CEDAR VALE — The Cedar Vale/Dexter football team ran roughshod over the West Elk Patriots in South Central Border League and 8-man I District 1 football action Friday on homecoming night at Cedar Vale High School.
It didn’t matter who — or when — the Spartans ran, they found success, amassing 285 yards on the ground in just one half before the game ended due to the 45-point rule.
“I thought our kids came out early and played really well on both sides of the ball,” CVD coach K.B. Criss said. “It was definitely a team win, everyone contributed.”
Sophomore fullback Brogan Myers opened the scoring with a 70-yard touchdown run and finished with 139 yards on just 10 carries. Myers also converted four 2-point runs.
Junior quarterback Clayton Henderson tossed a 33-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Cole Criss, then took it in himself on quarterback keepers of five and 10 yards for a 30-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. It was Henderson’s only completion in five tries, though he finished with 36 yards on eight carries.
Then it was junior Jimmy Rock’s turn. Rock scored both second-quarter touchdowns, on runs of 15 and 45 yards, finishing with 110 yards on just five totes.
Sophomore Parker Rock and senior Wyatt Kelley led the Cedar Vale/Dexter defense with four solo tackles. Rock assisted on six more and Kelley aided on five more. Senior Braden Snyder and junior Colton Potter recorded sacks of West Elk quarterback Tim Whetstone, who completed 2 of 8 passes for 49 yards.
The Spartans (5-1, 4-1 SCBL, 3-0 District 1) held West Elk to seven rushing yards.
“I thought our linebacker play — Wyatt Kelly, Arik Artherton and Parker Rock, did an outstanding job finding and getting to the football,” Criss said. “Offensively, our offensive line played well and Brogan, Jimmy and Clayton did a good job running the football.”
Rocky Hanks led the Patriots (1-5, 0-3, 0-3) with 15 yards on five carries. Jeremiah Andrews caught both passes for 49 yards.
“I am really proud of how hard our kids have worked and have continued to get better throughout the football season,” Criss said.
Cedar Vale/Dexter is tied atop the 8-man I District 1 standings with Central of Burden (4-2, 3-2, 3-0), with the two teams set to meet in two weeks.
The Spartans travel this Friday to Oswego (4-2, 1-2 in District 1).
Cedar Vale/Dexter 46, West Elk 0
CVD — Brogan Myers 70 run (Myers run).
CVD — Cole Criss 33 pass from Clayton Henderson (Myers run).
CVD — Henderson 5 run (conversion failed).
CVD — Henderson 10 run (Myers run).
CVD — Jimmy Rock 15 run (Myers run).
CVD — Rock 45 run (Wyatt Kelley run).
RUSHING — West Elk, Rocky Hanks 5-15, Clayton Lassley 4-2, Tim Whetstone 1-(minus 5), Jeremiah Andrews 1-(minus 5). CVD, Brogan Myers 10-139, Jimmy Rock 5-110, Clayton Henderson 8-36.
PASSING — West Elk, Tim Whetstone 2-8-0 49. CVD, Clayton Henderson 1-5-0 33.
RECEIVING — West Elk, Jeremiah Andrews 2-49. CVD, Cole Criss 1-33.
Argonia/Attica 70, Oxford 20
OXFORD — The Oxford Wildcats, who lost 12 players to graduation, dropped their sixth straight Friday night, falling to Argonia/Attica 70-20 in SCBL and 8-man I District 2 play.
The Wildcats (0-6, 0-5 SCBL, 0-3 District 2) trailed 38-14 after the first quarter. The game ended at halftime due to the 45-point rule.
Quarterback Blake Harnden finished with 174 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries, and completed 1 of 2 passes, a 41-yard TD strike to Miles Mans, for the Titans (4-2, 2-2, 1-2).
Senior Ty Askins scored on a 6-yard TD pass from Ty Carter, and junior Andrew Hills added a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Oxford.
Hills returned a kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown late in the first half.
The Wildcats play host to South Central on Friday.
Argonia/Attica 70, Oxford 20
A-A — Mann 14 run (McDaniel run).
A-A — Harnden 16 run (McDainel run).
A-A — Rausch 10 run (conversion failed)
A-A — Traffas 41 pass from Harnden (Phillips pass from McDainel).
Ox — Askins 6 pass from Carter (conversion failed).
Ox — Hills 3 run (Carter run).
A-A — Phillips 75 kickoff return (Blanchet pass from McDainel).
A-A — Harnden 37 run (Harnden run).
A-A — Newberry 4 run (McDaniel run).
A-A — Harnden 2 run (Blanchet run).
Ox — Hills 60 kickoff return (conversion failed).
A-A — Harnden 36 run (Harnden run)
RUSHING — A-A, Blake Harnden 13-174, Adam Blanchet 7-34, Miles Mans 3-20, Michael Vandeveer 1-7, Xander Newberry 1-4. Oxford, n/a.
PASSING — A-A, Blake Harnden 1-2-1 41. Oxford, n/a.
RECEIVING — A-A, Miles Mans 1-41. Oxford, n/a.
Medicine Lodge 58,
UDALL — The Udall Eagles fell at home to Medicine Lodge 58-14 in 8-man I District 2 play Friday.
The Eagles (4-2, 1-2 District 2) held Medicine Lodge to just 67 rushing yards, but quarterback Garrett Burden completed 22 of 28 passes for 377 yards and six touchdowns for the Indians (4-2, 2-1).
Dakota Bayliff hauled in eight passes for 249 yards and four TDs. Josh Bowman caught seven balls for 94 yards and two scores.
Senior Josh Fielder was 0-of-10 passing, with one interception for Udall, but he amassed 205 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Junior Alan Garton added 94 yards on 19 totes for the Eagles.
Medicine Lodge 58, Udall 14
RUSHING — Medicine Lodge, Dakota Bayliff 2-31, Josh Bowman 8-19, Garrett Burden 7-14, Cason Liebst 1-3. Udall, Josh Fielder 30-205, Alan Garton 19-94, Trevor Whiteman 2-17, Peyton Miller 4-7, Isaac Patteson 1-3.
PASSING — Medicine Lodge, Garrett Burden 22-28-0 377, Josh Bowman 2-2-0 5. Udall, Josh Fielder 0-10-1 0.
RECEIVING — Medicine Lodge, Dakota Bayliff 8-249, Josh Bowman 7-94, Tailyn Taylor 3-16, Kirk Fisher 3-14, Micah Dvorak 1-6. Udall, none.
Central of Burden 78, Oswego 30
OSWEGO — The Central of Burden Raiders rolled to their third straight victory, handing the host Oswego Indians a 78-30 pasting in 8-man I District 1 play Friday.
No other information was reported by Central (4-2, 3-0 District 1).
Central of Burden 78, Oswego 30
South Haven 48,
Pretty Prairie 12
PRETTY PRAIRIE — The South Haven Cardinals rolled to a 48-12 victory Friday night at Pretty Prairie in 8-man II Districy 7 action.
No information was provided by South Haven (3-3, 3-1 District 7).