HILL CITY — In a game relocated, the WaKeeney-Trego High School football team outlasted Stockton for the second straight season to open the year.

After a fire in the press box at Stockton relocated the game to Hill City, the Golden Eagles picked up a 40-34 overtime victory to start 1-0.

The Golden Eagles put up 20 first-quarter points, only to see Stockton rally to make it 28-14 by halftime. Then the Tigers scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a run by quarterback Brady Beougher in the closing seconds to tie the game.

Then, Trego scored the first points in overtime to seal the win.

Keagan Shubert had a big night passing, going 20 of 33 for 180 yards and five touchdowns. He threw three touchdowns to Tate Pfannenstiel, who had five receptions for 36 yards. Hunter Olson caught two balls for 34 yards and a score, while Hunter Folsom had three catches for 32 yards and a score.

The Golden Eagles, who started 3-0 last season, will play host to Montezuma-South Gray on Friday.

Stockton will again be in Hill City to take on the Ringnecks.

Phillipsburg 54, Clay Center 8

A heavy favorite, the Phillipsburg Panthers got off to a fast start in Clay Center. Kirk Coomes rushed for 111 yards and two scores. Cha’ron Ellis added 68 yards and two scores and John Gower rushed seven times for 45 yards and a pair of scores.

The Panthers totaled 394 rushing yards and 19 first downs, holding Clay Center to 49 total plays for 132 total offensive yards. Treylan Gross added seven touches for 56 yards and a score for the Panthers.

Phillipsburg will travel to MCL foe Smith Center on Friday.

Spearville, Hill City 0

At Spearville, the Ringnecks couldn’t match Spearville, a state semifinalist a year ago in Eight-Man Division I. The Lancers scored early and often, putting the final touchdown on the board with 8:26 remaining in the first half.

Jayce Hamel had nine carries for 67 yards for Hill City, while Ethan Hamel finished 4 of 14 passing for 55 yards.

Norton 37, Goodland 34

At Goodland, the Norton Bluejays had to battle back and score late to seal the win over the Cowboys.

Norton senior quarterback Jace Ruder completed 20 of 41 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. The Bluejays had to score 21 points in the fourth quarter to grab the win. Goodland scored 15 in the frame and 13 in the final quarter to maintain the lead before the come-from-behind.

Tevin Petrie had 20 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Bluejays while Ruder added 18 carries for 51 yards and a score. Ryan Johnson had seven catches for Norton for 89 yards with Hayden Wiltfong grabbing four receptions for 37 yards and a score. Petrie also had a 9-yard TD grab.

For Goodland, Levi Archer finished with 20 carries for 249 yards and three rushing scores. He added five pass completions for 115 yards with a TD and an interception.

Elkhart 30, La Crosse 20

At La Crosse, the host Leopards got 101 yards rushing and a touchdown from Christian Suppes, and 47 yards and a rushing score from Hunter Morgan, but it wasn’t enough as La Crosse fell to Elkhart for the second straight opener. La Crosse next travels to Colby for Week 2.

St. Francis 46, Wallace County 0

In a premiere western Kansas matchup, St. Francis made quick work of perennial contender Wallace County in Sharon Springs. The Indians got three touchdown runs of 2, 6 and 6 yards from Jorday Raby, while Brady Dinkel hit Tate Busse on a 28- and 36-yard TD passes to send the Indians to 1-0.

St. Francis takes on Triplains-Brewster in Week 2. Wallace County will continue a tough stretch to start with a Week 2 game at Atwood-Rawlins County (1-0)

Osborne 60, Thunder Ridge 14

In Kensington, the defending Eight-Man Division I state champion Bulldogs raced out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back. The Bulldogs posted 477 rushing yards and eight rushing scores en route to the victory. Darnell Holloway, the Bulldogs’ new quarterback, posted 16 rushes for 208 yards and three scores, while Denton Schurr finished with 14 carries for 133 yards and three scores. Darrien Holloway had 13 touches for 136 yards and two scores.

Osborne takes on Beloit/St John’s-Tipton in Week 2. Thunder Ridge will travel to 1-0 Pike Valley.

Logan-Palco 58, Triplains-Brewster 8

Coming off a seven-win season headlined by the running of David Thompson, the host Trojans seemingly didn’t miss a beat.

Thompson rushed 10 times for 121 yards and three scores, then caught quarterback Riley Allen’s only pass attempt for a 24-yard score as the Trojans steamrolled the Titans.

Allen added 71 yards and two scores on just three carries as the game was done by halftime.

Dakota Enslow led the Titans with 12 carries for 44 yards. Aaron Platt scored the Titans’ lone touchdown on an 11-yard run.

Logan-Palco next will take on Northern Valley. Triplains-Brewster in Almena travels to St. Francis.

Victoria at Claflin-Central Plains

After a long weather delay, the Victoria Knights and Central Plains Oilers postponed their game Friday, and were set to make it up in a 6 p.m. start Saturday. The teams were tied in the first half when lightning moved into the area.

Area football scores

Smith Center 16, Plainville 7

Rawlins County 74, Hitchcock County (Neb.) 16

Colby 45, Oakley 7

Dighton 52, Quinter 6

Elkhart 30, La Crosse 8

Spearville 48, Hill City 0

Golden Plains 58, Natoma 13

Macksville 60, Ness City 20

Norton 37, Goodland 34

Osborne 60, Thunder Ridge 14

Pawnee Heights 51, Western Plains 0

Pike Valley 58, Lakeside 8

Scott City 29, Hays High 8

St. Francis 46, Wallace County 0

Ellis 18, Syracuse 12

Hoxie 54, Greeley County 0

Trego 40, Stockton 34 (OT)

Weskan 40, Cheylin 32

Victoria at Central Plains (PPD, Saturday 6 p.m.)