Regional FB Playoffs - Indians stun Clifton-Clyde
Updated: Nov 16, 2019
In a battle of two of the top quarterbacks in 8-man football, Kayden Rietzke outdueled Aiden Rudolph and led the Indians to the state quarterfinals.
Rietzke threw four touchdown passes and ran for three more to lead the boys from Leoti (9-1) past No. 5 Clifton-Clyde, 54-38, and to a state quarterfinal matchup with Little River, who beat Ness City, 44-42.
Sheldon Whalen caught two TD passes and made numerous plays on defense in the 4th quarter to limit the Eagles offense. Aron Castillo and AC Hermosillo also had TD catches, while Jesse Gardner added a scoring run for Wichita County.
Rudolph scored all five touchdowns for Clifton-Clyde (9-1), who held a 16-8 lead at the end of the first 12 minutes.
In other finals from Friday:
Scott City 28, Concordia 0
Hunter Yeager scored a pair of touchdowns, while Parker Gooden tossed a TD pass and scrambled for a TD run as the Beavers used their running game and strong defense to advance to their third straight sectional round.
Scott City (8-2) held Concordia to just 39 total yards of offense and three first downs, while the Beavers rolled up 353 yards of offense and moved the chains 18 times in the win.
Cale Goodman scored the first of two 4th-Quarter scores for the Beavers, who are now 52-10 in the playoffs.
Beloit 28, Colby 14
The Trojans scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half and held the Eagles in check as Beloit ended the best season a Colby football squad has put together since 1984.
The Eagles (9-1) managed to get two touchdowns from Calvin Stapp, from 85 and 9 yards, to take a 14-6 lead in the second quarter. Beloit scored before the end of the first half, and managed to get a 2-point conversion, to tie the game at halftime, 14-14.
Moscow 62, Weskan 53
The Wildcats withstood the early outburst by the Coyotes and turned away the defending state champions, scoring 41 points in the second half to advance to the Wild West Bowl.
Moscow will face Cheylin in the 6-man Championship game. Cheylin held off Golden Plains, 52-36, to advance to the title game.
Weskan has a chance to finish third for the second time in three years – they’ll face Golden Plains for 3rd. Weskan has won two titles and could have two third-place finishes in four years.
Other Finals – Regional Round
Class 6A West
Junction City 54, Dodge City 7
Class 2A West
Norton 34, Cimarron 0
Hoisington 48, Lakin 7
Class 1A West
Inman 43, Elkhart 13
Sedgwick 34, Meade 12