All games start at 7 p.m.
Area prep football: Week 8
Class 3A, District 11
Hutchinson Trinity (4-2) at Halstead (3-4)
Halstead opened district play with a 52-6 win over Haven, while Trinity beat Sterling 42-12 to snap a two-game losing streak.
Halstead has won two of its last three games.
The winner will likely not clinch a playoff spot and the loser is not out of the race, especially if Sterling downs Haven, forcing the final week of the season to determine the district title.
Halstead’s Dalton Kraus has hit 46 of 68 passes for 744 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also has 62 carries for 447 yards and seven touchdowns. Scott Grider has 54 carries for 355 yards and seven touchdowns. Kaden Kraus has 53 carries for 339 yards and a touchdown. Noah Mendez has 14 catches for 361 yards and six touchdowns.
On defense for the Dragons, Kaden Kraus has 107 total tackles, followed by Dalton Kraus with 58 and Grider with 57. Braden Gerber, David Schulte and Gage Larson each had 2.0 sacks. Mendez has two interceptions.
Trinity’s Kaleb Hammeke has hit 47 of 87 passes for 576 yards with six touchdowns and an interception. Hammeke also has 80 carries for 505 yards and 11 touchdowns. Freshman Andrew Bergmeier has 82 carries for 553 yards and six touchdowns. Nolan Clarke has 21 catches for 315 yards. Aaron Guerrero has 53 total tackles, followed by Connor Wolfe with 46 and Jack Neal with 44. Neal has 8.0 sacks. Hammeke has four interceptions.
Class 3A, District 12
Southeast of Saline (3-4) at Hesston (4-3)
Hesston opened district play with a 41-6 win over Hillsboro, while Southeast of Saline lost to Marion 64-36. If Hesston beats Southeast and Marion beats Hillsboro, Hesston clinches a Class 3A playoff berth and will play Marion next week to determine who gets home field in the first round.
Hesston’s Parker Roth has 113 carries for 1,111 yards and 16 touchdowns. Cameron Cox has hit 97 of 159 passes for 1,170 yards with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Cox also has 116 carries for 571 yards and six touchdowns. Reese Nebel has 49 catches out of 50 targets for 673 yards and six touchdowns. Jorge Morales has hit 23 of 28 PAT kicks and two of three field goals.
For Southeast, Hunter White has hit 75 of 168 passes for 1,087 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. White also has 178 carries for 1,113 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns. Grant Tillberg had 23 catches for 324 yards with three touchdowns, followed by Damon Douglas with 16 catches for 248 yards and a touchdown and Kyler Berry with 13 catches for 222 yards and a score.
Dylan Marks has 88 total tackles, followed by Rudy Rodriguez with 63 and Tyler Breeding with 58. Marks has 2.0 sacks. Seth Eklund has three interceptions.
Class 2-1A, District 5
Medicine Lodge (2-5) at Moundridge (2-5)
Moundridge fell to Sedgwick 41-7 last week, while Medicine Lodge lost a non-league, non-district game to Christ Prep Academy 34-26 at home.
This is the final district game for Moundridge, which can claim a playoff berth with a win and a Sedgwick win over Remington.
Moundridge lost quarterback Mason Dyck last week. His status for this week is unknown. In his place, Corbin Unruh has hit five of 14 passes for 89 yards with a touchdown and five interceptions, four against Sedgwick.
Jerod Kaufman has 122 carries for 596 yards and five touchdowns. Cody Hazelton has 19 rushes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Noah Eichelberger has 32 catches for 552 yards and five touchdowns.
For Medicine Lodge, Garrett Burden has hit 109 of 216 passes for 1,440 yards with 11 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Garrett Randels has 110 carries for 399 yards and four touchdowns. Drew Honas has 43 catches for 815 yards and nine touchdowns.
Heart of America League
Sedgwick (3-4) at Remington (1-6)
Sedgwick downed Moundridge 41-7 last week, while Remington downed Inman 21-14 for the Broncos first win of the season. Sedgwick can clinch a playoff spot with a win, coupled with a Moundridge win over Medicine Lodge.
Eight-Man I, District 5
Wheat State League
Canton-Galva (3-4) at Goessel (2-5)
Goessel won its second straight game, although by forfeit, over St. John-Hudson. Canton-Galva fell to Little River 62-14.
Goessel’s best chance at a playoff spot is a win this week, along with a win over Central Plains next week, coupled with at least one loss for Little River. Canton-Galva stays alive in the district race with a win and a number of other combinations.
Eight-Man I, District 2
Peabody-Burns (2-5) at Central of Burden (3-4)
Peabody-Burns fell to Udall 38-6 last week, while Central of Burden won its third straight, stopping Flinthills 66-14.
Peabody-Burns needs to win both of its remaining games, and get help from other teams, to have a shot at the playoffs.
Central, with certain other results, Central can clinch a playoff spot as early as this week.
Peabody-Burns’ Jess Philpott has 122 carries for 624 yards and nine touchdowns. Bryant Young has hit 40 of 96 passes for 586 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rocco Weerts has 18 catches for 332 yards with two touchdowns.
Eight-Man II, District 2
Heart of the Plains League
Burrton (1-6) at Hutchinson Central Christian (7-0)
Burrton fell to Norwich 62-6 last week, while Central Christian topped South Haven 78-28.
Wins for Central Christian and Caldwell this week lock up both playoff spots in the district. A win for Central Christian also sews up a share of the Heart of the Plains League title.