It was another action-packed week of football in the RPAC where 12 member teams played. Before we dive into each team's game, let's check out the scoreboard from week two
It appears we ought to get accustomed to Alma scoring a lot of points this season. On Friday they beat Thunder Ridge, Kansas 74-52. With that point total, so far the Cardinals are averaging 66 points per game. The Cardinals will try and continue their strong offensive performances with a conference matchup on Friday when they go to Bertrand.
Arapahoe hosted a solid Loomis team on Friday and dominated the game, 50-14. That was the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup this past week. To view the game story, click here.
Bertrand ran into another tough opponent in their week two matchup as they faced the Elm Creek Buffaloes. Bertrand lost, 39-0. At the end of the first quarter Elm Creek led 6-0. In the second quarter, Elm Creek turned it up a notch and scored 16, and led 22-0. In the second half, Elm Creek scored another 17 points unanswered to close out the game. Gabe Bojorquez had 23 yards rushing to lead Bertrand. The Vikings are 0-2 and will host Alma on Friday searching for their first win.
Cambridge received their first win of the season as they hit the road to play Pleasanton and won 58-14. Cambridge got on the board first in the opening quarter 6-0. But in the second and third quarter, the Trojans really opened things up as they scored 44 points in those two periods. Carson Trompke was efficient as he went 10-15 with 220 yards and two scores. Micah Gerlach got some time at QB with 116 yards passing and two touchdowns. Cambridge had two receivers over 100 yards as Tayte Koeppen had 154 yards and a score and Krayton Ruggles had 100 yards and two touchdowns. Jayden Ruf had 11 tackles and Dierks Sayer and Braydon Miller added eight apiece. Cambridge is 1-1 on the year and will be at home versus Ravenna on Friday, August 8th.
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Dundy County Stratton faced Perkins County on Friday and came away with another nice victory with the final score reading 34-20. The Tigers dominated the first three quarters up 34-6. In the final quarter, the Plainsmen scored a couple of times to make the game a two-score contest. Lane Brown was 12-17 with 112 yards and a touchdown. His go-to target was Jackson Kerchal with 56 yards with a touchdown. Ethan Latta had another stellar game on the ground with 25 carries, 128 yards, and three touchdowns. Dundy County Stratton is 2-0 and will host Axtell on Friday.
Hitchcock County's 14-game win streak was snapped on Friday evening when they faced Sandhills-Thedford. The Falcons lost by a final score of 42-20. Sandhills-Thedford had only a six-point lead at halftime, 20-14. But in the second half, the Knights imposed their will and outscored the Falcons 22-6. The Falcons are now 1-1 on the season and will play another tough opponent on Friday when they take on South Loup at home.
Maxwell ran into a tough opponent on Friday night as they played Bridgeport. The Wildcats couldn't keep up with the Bulldogs as they fell 64-6. It was a huge second quarter from Bridgeport that doomed the Wildcats. The Bulldogs put up 30 points and led 44-6 at the intermission and never could recover. Maxwell is now 1-1 on the year and will face Southern Valley on the road this Thursday.
Maywood-Hayes Center ran into a solid opponent on Friday as they took on South Loup. The Wolves couldn't keep up as they lost 54-13. South Loup hung 36 points in the first quarter to MHC's seven. From there the Wolves just couldn't recover. Kody Schwenk had 28 yards rushing and a touchdown. Kade Broz added 31 yards and a touchdown. MHC is 1-1 on the season and will play Silver Lake at home this Friday.
Medicine Valley traveled to Burwell on Friday night and fell big to the Longhorns, 54-12. Brody Sneff threw for 139 yards and a touchdown. Mason Roblee had 43 yards rushing and a touchdown in the game. Austin Roblee had a big game on the defensive side with 18 tackles. The Raiders will host Overton on Friday this week.
Paxton lost a heartbreaker on Friday to Garden County, 51-50. This game went into overtime and the Tigers couldn't quite snatch the win. Head coach of Paxton, Scott Jorgensen had this to say about the game. "This was definitely an even-matched game between the two teams. We told our boys going in that it was going to be full of momentum swings, which it definitely was. We executed our plan well; however, there were just a few moments when we didn't. Those moments will be learning experiences that will help us out as the season progresses." Tommy Markussen was a dual threat, he had 158 yards passing, 100 yards rushing, and six total touchdowns in the game. Paxton will have another tough opponent as they will take on Shelton at home on Friday September 15th.
Southern Valley was looking to build off of their week one win with a matchup against Ravenna in week two. The Eagles though, struggled in the game as they fell 50-20. Southern Valley took the lead in the opening quarter, up 6-0, but then Ravenna scored 34 unanswered points in the next two quarters to control the game and never look back. Kody Collins had another nice game for Southern Valley as he rushed for 81 yards and three touchdowns. Braxton Hammond had 76 yards on the ground and Prestin Howart added 60. Rian Grove led the defense with right tackles. Southern Valley is 1-1 and will take on Maxwell at home this Thursday.
Wauneta-Palisade suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to South Platte 24-12. The teams were tight with one another throughout the game as the Blue Knights led 16-12 at halftime. In the third quarter though, South Platte scored to make it 24-12 and clung to that lead until the end. Kreyton Wiese had 61 yards rushing for the Broncos and Grayden Sutherland carried the ball 12 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns. Trey McCumb had nine tackles for the Broncos. They are 1-1 and will play Sioux County this Friday.