Eagles remain undefeated after Moundridge shootout win

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Canton-Galva 48, Moundridge 41 (OT)- The Eagles remained unbeaten Friday night with a huge Heart of America and district victory, but needed extra time to get the job accomplished.

Canton-Galva jumped on top 14-0 by halftime as Ted Regehr threw for two touchdown strikes-one for 22 yards to Derek Bair and the other for 14 yards to Joel Hardman.

After the Eagles extended the lead to 28-0, Moundridge cut the margin to 28-7. But it wasn’t until Bair returned a fumble to put Canton-Galva on top 35-13 that Moundridge truly woke up.

Freshman Nick Garcia broke loose on scoring runs of 47 and 18 yards and Josh Nathan added touchdowns of one and seven yards to give Moundridge an improbable 41-25 lead.

But Bair countered with a 96-yard kickoff return, his fifth of the year, to tie the game. The point-after attempt failed, sending the game to an extra period.

In overtime, Seth Moddelmog crossed the goal line to provide the Eagles with the final 48-41 margin of victory to push their record to 7-0.

Regehr finished with 281 yards on 18-for-26 passing. Bair had eight catches for 125 yards and 104 return yards.

Canton-Galva will play host to Inman on Friday in another district game.

Centre 50, Hillcrest-North Central 20- The Cougars picked up a nice win Friday after leading 28-12 at halftime.

In that half, Dustin Burnett ran for a 3-yard touchdown and connected with Scott Peterson for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Seth Jirak added a 62-yard run and Tad Remy recovered a Hillcrest fumble in the end zone for the Cougars’ other first-half points.

The second half was more of the same. Lance Diepenbrock scored on a six-yard burst, Burnett threw to Thieen Antoszyk from 20 yards out and Jirak scored from two yards out.

Jirak led the Cougar ground game with 70 yards on seven carries, Burnett had 64 yards on eight carries and Bryant Gutsch added 45 yards on eight carries.

Burnett completed six of nine passes for 166 yards as the Cougars rolled up 432 yards of total offense.

Defensively, Centre held Hillcrest to 321 yards. Jirak recorded 18 tackles, Diepenbrock and Alfonso Klenda had 11.

“It was a good game,” Centre coach Bud Peterson said. “Their backs were big, but every time we needed to hold, we did.”

With the victory, Centre improved to 4-3. The Cougars travel to Axtell on Friday.

Peabody-Burns 33, Chase County 13- The Warriors pushed their record to 5-2 with a convincing win over Chase County Friday night.

After falling behind 13-0, Peabody-Burns battled back to take a 14-13 lead with 59 seconds left in the first half.

“We started slow and made defensive assignment mistakes,” coach David Pickens said. “But the team did an outstanding job of coming back.”

Three second-half touchdowns assured the Warriors of a pleasant trip back to southern Marion County.

Nathan Bishop led the PBHS ground attack with 123 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns. Trevor Hamm added 89 yards on 16 carries and scored one touchdown.

Quarterback Todd Woodruff completed seven of 17 passes for 171 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Micah Hilliard was Woodruff’s favorite target with three catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Peabody-Burns rolled up 243 yards rushing while limiting the Bulldogs to 97 rushing yards and 80 passing yards.

Nathan Bishop led the defense with nine unassisted tackles, one assist and an interception. Hamm added six tackles and Hilliard and Woodruff each contributed four.

Peabody-Burns hosts Remington Friday.

Goessel 66, Flint Hills 15- The Bluebirds trounced Flint Hills Friday night aafter jumping on top 52-0 by halftime.

Only a continuous clock in the second half averted an even worse result for Flint Hills.

Garrett Hiebert carried the ball three times for 122 yards and three touchdowns and Justin Fensky had five carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Brett Goerzen returned a punt for a 53-yard and a kickoff for a 72-yard touchdown.

Defensively, Brett Goerzen, Bubba Holder and Kurtis Duerksen all recovered fumbles while Chad Schrag had an interception.

Fensky recorded nine tackles to lead the defense while Schrag added eight.

With the victory, Goessel improved to 5-2 for and travels to Burlingame this Friday night.

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