Wildcats face powerhouse Central Plains on Friday

By Steve Sell
October 11, 2018

MOUNDRIDGE — It will be the ultimate challenge for the Moundridge football team on Friday.

The Wildcats play at No. 1-ranked Central Plains, which has cut a wide swath of destruction of everything in its path. The Oilers are 6-0 and have won their last four games by a combined score of 220-0.

The Wildcats take a 3-3 record to Claflin for the game, but stand fourth in their district.

“They are big and physical,” MHS coach Jeremiah Meeks said. “Very well coached and will be really athletic. Their quarterback is one of the best I have seen and their offensive line is very talented. They like to use the run to set up their play-action pass game.”

The Wildcats did to St. John last week what Central Plains has been doing all season with a 52-6 feel-good rout.

“The kids played really well,” Meeks said. “The offensive line blocked well and allowed us to make some big runs throughout the game. Our defensive backs all had good games.”

Moundridge led 30-6 at the half and ended the game early in the fourth quarter. Dillon Vogts accounted for four touchdowns, two on the ground and two through the air. Cody Hazelton rushed for 84 yards and a score and Daniel Kaufman had two scores on the ground. Brady Helms and Gage Diederich caught scoring passes.

Kaufman and Diederich were the top tacklers.

• District Standings •

1. Central Plains, 3-0 (plus 63)

2. Little River, 2-1 (plus 21)

3. Macksville, 2-1 (plus 16)

4. Moundridge, 2-1 (plus 13)

5. Skyline, 0-3 (minus 50)

6. St. John, 0-3 (minus 63)