peterson (Kipp pass from Peterson) 1:56

Individual stats

RUSHING — Southeast of Saline: Peterson 11-69, Long 6-22, Kuhn 2-11, Vermillion 3-3. Remington: Igo 6-40, Cherryholmes 19-0.

PASSING — Southeast of Saline: Peterson 16-32-0, 243 yards. Remington: Cherryholmes 22-36-0, 246 yards.

RECEIVING — Southeast of Saline: Balthazar 6-92, Kuhn 3-90, Vermillion 2-21, Harding 1-19, Long 2-19, Kipp 3-1. Remington: Green 8-129, Freking 7-42, Jacobs 3-39, Lago 4-21, Igo 2-9.

Eight-Man I

Peabody-Burns 54, Goessel 6

PEABODY — The Peabody-Burns High School football team is headed for the Eight-Man Division I playoffs and only needed a half of football to do it.

The Warriors downed intra-county and Wheat State League rival Goessel 54-6 Thursday to end the regular season 6-3, 5-1 in district play and 4-2 in WSL play. The game was halted at halftime on the 45-point rule.

“We just didn't have the speed to contend tonight,” Goessel coach Justin Coup said. “We got a bit shook up after a few injuries tonight and turned the ball over three times, to give Peabody-Burns the short field. I am very proud of this group for working all season and fight adversity like great young men.

Goessel ends the season 3-6, 2-4 in district play and 0-5 in the WSL.

The Warriors were led by Storm Pickens with 12 rushes for 191 yards and four touchdowns. Abe Eldridge, Hunter Pickens and Joseph Lopez each added a rushing touchdown. Storm Pickens and Lopez each returned a punt for a touchdown.

For Goessel, Neal Brubacker passed for 97 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Smucker had the touchdown catch. Nicholas Buller had three catches for 54 yards. Goessel was held to 27 yards rushing.

Peabody-Burns will play Tuesday at Osborne.

Goessel 0 6 x x —6

Pea-Burns 16 38 x x —54


1q. PB S.Pickens 38-yd. run (S.Pickens run)

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

2q. PB S.Pickens 45-yd. run (pass failed)

2q. G Smucker 13-yd. pass from Brubaker (PAT failed)

2q. PB S.Pickens 37-yd. run (pass failed)

2q. PB Eldridge 2-yd. run (run failed)

2q. PB S.Pickens 29-yd. run (S.Pickens run)

2q. PB S.Pickens 38-yd. punt return (PAT failed)

2q. PB Lopez 2-yd. blocked punt return (PAT failed)

Individual stats

RUSHING — Goessel: Brubaker 1-0, Berkholz 8-27, Sterk 1-0. Peabody-Burns: S.Pickens 12-191, Eldridge 4-7, Price 2-5, H.Pickens 4-4, Lopez 0-0.

PASSING — Goessel: Brubaker 8-26-2, 97 yards; Schmidt 0-1-0, 0 yards. Peabody-Burns: H.Pickens 3-7-0, 17 yards.

RECEIVING — Goessel: Smucker 3-30, Buller 3-54, Schmidt 2-13. Peabody-Burns: Savage 1-8, S.Pickens 1-5, Price 1-4.

Eight-Man II

Centre 45, Hartford 0

LOST SPRINGS — The Centre Cougars ran the table for the regular season, stopping Hartford 45-0 Thursday in Eight-Man Division II district play in rural Lost Springs.

Centre scored 23 points in the third quarter, ending the game on the 45-point rule.

Tanner Brunner threw three touchdown passes, hitting five of seven attempts for 170 yards. Burnner added 60 yards rushing. Rustyn Kerbs rushed for two touchdowns. Kerbs also caught two touchdown passes and intercepted two passes. Casey Kristek added a touchdown run.

Hartford was held to 124 yards total offense.

Centre is 8-0, 4-0 in district play. Hartford falls to 2-7, 2-2 in district play. Centre will host a playoff game Tuesday against either Caldwell or South Haven.

Hartford 0 0 0 x —0

Centre 8 14 23 x —45


1q. C Kerbs 61-yd. pass from Brunner (Svoboda pass from Brunner) 1:06

2q. C Burhoop 60-yd. pass from Brunner (Brunner run) 9:00

2q. C Kerbs 24-yd. pass from Brunner (pass filed) 3:34

3q. C Kristek 26-yd. run (Kerbs pass from Brunner) 11:39

3q. C Kerbs 15-yd. run (Brunner run) 8:54

3q. C Kerbs 5-yd. run (Brunner kick) 5:50

Centre stats

RUSHING — Brunner 7-60, Kristek 6-39, Kerbs 3-19.

PASSING — Brunner 9-5-0, 170 yards; Kerbs 1-1-0, 11 yards.

RECEIVING — Kerbs 2-85, Burhoop 1-60, Harding 1-22, Svoboda 2-14.

Class 3A

Heart of America League

Hutchinson Trinity 44, Sedgwick 7

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinals gave up 23 points in the first quarter, falling to Hutchinson Trinity 44-7 Thursday in a game that determined both the Heart of America League title and the runner-up spot in Class 3A district play.

Trinity improves to 8-1, 2-1 in the district and 6-0 in HOAL play. The Celtics tied for first in the district standings but lost the tie-breaker on head-to-head play against Garden Plain.

Sedgwick ends the season 6-3, 1-2 in district play and 5-1 in the HOAL.

Derek Racette was held to a season-low 121 yards passing, hitting five of 11 passes with an interception and a touchdown. Racette rushed for two touchdowns.

