VICTORIA — The Victoria High School football team bounced back from its first loss in a big way.

The Knights put up 70 points to end Friday night’s game versus Macksville early, gaining a 70-24 victory in the Knights' homecoming game.

Cooper Windholz completed 7 of 9 passes for 164 yards and five touchdowns, connecting on all of them with Caden Oberle. Windholz added seven carries for 40 yards and a score while Jayvon Pruitt added 17 carries for 134 yards and scored twice.

The Knights had a 24-0 lead before Macksville scored in the second quarter, and Victoria led 38-18 at halftime. Pruitt’s 5-yard run and  two-point conversion by Windholz ended the game early via the mercy rule. Next up for the Knights are two straight road games, beginning with Friday’s game at Lincoln (2-1), a 46-0 loser to Sylvan-Lucas in other action Friday.

Osborne 68, Stockton 22

OSBORNE — Darnell Holloway threw three touchdown passes and Darrien Holloway rushed for three as Osborne bounced back from its first loss with a 68-22 win against Stockton.

Darrien Holloway and Mason Schurr combined for 284 rushing yards as Osborne recorded 360 on the ground. Darnell Holloway added 73 rushing yards and a score. Darnell Holloway connected with Schurr, Vaughn Stull and Holloway for scores.

Osborne led 32-6 after one quarter and 54-22 at halftime.

The Bulldogs will be at Sylvan-Lucas (2-1) on Friday. Stockton (1-2) will be at home to face Washington County (2-1).

Hill City 53, Thunder Ridge 6

KENSINGTON — Hill City’s potent offense was on display yet again Friday as the Ringnecks moved to 2-1. Quarterback Conner Born rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries as the game ended at halftime via the mercy rule.

Dalen Journigan added 39 yards and a score, while Jayce Hamel scored on a 68-yard kick return. Born also completed 1 of 2 passes, with the completion a 13-yard scoring connection to Tate Reynolds.

Thunder Ridge, which lost for the first time, got its lone score from Brandon Grauerholz, a 17-yard run in the first quarter.

Thunder Ridge will be at home to face Northern Valley (3-0), while Hill City plays host to Clifton-Clyde (3-0) in Week 4.

Otis-Bison 50, Stafford 0

OTIS — The Cougars now have outscored their previous two opponents 100-0 combined after opening the season with a 28-14 loss to Victoria.

Friday night, the game lasted until the fourth quarter before the mercy rule took effect. Otis-Bison led 38-0 at halftime.

Anton Foust completed 3 of 9 attempts for 60 yards and three scores, and rushed nine times for 106 yards and three scores in the victory.

Seth Hoopingarner recorded touchdown receptions of 33 and 15 yards, helping hand Stafford its first loss.

Otis-Bison will travel to 2-1 Satanta on Friday.

Ness City 54, St. John 0 

NESS CITY — The Eagles got two rushing touchdowns each for Hector Rodriguez and Angel Guzman, while three more backs added a rushing TD each. The game was called at halftime via the mercy rule as Ness City moved to 2-1. Ness City travels to Montezuma in Week 4 to face South Gray (1-2). 

Trego 64, Triplains-Brewster 14

WaKEENEY — The Golden Eagles got five total touchdowns from Kobi Shubert, a sophomore, as Trego moved to 2-1. The Eagles led 46-14 at halftime. Shubert finished the game 11 of 15 for 147 yards and two touchdowns, while Dallas Schneider was big in the run game. Schneider had 18 carries for 170 yards and three scores.

Triplains-Brewster (1-2) got a touchdown each from Weston Schmidt and Silas Smith as the Titans recorded 59 rushing yards in the contest. Trego will travel to face Atwood-Rawlins County (1-2) in Week 4. Rawlins County fell 44-26 at Greeley County on Friday. Triplains-Brewster will face Quinter (0-3) on Friday in Brewster.

Hoxie 54, Quinter 0

QUINTER — Quinter’s losing streak reached 31 games with a loss to defending Eight-Man Division I state champion Hoxie. Wylie Weems had four touchdown runs for the Indians, while Dylan Weimer had a pair of touchdowns for the Indians. Jared Kennedy added a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ben Aumiller as Hoxie moved to 3-0. Up next for Hoxie is a Friday home date with Leoti-Wichita County, which moved to 3-0 Friday with a 54-6 win against Logan-Palco, which dropped to 1-2.

La Crosse 44, Republic County 14

LA CROSSE — The Leopards moved to 2-1 in their first home game of 2018. Freshman Colby Stull had a workhorse effort with 20 carries for 133 yards a touchdown. Hunter Morgan completed 7 of 9 passes for 108 yards and a pair of TDs — one to Kaden Depperschmidt and one to Keldon Day.  

La Crosse will take on Ellis in the first of two meetings for the two teams next week. Ellis fell to 0-3 after a 34-13 loss to Ellinwood on Friday. Ellinwood fell 48-0 to La Crosse to begin the season.

Norton 26, Oakley 24

OAKLEY — Norton outlasted the Plainsmen for its first win of 2018, handing Oakley its first loss.

The Norton win came despite 265 passing yards for Oakley quarterback Kade Hemmert, who connected with Ellis Slack for 131 yards and a score. Norton will be at home to face Phillipsburg on Friday. Oakley will travel to Goodland to face the 0-3 Cowboys.

Colby 38, Holcomb 34

COLBY — In a see-saw battle that saw 10 touchdowns and five lead changes, the Eagles outlasted Holcomb to move to 3-0. Colby’s Isaac Rosales had three total touchdowns, while quarterback Jordan Schippers passed for one and rushed for another for the Eagles. Colby will travel to 2-1 Beloit on Friday.

Southeast of Saline 28, Russell 14

RUSSELL — The Broncos suffered their first loss of the season after the Trojans’ Bryant Banks rushed for 156 yards and three scores. Russell picked off SE of Saline quarterback Jaxson Gebhardt twice, but trailed 21-6 at halftime, before pulling to within 21-14 in the third quarter. The Broncos (2-1) will be at Concordia (1-2) on Friday.

Six-Man

In six-man action, Golden Plains moved to 3-0 by putting up a 67-18 win at Rolla. Natoma picked up a 79-32 victory against Deerfield to move to 2-1. Weskan dropped its second contest, falling 58-32 at Moscow. Western Plains dropped a 79-0 contest to Fowler.