This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Little River Redskins.
After being trounced in their season opener by Rural Vista, the Redskins have roared back with three straight wins, including Friday’s 54-36 homecoming victory over a Udall team expected to make postseason play.
Little River pounded out 282 yards on the ground, with Clay Zeller and Levi Swenson piling up three touchdowns apiece. Zeller finished with 120 yards on 18 carries and Swenson added 87 on 15 tries.
Zeller also threw a touchdown pass to Jeb Sauer for the other score.
Peyton Harvey led the Redskins in tackles with seven, with Zeller adding six.
Little River will try to make it four straight on Friday when it goes to Goessel.
• Inman 42, Remington 12 — The Teutons notched their initial victory of the season with a dominating performance.
Kyler Blank ran for 143 yards on 20 carries to lead the way, while Keaton Case added 86 on seven totes. Scoring plays were not available.
The Teutons are home Friday to host arch-rival Moundridge.
• Hesston 21, Lyons 3 — The game was halted in the second quarter due to weather.
No other information is available. Hesston goes to Haven on Friday.
• Canton-Galva 22, Word of Life 16 — The Eagles were leading in the second quarter when weather forced the game to be stopped.
C-G officials are still working on getting the game completed. It is hoped it will be resumed on Monday.
C-G’s next scheduled game is at home Friday against powerful Central Plains.
• Halstead 42, Smoky Valley 0 — The Dragons are state ranked for a reason.
Elijah McKee scored three touchdowns and Blake Beckett two as the Dragons stormed to the win.
Riley Odell made 13 tackles the lead the Vikings.
The loss dropped Smoky Valley to 1-3. It plays Friday at Hillsboro.
• Trinity Catholic 13, Moundridge 7 — Matt Cole isn’t into moral victories, but if the Wildcats play the way they did Friday, they could break through any day.
The Wildcats beat the Celtics everywhere except on the scoreboard, outgaining Trinity 261-210. A 49-yard TD run by Greg Bird in the third quarter was the difference.
Anthony Otte was 12 of 26 for 146 yards in defeat, throwing an 8-yard TD pass to Kaden Diederich, who finished with six catches for 80 yards.
Moundridge, now 0-4, goes to Inman on Friday for a renewal of “the best rivalry West of the Mississippi.”