Football Finals - Week 8
Here are the final scores from this week's action, along with summaries where we were able to find information to include. Have a final we're missing, or info about a game? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook or Tweet at us at @SWKSPreps
Dodge City 45, Liberal 6
The Red Demons put up their first 8-0 record since 2010 and clinch the WAC title outright, their first league title since 2015, as they overcame a slow start offensively to run past the Redskins at Memorial Stadium.
Dodge City scored late in the first quarter on a hook-and-ladder play, when Beau Foster hit Lakin Scheck, who then pitched the ball to right tackle Austin Nelson, who raced in from 29 yards out to put the Red Demons up for good.
Alden Knedler ran in for two scores for Dodge, and brought his total to 12 rushing scores. He combined with quarterback Beau Foster to help the Red Demons roll up 536 yards of offense. Foster rushed for 183 yards and a score, while Knedler added 72 yards on 15 carries.
Syris Dunlap scored on an 80-yard touchdown run to account for Liberal's only score. Dunlap had 179 yards on the ground, while the rest of the Redskins offense had a total of minus-3 yards.
Dodge City pushed themselves into the No. 2 seed from the West in the Class 6A playoffs.
Other WAC Finals:
Great Bend 27, Garden City 7
Salina Central 35, Hays 3
Ulysses 48, Abilene 6
Hugoton 22, Holcomb 0
The Eagles shut out the Longhorns, and took advantage of five Holcomb turnovers to win the Class 3A District 7 title.
Hugoton took an 8-0 lead into halftime with an Austin Dale TD run. Trevor Bogen picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown, then added another score on a TD reception of a Sawyer Harper pass to seal the win.
Hugoton will host Concordia in the first round of the playoffs next week. Holcomb will travel to Colby for their playoff opener.
Other Class 3A District 7 Finals: Nickerso 29, Pratt 21
Kingman 16, Larned 3
Colby 56, Goodland 7
Calvin Stapp scored three rushing touchdowns and scored another on a punt return, plus collected two interceptions as the Eagles grounded the Cowboys, who were held to just 73 yards of total offense.
Colby finished their first unbeaten regular season since 1984, and take both the District and Great West Activities Conference titles.
Scott City 31, Concordia 0
The Beavers ended a two-game losing streak and move into the No. 2 seed from Class 3A District 8 by taking to the air and blowing past Concordia in the regular season finale for both teams.
Parker Gooden, in his first start at quarterback, went 9-of-16 passes for 177 yards and three TD passes, and added 78 yards rushing and another score, as Scott City moved into second and will host Larned in their playoff opener next week.
Other Class 3A District 8 Finals:
Beloit 47, Russell 0
Cimarron 60, Ellinwood 0
The Bluejays ran their way to a dominating win over Ellinwood as they finish another unbeaten regular season. The Class 2A District 7 champions outgained Ellinwood, 384-44, in the first half to their way to a 54-0 halftime lead.
Peyton Marshall rushed for 143 yards in the first half to lead the rushing attack, while Tate Seabolt added 90 yards and two scores in the first half. The Bluejays had 368 yards on the ground in the opening 24 minutes on just 19 carries.
Other Class 2A District 7 Finals:
Lakin 42, Lyons 14
Sterling 28, Southwestern Heights 22
Class 1A District 7
Sedgwick 42, Inman 7
Meade 53, Sublette 12
Class 1A District 8
Syracuse 10, Stanton County 8
8-man DI District 8
Wichita County 58, Decatur County 26
Wakeeney-Trego 44, Hoxie 20
St. Francis 46, Rawlins County 0
8-man DII District 6
Triplains-Brewster 42, Wallace County 0
Wheatland-Grinnell 1, DIghton 0 (Forfeit)
Quinter 1, Greeley County 0 (Forfeit)
Cheylin 89, Weskan 44
Ashland 59, Deerfield 25
Pawnee Heights 73, Rolla 37
Moscow 85, Fowler 33
Golden Plains 53, Western Plains 0
Natona 73, Cunningham 28