Meade 62, Sublette 8
At Meade, it did not take long for the host Buffaloes to take their lead in Thursday’s Class 2-1A, District 8 game against Sublette. The Buffaloes took a 50-point lead in the first quarter alone, while Sublette could not get on the board until the fourth quarter.
Meade’s Lawson Luetters rushed for a total of 67 yards and passed for 50 yards to help Kale McCulloch and Dakota Messer score on 29- and 21-yard touchdowns. McCulloch scored off a 23-yard run. Kash Larrabee had a 19-yard run for Meade while DelRay Welsh had 57-yard run.
Meade’s Blake Keith had two interceptions and scored off both. Keith also had a 12-yard run for the Buffaloes as he rushed for 39 yards.
Sublette’s only score came in the fourth quarter on a Gunner Stapleton 4-yard pass. He finished with 47 yards.
Thursday’s win puts Meade at 9-0 and 4-0 in its district, and will host in the first round of the Class 2-1A state playoffs. Sublette did not get a district win and finish 0-4 and 2-7 overall and did not make the playoffs.
Meade 50 6 0 6 — 62
Sublette 0 0 0 8 — 8
MDE—Luetters 29-yd pass to McCulloch (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—McCulloch 23-yd run (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—Larrabee 19-yd run (2-pt run Bird)
MDE—Welsh 57-yd run (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—Keith score off INT (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—Keith score off INT (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—Luetters 21-yd pass to Messer (PAT kick Davalos)
MDE—Keith 12-yd run (2-pt pass from Keith to Golliher)
SUB—G. Stapleton 4-yd pass to #11 (2-pt pass from G. Stapleton to Whaler)
MDE—Miller 16-yd run (PAT failed)
Syracuse 46, Wichita County 26
Syracuse (4-5, 3-1) traveled to Leoti to take on Wichita County (1-8, 0-4) in the teams’ regular season finale Thursday. Though Wichita County scored first, it was the Syracuse Bullddogs who took the victory, 46-26.
Kolton Sheppard took the opening kickoff to the house for the Wichita County Indians to open scoring, but Jason Ramos answered for Syracuse with a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, a team safety followed by a Christopher Lozar touchdown pass and a Jason Ramos touchdown run gave the Bulldogs a 32-7 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Syracuse scored first, this time on a 7-yd Michael Owens touchdown run. Wichita County scored on a blocked Syracuse punt, to trim the deficit to 13-40. Jorge Gallegos and Juan Alvarado-Marquez then connected on a 82-yard pass.
In the fourth quarter, each team scored a pair of touchdowns, with Luke Byrne scoring on a rushing touchdown for Syracuse and Gallegos and Alvarado connecting for a second touchdown completion.
Syracuse had already clinched a playoff berth, and will advance to the 2-1A state playoffs as the District 8 runner-up. Wichita County concludes its football season with a 1-8 record and an 0-4 district record in Class 2-1A District 7.
Syracuse 14 18 8 6 46
Wichita County 7 0 13 6 26
W—Sheppard 70 yd kickoff return (Mendoza kick)
S—Ramos run (PAT failed)
S—Ramos run (Owens rush)
S—Lozar pass (2-pt conversion)
S—Ramos run (Perea rush)
S—Owens 7 yd run (Byrne pass)
W—Ramirez blocked punt return (2-pt failed)
SW Heights 42, Lakin 0
Southwestern Heights (4-5, 1-2) traveled to take on Lakin (2-7, 0-3) in each teams’ final game Thursday as both teams had been eliminated from playoff contention.
Southwestern Heights finished strong, though, winning 42-0, led behind the team’s explosive ground game. The Mustangs galloped up and down the field past the Broncs, as the Mustangs rushed for 413 yards on just 42 carries, a 9.8 yards-per-carry average. In total, Southwestern Heights’ offense accumulated 471 yards of offense, enough to out-pace the Broncs.
The Mustangs defense also managed to suffocate the Broncs’ offensive gameplan. Gustavo Alvarado led the team in tackles with seven solo tackles and two tackles for loss, while Kyle Coats added a pair of interceptions and a pass deflection.
