Area roundup: Vikes' Anderson has big game

By Steve Sell
September 17, 2016

Smoky Valley’s Kyle Anderson one-upped himself on Friday.

After a breakout 134-yard, three-touchdown game last week against Larned, Anderson ran wild on Friday against Haven with 239 yards on 28 carries while scoring three times as the Vikings made it two in a row with a 28-12 victory over Haven.

One of Anderson’s TDs came on a pass from Brett Heitschmidt. The victory equaled the Vikings’ win output from last year.

Riley Odell also pounded away at the Wildcat defense with 73 yards on 16 carries and a score. 

It was a ball-control game for the Vikings, who had 60 plays and 367 yards of total offense while giving up just 244. Ethan Wampler was the tackle leader for the Vikings, while it was a big game for Garrett Forsberg with three interceptions.

• Peabody 26, Canton-Galva 8 — The Eagles’ defense made much improvement, but the offense stalled out.

It was just 12-0 Warriors at the half. C-G’s lone score came in the second half from Reed Wiens, who rushed for 53 yards. Landon Everett threw for 43 yards as well.

C-G coach Dustin Patee said his team again played with a lot of heart, but said getting the running game untracked with be essential as the season moves forward.

C-G is 0-3 on the year.

• Wakefield 48, Little River 36 — It was a disappointing night for the Redskins in their attempt to win two in a row.

They simply couldn’t stop Wakefield, which scored early and often.

Little River ran the ball well as Peyton Harvey had 156 yards on 12 carries and Clay Zeller had 70 on 19. Harvey scored three times and Hunter Thomas scored twice. Thomas also had a nice defensive game with an interception and fumble recovery.

Little River is 1-2.

• Sterling 41, Inman 18 — Inman lost the game and perhaps some key players to injuries.

Center Jake Buzzard and quarterback Keaton Case both went down as injuries are plaguing the Teutons.

Still they were down only 20-18 at one point before Sterling scored three times.

Case was 16 of 31 for 203 yards and three TDs before going out with an injury. Lucas Barlow, Ethan DeWitt and Ben Pankratz all caught scoring passes. Pankratz and Joe Lucas were the tackle leaders.

Inman is now 0-3 on the season.

• Ell-Saline 38, Moundridge 12 — The Cardinals scored the first 14 points and last 12 to send the Wildcats to their third straight loss.

MHS’ Anthony Otte threw for 113 yards, while Dylan Sugars had 84 on just 10 attempts. Coach Jeremiah Meeks was pleased with how hard Sugars ran.

Otte ran for a Moundridge touchdown and threw 26 yards to Noah Eichelberger for another.

Jerod Kaufman had a big defensive game with 5 solo and 13 assisted tackles. Sugars had 6 solos and 10 assists.

• Hesston 41, Larned 13 — After two close losses, the Swathers finally won and in a big way.

They were up 28-0 at the half and cruised from there.

Zach Esau had a monster game with two touchdown passes and a scoring run. Cameron Cox caught two TD passes and ran for another. Parker Roth and Zach Vogt also scored for Hesston, which put up big numbers.