Area roundup: SV, LR triumph

By Steve Sell
September 10, 2016

The weather played havoc with the high school football schedule on Friday night, with some games delayed and others postponed until today.

Moundridge and Trinity were to have played Friday in Moundridge, but the game was moved to 11 a.m. today and will be played at Buhler. Hesston will play at Halstead today at 5.

• Smoky Valley 19, Larned 12 — Down 12-6 after three quarters, the Vikings scored twice in the final period to even their record at 1-1.

It was a huge night for Kyle Anderson, who scored all three Viking touchdowns on runs of 2, 8 and 9 yards. The winning score came with 5:55 left in the game as the Smoky Valley defense took over from there.

Larned actually had an advantage in total yards, 333-221. Anderson was the workhorse for Smoky with 20 carries for 134 yards, while Riley Odell added 60. Brett Heitschmidt threw it only five times, but completed four. Odell was tops in tackles with 7 solos and 10 assists. Austin Golden and Garrett Forsberg came up with interceptions.

• Little River 44, Bennington 12 — The Redskins came out rolling, piling up 32 first-half points and went on to the easy win over a Bulldog team that played 11-man last year.

Clay Zeller was 6 of 7 for 153 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for two more, while Peyton Harvey had his second straight 100-yard game with 120 on 27 carries. Brady Stephenson caught all three TD passes and had five receptions for 142 yards. Dillin Page also found the end zone for the Redskins. In all, Little River had 338 yards.

The Little River defense was stout, allowing only 164 yards.

• Rural Vista 42, Canton-Galva 0 — The state-ranked Heat led 28-0 at the half and C-G couldn’t muster any offense as it fell to 0-2 on the year.

The Eagles were held to just 55 yards. Dylan Wood rushed for 16 yards to lead C-G, while Reed Wiens threw for 20.

C-G coach Dustin Patee said his team has played two of the toughest teams on the schedule and should be competitive in the coming weeks as these early games will prepare it well.

• Marion 46, Inman 21— For the second straight week, the Teutons were competitive as they were down 22-8 at the half before the Warriors scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to pull away.

It was another all-around fine game for Teuton quarterback Keaton Case, who rushed for 112 yards, scoring twice, and passed for 130 more. Kane Thimmesch caught a touchdown pass.

The Warriors were just too physical as they pounded out 459 yards, 421 of that on the ground.

Inman coach Lance Sawyer said his team has been plagued by injuries, but is playing hard from start to finish.