By The Hays Daily News

NESS CITY -- In a play-in game for the Eight-Man Division I playoffs, Ness City and Jetmore-Hodgeman County High School football teams fought to the end to keep their season alive -- and then some.

Ness City outlasted Hodgeman County in overtime, 50-48, after a failed two-point conversion by the visiting Longhorns, sending the Eagles back to the playoffs in second place behind Division I, District 7 champion Spearville.

Tanner McMillen completed 14 of 21 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 203 yards and four scores, including the go-ahead score in overtime and two-point conversion to give the Eagles the win on senior night. Jacob Hoss added 55 yards and a score.

Ness City earned a Tuesday date with 8-1 Oberlin-Decatur Community, which closed its regular season with a 52-6 win against Hill City.

* In Victoria, the Knights put a cap on their district title with a 50-0 win against Otis-Bison. The game was called in the third quarter after a 38-yard TD run by Bryan Dome.

Dome rushed for 48 yards and a score, while quarterback Brady Dinkel rushed for 48 yards and completed 2 of 6 passes for 100 yards and two scores. Kade Urban completed 5 of 10 passes for 41 yards for Otis-Bison, which ended its season at 4-5.

Victoria, which already clinched the district two weeks ago by beating Thunder Ridge, will play host to Hoxie (5-3) on Tuesday.

*  In Phillipsburg, the Panthers put the finishing touches on their Class 2-1A, District 6 championship with a 50-7 win against Smith Center. The Panthers move on, and will play host to Salina-Sacred Heart on Friday in the first round Nov. 7. Smith Center, which finished third in the district behind Ell-Saline, will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2002, according to preppowerindex.com.

*  In Almena, the host Northern Valley Huskies fell down in the first half, only to come roaring back late to tie the game, but a hail mary pass from 65 yards out with five seconds to play gave visiting Beloit-St. Johns'-Tipton the win, and the second spot behind Victoria in the district. A Northern Valley win would have meant Thunder Ridge would have earned the second spot. Thudner Ridge's absence from the playoffs ends a streak of four straight appearances. St. John's-Tipton will travel to face Sharon Springs-Wallace County on Tuesday. Wallace County finsihed the regular season perfect with a 52-6 win against Greeley County.

* At Hanover, previously unbeaten Osborne fell 54-26 in the Eight-Man Divsion I, District 4 championship. Osborne, the defeding Eight-Man Divison I champion will travel for the first round Tuesday to Peabody-Burns (9-0).

Ness City 50, Hodgeman County 48 (OT)

Hodgeman County (6-2) 0 14 12 16 6 -- 48

Ness City (6-2) 6 16 6 14 8 -- 50

NC -- Harris 19 pass from McMillen (pass failed).

H --  Washburn 2 run (Washburn run).

NC -- McMillen 38 run (Hoss run).

H -- Hayes 5 pass from Salmans (Washburn run).

NC -- McMillen 9 run (McMillen run).

H --  Washburn 25 pass from Salmans (Crabill run).

H --  Washburn 26 pass from Salmans (Washburn run).

NC --  McMillen 41 run (run failed).

NC -- Hoss 2 run (PAT good).

H --  Washburn 46 pass from Salmans (Washburn run).

H --  Salmans 1 run (Washburn run).

NC -- Flores 7 pass from McMillen (pass good).

NC --  McMillen 10 run (McMillen run).

H --  Crabill 10 run (pass failed).

Victoria 50, Otis-Bison 0

Otis-Bison (4-5) 0 0 0 x -- 0

Victoria (8-1) 20 24 6 x --  50

V -- Dome 54 pass from Dinkel (L. Kisner run).

V --  McAlonan blocked punt (run failed).

V --  Dortland 46 pass from Dinkel (run failed).

V --  Dreiling 9 run (Dortland run).

V --  Dortland 16 run (L. Kisner run).

V --  L. Kisner 1 run (Dinkel run).

V -- Dome 38 run (run failed).

Triplains-Brewster 65, Wheatland-Grinnell 22

Triplains-Brewster (5-3) 32 14 19 x --  65

Wheatland-Grinnell (3-5) 6 16 0 x -- 22

TB -- Ja. Schmidt 40 pass from Holm (Jorgensen run).

TB -- Gfeller 12 run (Holm run).

WG -- Zimerman 46 pass from Ostmeyer (pass failed).

TB -- Holm 19 run (Jorgensen run).

TB -- Gfeller 8 pass from Holm (Ju. Schmidt pass).

TB -- Jorgensen 34 run (Jorgsensen run).

WG --  Ostmeyer 3 run (Zimmerman pass).

TB -- Ju. Schmidt 16 run (run failed).

WG -- Prewo 25 run (Zimmerman pass).

TB -- Holm 2 run (Hansen run).

TB -- Jorgsensen 5 run (Plummer run).

TB -- Gfeller 20 field goal.

Atwood 36, Quinter 16

Atwood (6-3) 12 0 14 10 --  36

Quinter (4-5) 0 0 0 16 -- 16

A -- Mizer 26 run (pat failed).

A -- Miser 10 run (pat failed).

A -- Mizer 15 run (run good).

A --  McCain 12 pass from Mizer (pat failed).

A --  Sramek 1 run (run good).

A -- Team safety

Q -- Ruckman 12 pass from Crist (run good).

Q --  Goldsby 7 run (Waggoner pass).

Oberlin 52, Hill City 6

Hill City (5-4) 6 0 0 x -- 6

Oberlin (8-1) 14 8 30 x -- 52

scoring plays unavailable.

St. John's-Tipton 46

Northern Valley 38

SJT (7-2) 22 16 0 8 -- 46

Northern Valley (6-3) 8 0 16 14 -- 38

T -- D. Dubbert 21 pass from T. Dubbert (pass failed).

NV --  Wallace 15 run (Bryant run).

T -- D. Dubbert 27 pass from T. Dubbert (Eilert pass from Dubbert).

T -- T. Dubbet 8 run (D. Dubbet pass from T. Dubbert).

T -- T. Dubbert 13 run (D. Dubbert pass from T. Dubbert).

T -- Eilert 18 pass from T. Dubbet (Eilert pass from T. Dubbert).

NV -- Bryant 29 run (Bryant run).

NV -- Bryant 8 run (Bryan run).

NV -- Cole 15 pass from Kinderknecht (run failed).

NV -- Wallace 20 pass from Kinderknecht (Wallace run).

T -- D. Dubbert 65 pass from T. Dubbert (D. Dubbert pass from T. Dubbert).