Little River only area team to triumph

By Steve Sell
September 12, 2015

Little River was the lone area football team to come away with a victory Friday night.

The Redskins used 24 second-quarter points as the springboard to a 38-26 victory over Centre.

The success evened the Redskins’ record at 1-1.

Clay Zeller threw two touchdown passes to Peyton Harvey and ran for another score to lead the victory. Josh Dold added a pair of rushing touchdowns and the Redskins were successful on four 2-point conversions.

Little River hosts Peabody Friday.

Elsewhere:

• Ell-Saline 28, Moundridge 12 — The best play of the night for Moundridge was when Ell-Saline would kick off.

The Wildcats’ two scores came on kickoff returns, one by Kyl Stucky and the other by Joel Holloway.

Just like last week, the Wildcats were down by just a score in the fourth quarter, but could never get the equalizer.

Moundridge coach Matt Cole said the team wasn’t as focused as the first week, but the mistakes are those that can be corrected in practice.

The Wildcats did suffer some injury hits, as Stucky and Damien Calderon both went down and their status is yet to be determined.

Moundridge is finally home next week to play Bennington.

• Bennington 19, Inman 8 — The Teutons played tough again, as it was just 7-0 at the half and it remained that way until the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs struck for back-to-back scores.

Chad Sprunger scored the only Inman touchdown, with Keaton Case running for a 2-pointer.

The 0-2 Teutons host Trinity Catholic on Friday.

• Sterling 6, Smoky Valley 0 — The Vikings are still looking for their first win and their first points in the Tim Lambert era as they were blanked for a second straight week.

The Vikings put up a tremendous defensive effort, but a first-quarter touchdown for Sterling turned out to be the only dent in the scoreboard.

Smoky Valley goes to Haven on Friday.

• Peabody 56, Canton-Galva 18 — The Eagles ran a whopping 77 plays, but Peabody struck quickly when it had the ball.

Travis Unruh, Marshall Reedy and Dylan Wood all scored for the Eagles. Wood had three catches for 104 yards, while Unruh carried 37 times, but for just 59 yards.

C-G coach Dustin Patee said an early injury to Caleb Sovde caused his team to shuffle on the defensive side, but lauded the play of Jacob Smith, who was in on 12 tackles for a team high.

C-G remains on the road Friday to play Burrton.

• Halstead 18, Hesston 6 — The Dragons controlled the line of scrimmage to hand Hesston only its second regular-season loss in three years.

A couple of fake punt plays keyed the win. Blake Beckett ran for 122 yards and a touchdown as the Halstead running game melted the clock and kept the ball away from the Swathers. The Dragons finished with 325 yards rushing.

Levi Caffrey caught a 15-yard TD pass from Zach Esau for the only Hesston score.

The Swathers go to Sterling on Friday.


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