Michael Mesh opened the game with an 85-yard kickoff return for a score. He then canned a 32-yard field goal, followed by a Racette run and a 53-yard pass from Racette to Mesh. Tyler Dyer added a touchdown run in the second quarter.

Sedgwick got on the board in the third quarter when Elliott Money hit a five-yard pass to Colby Huntoon, but Brandon Koenigsman stopped the rally with a 35-yard interception return for a score.

Dylan Todd rushed for 67 yards for the Cardinals. Money passed for 69 yards while Trent Stucky passed for 69 yards. Nate Day had four catches for 52 yards.

Trinity opens the Class 3A playoffs Tuesday at Remington.

H.Trinity 23 7 7 7 —44

Sedgwick 0 0 7 0 —7


1q. HT Mesh 85-yd. kickoff return (Mesh kick)

1q. HT Mesh 32-yd. field goal

1q. HT Racette 5-yd. run (PAT failed)

1q. HT Mesh 53-yd. pass from Racette (Mesh kick)

2q. HT Dyer 4-yd. run (Mesh kick)

3q. S Huntoon 5-yd. pass from Money (Day kick)

3q. HT Koenigsman 35-yd. interception return (Mesh kick)

4q. HT Racette 1-yd. run (Mesh kick)

Individual stats

RUSHING — Hutchinson Trinity: Rea 12-86, Koenigsman 4-41, Racette 6-17. SEDGWICK: Todd 24-67, Stucky 7-33, Huntoon 3-20.

PASSING — Hutchinson Trinity: Racette 5-11-1, 121 yards. Sedgwick: Stucky 9-19-na, 65 yards; Money 4-7-na, 69 yards.

RECEIVING — Hutchinson Trinity: Mesh 2-75, Koenigsman 1-16, Bothwell 1-15, Rea 1-15. Sedgwick: Day 4-52, Huntoon 3-40, Money 2-18, Napper 2-14, L.Vogt 1-5, D.Vogt 1-5.


Heart of America League

Ell-Saline 40, Moundridge 35

BROOKVILLE — Jose Arias scored on a five-yard run with 4:35 remaining in regulation to give Ell-Saline a 40-35 win over Moundridge Thursday in Heart of America League play in Brookville.

Arias rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns. Zach Willis added 90 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. Tate Omli hit 12 of 17 passes for 165 yards with two touchdown. Kaleb Whitehair had four catches for 89 yards with a touchdown. Arias added a touchdown receiving.

Each team had a two-touchdown lead at one point.

For Moundridge, Trey Unrau had 21 carries for 118 yards with three touchdowns. Daniel Ratzlaff added 19 carries for 109 yards. Cooper Wedel rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Unrau.

Ell-Saline ends the regular season 4-5, 3-3 in HOAL play. Moundridge ends the regular season 3-6, 1-5 in HOAL play. The Wildcats open the Class 2-1A playoffs Nov. 5 at the winner of today’s LaCrosse-Plainview game.

Moundridge 14 0 8 13 —35

Ell-Saline 6 14 14 6 —40


1q. M Unurh 8-yd. run (PAT failed) 8:03

1q. M Cooper 1-yd. run (Cooper run) 3:35

1q. ES Arias 3-yd. run (PAT failed) :46

2q. ES Whitehair 8-yd. pass from Omli (PAT failed) 6:30

2q. ES Willis 12-yd. pass from Whitehair (Eastep run) 1:02

3q. ES Willis 61-yd. run (Arias run) 11:37

3q. M Unrau 10-yd. run (Ratzlaff run) 7:00

3q. ES Willis 6-yd. run (PAT failed) 2:32

4q. M Unrau 13-yd. pass from Wedel (Unrau kick) 11:04

4q. M Unrau 4-yd. run (PAT failed) 7:22

4q. ES Arias 5-yd. run (PAT failed) 4:35

Team stats

Mdg. ES

First downs 20 15

Rushing-yards 52-321 31-217

Passing yards 30 165

Comp-att-int 4-9-0 12-17-1

Punts-avg. 1-38.0 0-0

Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0

Penalties-yards 4-37 1-5

Time of poss. 27:39 20:21

Individual stats

RUSHING — Moundridge: Unrau 21-118, Ratzlaff 19-109, Sugars 7-65, Wedel 5-29. Ell-Saline: Arias 18-115, Willis 10-90, #5 1-19, Eastep 1-0, Omli 1-(-7).

PASSING — Moundridge: Unrau 2-5-0, 17 yards; Wedel 2-4-0, 13 yards. Ell-Saline: Omli 12-17-1, 165 yards.

RECEIVING — Moundridge: Ratzlaff 2-5, Unrau 1-13, Wedel 1-12. Ell-Saline: Whitehair 4-89, Arcero 4-51, Willis 2-12, Arias 1-7, Sprinkle 1-6.

Missed field goals — none.

Late games

Class 3A

Hillsboro 22, Marion 0

HILLSBORO — The Hillsboro Trojans earned a Class 3A playoff spot with a 22-0 shutout win over rival Marion Thursday in Hillsboro.

Scoring details were not reported at press time.

Hillsboro is 5-4, 2-1 in district play. Marion ends the season 5-4, 1-2 in district play. The Trojans play Tuesday at Garden Plain.

Halstead 19, Garden Plain 14

HALSTEAD — The Halstead Dragons pulled off perhaps the upset of the year in Class 3A, stopping Garden Plain 19-14 Thursday in district play in Halstead.

Scoring details were not reported at press time.

Garden Plain retains the district title, finishing the regular season 7-2, 2-1 in district play. Halstead ends the season 6-3, 1-2 in district play.