Inman outlasts Moundridge in county showdown

By Steve Sell
October 08, 2016

INMAN — It was the expected donnybrook when Inman and Moundridge hooked up for their annual rivalry football game on Friday.

Despite six turnovers, the Teutons came away with a 17-14 victory, which pushed Inman to 2-0 in the district and Moundridge is now 1-1.

Inman coach Lance Sawyer was proud of his team for overcoming adversity, noting it came up with the clutch plays when it had to.

The Teutons led 14-7 at the half as Payton Froese threw TD strikes of 67 yards to Lucas Barlow and 6 yards to Ethan DeWitt. Dylan Sugars countered with a TD run of 4 yards for the Wildcats.

Taiten Winkel booted the Teutons to a 17-7 lead with a 21-yard field goal, but Sugars tightened the game with a 22-yard score.

The Inman defense came up big the rest of the way as the Teutons are now 2-4 on the year, while Moundridge is 1-5.

Froese threw for 109 yards, while Sugars rushed for 125 yards to lead Moundridge.

Inman plays Friday at Remington, while Moundridge is home to Sedgwick.


• Canton-Galva 68, St. John 22 — The Tigers entered the game 3-2 compared to the Eagles’ 0-5, but the records were deceiving.

C-G played its way into the playoff talk as it finally put it all together for that elusive first win.

Dylan Wood totaled five touchdowns, three on rushes and two TD catches. Reed Wiens also had a monster game, throwing for 244 yards and rushing for 100. Wood had five catches for 160 yards and Nick Pearson had three for 65 and a score. The Eagles piled up 514 yards of total offense.

C-G coach Dustin Patee said the team’s hard work finally paid off and he’s excited about moving forward with Friday’s game at Little River, which could shape the district playoff picture.

• Smoky Valley 50, Lyons 0 — The Vikings have now doubled last year’s victory total as they stormed to a 44-0 halftime lead as they improved to 4-2 on the season.

The Vikings accumulated 468 yards of total offense, 343 of that on the ground.

But it was though the air that hurt the Lions as Smoky’s Brett Heitschmidt was 5 for 5 for 109 yards and three touchdowns. 

Kyle Anderson had 86 rushing yards to lead the Vikings, while Tim Lambert had 85, along with two scores. Riley Odell also rushed for two touchdowns.

Ross Schrag, Jacob Adams and Zach Able all caught TD passes. The tackling was balanced with Ethan Wampler leading the way.

Smoky Valley begins district play on Friday playing at Rock Creek.

• Hesston 35, Kingman 7 — The Swathers are getting it figured out.

They made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they evened their record at 3-3.

Zach Esau threw two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the way. Catching scoring strikes were Tanner Bachman and Reese Nebel.

It was a 20-0 game at the half.

Parker Roth added two scores on the ground for the Swathers.

The Swathers begin district play on Friday hosting Hillsboro.

• Central Plains 52, Little River 6 — The Redskins got to see perhaps the best team in the state.

Payton Harvey did rush for 68 yards and a touchdown to lead Little River, which was held to 122 yards of total offense.

Little River is now 1-1 in the district and hosts Canton-Galva on Friday. Overall the Redskins are 2-4.