Rushing—SW Heights: Chris Paul 9-187-3; Chavez 15-112-1; LaPoint 11-68-1; Puentes 6-48.
Passing—SW Heights: Mercado 2-4-58-1.
Receiving—SW Heights: Holmes, 1-30-1; Alvarado 1-28.
Box Score and Scoring Summary not available. Lakin individual stats not available.
Elkhart 9, Stanton Co. 0
Elkhart came out with the defensive 9-0 win in Wednesday’s Class 2-1A, District 8 game against Stanton County. The win puts Elkhart at 2-2 in the district and 4-5 overall. Despite the win, the Wildcats will not make the playoffs.
The loss to the Wildcats gives Stanton County its eighth loss of the season and the Trojans finish 1-3 in the District. They also did not make the playoffs.
Shona Villa scored off a 13-yard pass from Tyler Sklenar in the first quarter for the Wilcats. Ruendi Moreno added to the board with a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter to finish the low-scoring contest.
Elkhart 3 3 0 0 — 9
Stanton Co. 0 0 0 0 —0
ELK—Sklenar 13-yd pass to Villa (PAT failed)
ELK—R. Moreno 28-yd field goal
Spearville 62, South Gray 16
The South Gray Rebels fell to the undefeated Spearville Lancers in a Thursday Class 8-Man-I, District 7 game at South Gray. Spearville will make a playoff appearance while South Gray fell short of making the postseason. The Rebels finish 1-8 overall and 0-5 in the district.
South Gray’s Brock Davis caught a pass from Richard Racy for 40 yards for a touchdown. Racy later caught a pass from Davis from 10 yards to score, but it was not enough against the high-powered Lancers. Racy had a total of 58 passing yards while Davis had 10.
Spearville 46 16 x x — 62
South Gray 16 0 x x — 16
SPR—Davis 30-yd run (PAT failed)
SPR—Hescamp 36-yd run (2-pt run Hescamp)
SPR—N. Stein 32-yd pass to K. Stein (PAT failed)
SPR—2-pt conversion pass N. Stein to K. Stein
SGY—R. Racy 40-yd pass to to Davis (2-pt run Maldonado)
SPR—N. Stein 2-yard run (2-pt run Davis)
SGY—B. Davis 10-yd pass to R. Racy (PAT Racy)
SPR—Hescamp 5-yd run (2-pt run Sites)
SPR—Davis 15-yd run (2-pt run N. Stein)
SPR—K. Stein 11-yard run (2-pt run Rodda)
Satanta 74, Deerfield 13
Satanta (6-3, 4-1) hosted Deerfield (3-6, 2-3) in the final game of the regular season for each team on Thursday night. Satanta scored in a plethora of ways in the first half, and the game ended via the 45-point rule with the Satanta Indians rolling, 74-13.
Jesus Garcia started the scoring by returning the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown to put the Indians on the board first, and Satanta never looked back.
Gabriel Salas completed a 21-yard pass to Ty Blair. Jonah Bollinger recovered and scored a Deerfield fumble. Satanta forced a safety, and then Jesus Garcia returned the ensuing free kick 55 yards for another special teams touchdown.
Just three minutes ran off the clock before another Garcia special teams return touchdown, this time on a punt. Deerfield scored on a 74-yard rushing touchdown for its lone score in the first quarter, which James Turpin responded with a 22-yard rushing touchdown just 21-seconds later for the Indians.
Satanta also blocked a Deerfield punt for a touchdown to conclude scoring in the first quarter.
Jesus Garcia returned a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown to start scoring in the second quarter. Satanta blocked a second Deerfield punt, this time resulting in a safety. Jacob Miramontes scored on a rushing play from 43 yards out to conclude scoring for Satanta.
Deerfield concluded scoring with the Spartans’ second rushing touchdown, but were unable to reach the 45-point mercy rule, ending the game at halftime.
