OSBORNE — One score from Friday night would have been a high-scoring game in January on the basketball court.
But it came in a season opener for the Osborne High School football team as the Bulldogs outlasted Hill City 88-76, in a game that saw a barrage of offense.
Quarterbacks Connor Born (Hill City) and Darnell Holloway (Osborne) combined for 926 yards of offense and 17 total touchdowns in the shootout.
Holloway rushed for 356 yards and seven scores, Born for 396 yards and seven scores, while Holloway had 94 passing yards and a score and Born 80 yards and two scores.
Osborne’s Kade Miller added 153 yards and three scores, while Darrien Holloway had 69 yards and two scores. In all, Osborne finished with 668 yards on the ground and Hill City 462.
Total, the game saw 1,304 yards of total offense. Osborne will travel to Hoxie in a big-time showdown in Week 2. Hoxie was a 44-18 winner over Greeley County in Week 1.
Hill City is at home to face Trego (1-0), a 52-24 winner over Stockton in Week 1.
Trego 52, Stockton 24
WaKEENEY — Keagan Shubert passed for five touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Golden Eagles led 46-12 at halftime.
Shubert finished with 214 yards passing and 69 yards rushing as six different carriers touched the ball for Trego. Shubert’s passing touchdowns went to five different receivers with three collecting at least 53 yards receiving.
Brady Beougher had three touchdown passes for Stockton and returned a kick 70 yards for another score, having a hand in all four Stockton scores.
Trego travels to Hill City in Week 2, while Stockton will fave Sylvan-Lucas (1-0) in Stockton. Sylvan-Lucas opened with a 28-0 win against Chase.
Triplains-Brewster 32, Logan-Palco 22
WINONA — The Titans snapped an 11-game losing streak, winning for the first time since defeating Greeley County 50-0 in Week 7 of the 2016 season.
Quarterback Dakota Enslow had 177 rushing yards and 169 passing yards and four total TDs. All of the receiving yards went to Aaron Platt and both receiving scores.
It’s the first win in a season opener for the Titans since Triplains-Brewster defeated Western Plains to open the 2013 season.
Plainville 31, Norton 14
PLAINVILLE — Jordan Finnesy turned in a career night in his second year as Plainville’s starting quarterback. The junior had 178 passing yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 88 yards, then returned an interception 64 yards to the house as the Cardinals moved to 1-0.
Plainville led 17-0 after 35-yard field goal by Tanner Copeland, then led 24-0 after Finnesy hit Cody Crawford for 32 yards and a score. Crawford caught all three of Finnesy’s scores, and finished with 175 receiving yards.
Norton quarterback Kade Melvin had 115 passing yards and scored both of Norton’s TDs in the run game.He had 73 yards rushing.
Plainville is at Phillipsburg (1-0) in Week 2. Norton will be at home to face Smith Center (1-0).
Phillipsburg 52, Ellis 12
ELLIS — Treylan Gross (2), Cha’Ron Ellis (2) and Conlee Hugunin (2) had six rushing touchdowns and a combined 193 yards as the Panthers crushed Ellis with seven different ball carriers.
The Panthers’ quarterback Trey Sides, had 67 passing yards, but did throw two interceptions. The Panthers’ defense, though, contained Ellis to just 112 yards of total offense. Konnor Pfeifer had 44 yards on nine carries for the Railers. Zach Eck had 85 passing yards and a score and Cade Lewis returned a kickoff 98 yards to the house that pulled Ellis to within 10-6 early.
Phillipsburg will play host to Plainville in Week 2. Ellis (0-1) travels to Hays to face TMP-Marian (0-1).
Central Plains 30, Ness City 14
NESS CITY — The Eagles had visiting Central Plains, a perennial CPL and state power, in a tussle through three and a half quarters before the Oilers pulled away with a pair of late scores.
The game was close throughout with Central Plains leading 8-0 at halftime before the Eagles tied things up with 4:28 left in the third. The Oilers answered each time, though, going back up 14-8, the score at the end of the third quarter. Angel Guzman had a 3-yard run that made it 14-14 with 11:10 to go, but the Oilers answered right back. Central Plains went up 22-14 with 4:23 left, then tacked one one more for good measure.
The Oilers will play host to Victoria in Week 2, while Ness City will be at Macksville (1-0).
Wheatland-Grinnell 46, Fairfield 0
Back in the eight-man ranks, Wheatland-Grinnell got 225 passing yards and three TDs from Trey Vincent as the Thunderhawks rolled to the season-opening win.
Andrew Taylor added 83 rushing yards and three scores for Wheatland-Grinnell, which spent the last two seasons playing six-man. The Thunderhawks will travel to Logan in Week 2 to face Logan-Palco (0-1).
Oberlin 46, Quinter 0
QUINTER — Visiting Oberlin got three touchdown runs from Colton Ketterl to go up 22-0, then ended the game early in the fourth quarter via the mercy rule. Ketterl scored on runs of 15, 5 and 7 yards, before Dawson Kempt ended the game with a 4-yard run with 10:24 to play.
Quinter saw its losing streak reach 29 games. The last Quinter victory came in 2014, 54-34 against Logan-Palco.
La Crosse 48, Ellinwood 0
ELLINWOOD — The La Crosse Leopards welcomed Ellinwood back to 11-man football with a 48-0 beating. Keldon Day rushed for 131 yards and two scores, while Colby Stull had 102 yards to lead the way.
Hunter Morgan passed for 93 yards and two scores, and rushed for 59 yards and another score in the victory.
Blake Herman had both of La Crosse’s receiving TDs as he caught eight passes for 89 yards.
La Crosse plays at Russell on Friday. The Broncos are 1-0 after a 24-13 win against Ellsworth.
In the six-man ranks, Ashland joined the club by traveling to Natoma for a 52-0 victory. Weskan picked up a 64-32 victory against newcomer Rolla, while defending six-man champ Pawnee Heights defeated Western Plains 49-0. Golden Plains defeated six-man newcomer Deerfield, 48-0, and Cheylin, runner-up a year ago, defeated Fowler, 54-26.