For the Little River Redskins, it comes down to a one-game season.
With a 48-22 crushing of Ellinwood Friday night, that means the Redskins’ game next Thursday at Solomon is winner-take-all for the No. 2 playoff spot behind Central Plains.
Little River led 20-8 at the half and continued to dominate in the second half.
The Redskins were successful even though they were missing top offensive operative Grant Harvey, out with an injury. But Cordell Moore stepped up with 75 yards rushing and 43 passing, rushing for one score and throwing for another.
Laramie Peters and Peyton Harvey added rushing touchdowns and Chord Zeller caught one. Special teams were huge as Zach Galyon and Colin January had kickoff returns for touchdowns. The Redskins also picked up two safeties.
• Wamego 35, Smoky Valley 14 — The Vikings are in the same boat as Little River, as their future will be determined by Friday's home game against Chapman.
Wamego secured the district title Friday with the win. For Smoky Valley, Cole Norberg ran for one touchdown and threw to Brenton VanDerWege for the other.
Smoky Valley hung tough, but the Red Raiders pulled away to improve to 7-1 on the year.
• Canton-Galva 62, Goessel 12 — The Eagles exploded for 40 first-quarter points and ended this game by halftime.
C-G, now 4-4, is out of the playoff picture, but still in position for another winning season if it can win Thursday at Ellinwood.
C-G coach Jeff Savage said Travis Unruh had a remarkable night, completing 11 of 12 passes for 192 yards and rushed for 88 more, with a hand in six touchdowns. Ethan Loyd had six catches for 123 yards.
• Hesston 59, Council Grove 2 — The 8-0 Swathers can complete a perfect regular season next week at Southeast of Saline and earn a home playoff game.
It's winner-take-all for the top spot in the district.
The Swathers socked Council Grove with a 52-point salvo in the first half.
Grant Raleigh ran for three scores and threw three TD passes, two to Scott Duerksen and the other to Zach Esau. Daniel Fulghum and Collin Martin contributed rushing TD runs, and the Hesston defense came up with a safety.
Next week's game is at Gypsum.
• Sacred Heart 42, Moundridge 0 — Another game, another injured quarterback for the Wildcats.
Mason Dyck was the latest Moundridge signal caller to get dinged, with Kyle Stucky returning to play the position after the injury.
With so much uncertainty at quarterback and passel of damaging injuries, the Wildcats could muster only 74 yards of total offense.
MHS, now 2-6, plays Thursday at district leader Sedgwick.
• Troy 63, Inman 0 — The Teutons fell to 0-8 with the loss. They do have a shot at avoiding a winless season with they play host next Thursday to Medicine Lodge, which also has endured a long season.