It was another action-packed week of football in the RPAC. Before we dive into the results and stats from week 6, let's look at the Weekly Scoreboard brought to you by MNB Realty.
Cambridge and Alma battled on Friday evening and the Trojans won 38-22. It was the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. To view the game story, check it out here.
Arapahoe had a top-10 showdown versus Hi-Line on Friday evening, which was a huge game for the D1-9 District. The Warriors though fell in the game by a final score of 44-0. The Bulls took no time getting ahead in this game as they led 24-0 after the first period. From there they continued to control the game until the end. For Arapahoe they were limited on offense as Trenton Roskop threw for 29 yards, Will Cacy rushed for 49 yards, and Rafe Hill added 47 yards on the ground. The Warriors are 5-1 and will look to bounce back against Southern Valley this Friday at home.
Bertrand received their second win of the season as they took on Medicine Valley and won big, 62-16. Bertrand started strong as they had a two-score lead after the first quarter, 18-8. The second quarter though is when they really took control, scoring 24 points to go up 42-8 at halftime. In the second half, they didn't let up as they scored another 20 points while holding Medicine Valley to eight. Bertrand was led by Kayden Hatfield on the ground with 43 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Official passing stats were not entered for the Vikings, but for receiving stats, JC Kehr had 30 yards receiving and two scores, and Thunder Nelson had five catches for 117 yards and three scores. Auston Roblee led Medicine Valley with 56 yards rushing and a score, and Brody Sneff had 70 yards receiving and a touchdown. Bertrand is now 2-4 and will play Maywood-Hayes Center at Home this week. The Raiders are 0-6 and will play Loomis on the road this week.
Dundy County Stratton took on Loomis this week and won big 62-22. It was close after the first quarter with the score reading 8-8, but the Tigers took control scoring 26 points in the second period and led 34-14 at halftime. They used a steady dose of offense and defense outscoring the Wolves 28-8 in the second half. Lane Brown was solid in the passing game, 8-15 with 194 yards and four touchdowns. Ethan Latta though stole the show with 261 yards rushing, 133 yards receiving, and seven touchdowns. A potential contender for Athlete of the Week? Pretty solid numbers. Jackson Kerchal and Brown each had eight tackles. DCS is 6-0 and will play Hitchcock County this Friday on the road. It will be the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup.
Which speaking of Hitchcock County, they got their third win of the season as they played Maywood-Hayes Center and won 40-16. The Falcons had a narrow lead of 20-16 at halftime. In the second half, the Falcons stifled the Wolves and scored 20 points in the second half. Hitchcock County is 3-3 and as mentioned earlier, they play DCS in the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup at home. Maywood-Hayes Center is 2-4 and plays Bertrand on Friday on the road.
Maxwell ran into a buzzsaw on Friday, the #1 team in Class D1, North Platte St. Pat's. Maxwell fell 68-14 in the game. The Wildcats will take on Perkins County this Thursday at home and look to get win number four on the year as they are 3-3.
Paxton was able to bounce back this week as they beat Brady by a large margin, 58-6. Head Coach of the Tigers, Scott Jorgensen was pleased with his team's performance. "It was great to see the boys bounce back from the past few games. They did a great job of playing their game and executing the game plan from start to finish. There were some slow spots in the first quarter that need to be cleaned up as we head into the next few weeks. But overall it was great to get back into the win column." Gunnar Foster was electric with 124 yards rushing on nine carries and five touchdowns. Paxton is now 2-3 and will play Wallace this Friday.
Southern Valley played Sandy Creek this week, a top-10 team in Class D1. Southern Valley couldn't keep in this matchup losing 68-6. The Eagles found themselves down 32-6 after the first quarter and never could recover. Cody Collins had 116 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Eagles. Southern Valley is now 2-4 and will face another district foe Arapahoe this Friday.
Southwest battled the #1 team in Class D6 and played a solid half before the Wolves were able to pull away. The final score read 71-36. Houston Billeter had a huge game with 294 yards and three touchdowns. Nathan Rippe had five catches for 188 yards and three touchdowns. Trenton Williams had 147 yards receiving on 10 grabs. Southwest is 3-2 and will face Brady on Friday on the road looking for their fourth win of the season.
Wallace played Wauneta-Palisade this week and took home a big win and a shutout, 53-0. It was a committee effort on the ground game for Wallace. Matt Lungrin had 53 yards and two touchdowns, Masen Messersmith had 96 yards rushing, Ivan Aceves had 99 yards, and Riley Strawder had 76 yards. In total, Wallace had 396 yards rushing. Wow. "I was proud of how our guys got stronger as the game went on. We blocked well and ran the ball well late into the game. Our defense played great besides one series, and tackled well. I am pleased how we have improved each game and are gaining more confidence in ourselves," said Head Coach of the Wildcats Eric Miller. The Broncos were led by Aden Acton with 50 yards receiving. Grayden Sutherland had five tackles. Wallace is 3-2 and will play Paxton this Friday. The Broncos are 1-4 and will play Arthur County on Friday.