Goessel 56, Centre 50-The Bluebirds and Cougars had a good old-fashioned 8-man shootout Friday night at Centre with Goessel finally prevailing in overtime.
Centre led 14-0 after one quarter, but a 28-8 second-quarter advantage by Goessel put the Bluebirds on top, 28-22, by halftime.
Centre opened a 44-34 lead heading into the final quarter, but Goessel countered with a 16-6 fourth quarter to tie the score at 50 at the end of regulation when Garrett Hiebert hit Brett Goerzen for a three-yard scoring pass with 20 seconds left.
Travis Buller’s 10-yard run in overtime provided the final margin of victory.
Centre compiled 314 rushing yards on 45 carries. Goessel picked up 306 yards on 46 carries.
The Cougars had 90 yards on 5-for-9 passing and two interceptions while Goessel rolled up 251 yards on 17-for-33 passing and one interception.
Justin Fensky led the Bluebirds with 156 rushing yards on 27 carries while Bryant Gutsch led Centre with 171 yards on 24 carries and Seth Jirak added 94 yards on 12 carries.
Hiebert threw for three touchdowns, two of them to Thieen Antoszyk. Goerzen scored three times on a 58-yard run and passes of three and 35 yards.
Defensively, Fensky had 11 tackles and Adam Goering added 14 for Goessel.
Centre was led on defense by Tad Remy with 18 tackles, Aaron Bowman 11, Seth Jirak 13 and Dustin Burnett 11 and one interception.
Goessel improved to 3-1 for the season while Centre fell to 2-2.
Goessel will play host to Hope on Friday night while Centre travels to White City.
Peabody-Burns 18, Moundridge 7- The Warriors got a big Heart of America victory Friday night at Peabody.
Todd Woodruff completed 11 of 21 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite targets were Micah Hilliard, who grabbed seven passes for 147 yards, and Derek Benson, who caught four passes for 92 yards.
Woodruff added 71 rushing yards on 16 carries while Nathan Bishop added 42 yards on 10 carries.
“Our defense played excellent against a very good football team,” coach David Pickens said. “We held them to seven points which was a team goal.
“Offensively we ran enough to keep them honest and our passing game was huge.”
With the victory, Peabody-Burns improved to 3-1 for the season.
The Warriors travel to Canton Friday night to play the surprising Eagles, who enter the contest at 4-0 following a victory over Chase County Friday night.