Little River impressive in 52-0 rout

By Steve Sell
September 13, 2014

The Little River Redskins may have something special going on here.

The Redskins ended their game with Centre at halftime on Friday, blasting their way to a  52-0 rout to move to 2-0.

Grant Harvey continued his onslaught with 153 yards on just eight carries and scored three touchdowns. Cordell Moore added three more scores and rushed for 66 yards. Zach Galyon caught a TD pass from Chord Zeller.

Little River piled up 323 yards in its half of play and gave up only 42, just 3 on the ground.

The Redskins will get a true measuring stick on Friday when they play at Peabody.


• Smoky Valley 48, Sterling 16  — Cole Norberg could not be stopped.

The Viking quarterback carried 17 times for an amazing 330 yards, while scoring six times, as the Vikings evened their record at 1-1.

The Viking defense did its part, giving up just 130 yards.

Smoky Valley will host Haven on Friday.

• Hesston 42, Halstead 14 — The Swathers sprinted to a 28-8 halftime lead and pushed their record to 2-0.

Grant Raleigh, who ran for three scores last week, threw for four this time. Tyler McCartney, Scott Duerksen, Zach Esau and Justin Smith were on the receiving end. Daniel Fulghum and Collin Martin added rushing touchdowns as the Swathers spread the wealth.

Hesston goes to Sterling on Friday.

• Ell-Saline 40, Moundridge 19 — The Wildcats showed more offensive punch, though two of their three scores came late.

The Cardinals opened up a 26-7 halftime lead and improved it to 40-7 going into the fourth quarter.

Anthony Otte threw to Joel Holloway for a 22-yard TD pass in the first half, then Holloway bolted two yards for the second score. Damian Calderon completed the Wildcats’ scoring on a 4-yard run.

The Wildcats compiled 265 yards of total offense. Holloway ran for 65 yards on 11 carries, while Deshawn Pfeiff added 64, also on 11 tries. The Wildcats in all ran for 218 yards.

Moundridge goes on the road for the first time Friday playing at Bennington.

• Peabody 56, Canton-Galva 20 — The Eagles had a 20-18 lead late in the first half before the Warriors scored, then they dominated the second half by outscoring C-G 32-0.

C-G coach Jeff Savage was pleased with the way his team played for a half, but disappointed that the game got away. 

Ethan Loyd scored a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles and Trey Moddelmog added the other. Travis Unruh threw for 113 yards and Tanner Klingensmith had three catches for 68 yards. Brody Scott was in on 13 tackles.

C-G hosts Burrton on Friday in the annual homecoming game.

• Bennington 22, Inman 6 — The Bulldogs continue to be an early season surprise as they are now 2-0 after winning all of two games last year.

The game was tied 6-6 through three quarters, but Bennington broke through in the final period.

Inman continued its offensive struggles, with the only score a Blayne Konrade pass to Ty Strange that covered 20 yards.

Inman goes to Hutchinson Trinity on Friday.