Satanta finished the season with a 4-1 record in district play and punched its ticket into the 8-man-II state playoffs. Deerfield finished with a 2-3 district record and will not be moving on to the state playoffs.
Deerfield 7 6 x x 13
Satanta 56 18 x x 74
S—Garcia 60 yd kickoff return (Garcia rush)
S—Blair 21 yd reception from Salas (Salas pass to Salcido)
S—Bollinger 2 yd fumble recovery (Garcia rush)
S—Garcia 55 yd kickoff return (Turpin rush)
S—Garcia 45 yd punt return (Turpin rush)
D—Deerfield 74 yd run (Deerfield kick)
S—Turpin 22 yd run (2-pt failed)
S—Punt blocked, Ledezma recovery (Hayden rush)
S—Garcia 57 yd punt return (Miramontes rush)
S—Miramontes 43 yd run (Ledezma rush)
D—Deerfield 12 yd run (2-pt failed)
Rushing—Satanta: Miramontes 1-43-1; Turpin 1-22-1; Salcido 5-19; Salas 1-17; Garcia 1-11; L. Salazar 3-6; N. Salazar 1-3.
Passing—Satanta: Salas 1-21-1.
Receiving—Satanta: Blair 1-21-1.
Deerfield stats not available
Moscow 66, Rolla 38
Moscow (5-4, 3-2) hosted Rolla (1-8, 1-4) in the season finale for both teams on Thursday night. With the score close late, Moscow pulled away as the Wildcats scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to emerge victorious over the Pirates, 66-38.
Jesse Stuckey connected on a 55-yd pass to Amir Granillo to start the scoring on the night for the Wildcats. Freddy Gonzalez punched an 8-yard run into the end zone to extend the lead. Luis Martinez scored on a 42-yd rushing touchdown to put the Pirates on the board, while Gonzalez scored another rushing touchdown, this time from 8 yards out.
In the second quarter, Jesse Stuckey connected on an 11-yd pass to Amir Granillo for the second time on the night, and then connected on a 27-yd pass to Gonzalez. The Pirates answered with a touchdown of their own, this time on a Ty Dixon rushing touchdown.
Stuckey threw another touchdown, this time to Jalen Shaddix, and Carson Milburn concluded scoring in the first half, with a 62-yd run to bring the Pirates within 20 at the half.
In the third quarter, the back and forth continued. Rolla scored first in the second half, with a Carson Milburn rushing touchdown. After Moscow answered with a 25-yd rushing touchdown from Gonzalez, Rolla scored again on a Ty Dixon 23-yard scamper. The one-win Pirates cut the deficit to just 12 with a quarter remaining.
But, in that final period, Moscow put the clamps down on Rolla’s upset aspirations. Stuckey threw his fifth touchdown pass of the night, this time to Bryan Garcia, while Gonzalez ran in his fourth rushing touchdown to conclude scoring.
The Wildcats finished 3-2 in district play and had their first winning season in five years, but came up just short in making the playoffs, finishing in third. Rolla finished the season with a 1-4 record in district play with its lone win coming via a forfeit victory over Fowler.
Rolla 8 16 14 0 38
Moscow 22 22 6 16 66
M—Stuckey 55 yd pass to Granillo (Shaddix rush)
M—Gonzalez 6 yd run (Gonzalez rush)
R—Martinez 42 yd run (Dixon rush)
M—Gonzalez 8 yd run (2-pt failed)
M—Stuckey 11 yd pass to Granillo (Stuckey rush)
M—Stuckey 27 yd pass to Gonzalez (Granillo rush)
R—Dixon 11 yd run (Martinez rush)
M—Stuckey 18 yd pass to Shaddix (PAT failed)
R—Milburn 24 yd run (Martinez rush)
M—Gonzalez 25 yd run (2-pt failed)
R—Dixon 23 yd run (2-pt failed)
M—Stuckey 10 yd pass to Garcia (Stuckey pass to Granillo)
M—Gonzalez 54 yd run (Gonzalez rush)
Individual Stats not available.