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Friday Night Notes

Some things to keep in mind or bring up at the concession stand as you take in a high school game on Friday night:

- Wichita County is one of four teams in the 8-man classification who have yet to allow a point this season. St. Francis, Clifton-Clyde and Thunder Ridge are the others. (h/t: Kpreps)

Also, St. Francis kept that streak intact last week with a 62-0 win at Holly, CO. By the way, Colorado is one of only two states where the 8-man game is played on a 100-yard field. That has been modified in recent times - back as recently as 2004, Colorado 8-man teams played on a 100-by-50 yard field. Nowadays, the Colorado High School Activities Association requires the field to only be 40 yards wide, to fit closer to the rest of the nation.

- Deerfield won for the first time in nearly four years last week. The Spartans' 39-20 win at Cunningham was their first on the field since they beat Rolla on October 4, 2015. Oddly enough, both Deerfield and Rolla were in the 8-man classification at the time. Sublette has the longest losing streak in the area, having gone winless for the past 34 games.

- Scott City's offense has scored four touchdowns this season. The Beavers have scored 14 points in each game, but their defense has helped it stand up. SCHS has allowed just three points in their first two games. In fact, last week's win over Holcomb would be a come-from-behind win, since the Longhorns had a 3-0 lead at halftime.

- Garden City junior running back Josh Janis did not play football the past two seasons. He decided to play this season, and has quickly become the team's leading ballcarrier. Janis rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns in the Buffaloes' loss at Valley Center last week, and has 154 yards in two games this season, with four of Garden City's seven total touchdowns.

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