The Flinthills Mustangs all but assured themselves of a playoff berth in Eight-Man Division I with a 47-22 win at Oxford Friday night. The Mustangs (4-4 overall) improved to 3-1 in District 3, good for sole possession of second place.


 

 


The Flinthills Mustangs all but assured themselves of a playoff berth in Eight-Man Division I with a 47-22 win at Oxford Friday night. The Mustangs (4-4 overall) improved to 3-1 in District 3, good for sole possession of second place.

Flinthills jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter. Tailback Garrett Breech scored on touchdown runs of 30 and 31 yards, and Logan Fullerton threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Preston Hefton. Breech kicked an extra point and ran in a conversion.

Fullerton scored on a one-yard sneak and Hefton ran in the conversion to give the Mustangs a 29-6 lead in the second quarter. Oxford got a safety to make it 29-8 and drove downfield after the ensuing free kick, but Hefton came up with a big defensive play, intercepting a pass and taking it 80 yards, end zone to end zone, for a touchdown to make it 35-8.

After a scoreless third quarter, Breech added a 48-yard touchdown to make it 41-8, then scored from 40 yards out for the Mustangs’ final points. Breech finished with 226 yards rushing on 24 carries with four touchdowns.

Flinthills closes the regular season Thursday at 7 p.m. on Senior Parents Night in Rosalia against Altoona-Midway.

The Bluestem Lions dropped their fifth straight game in their home finale, falling 51-7 to Wichita Collegiate. Collegiate and Wichita Independent have clinched the two playoff spots from Class 3A-District 11.

Collegiate’s Tyler Coughenour returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and the Spartans would eventually build a 23-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The lead would expand to 44-0 by halftime. The Lions avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter on a three-yard touchdown run by William Wedman, with Darius Semisch adding the extra point.

Bluestem was held to 122 yards of total offense. Cody Roberts had 40 yards rushing while Wedman added 38. Kevin Hampton was 3-for-3 passing for 58 yards. Zach Muckenthaler had two receptions for 47 yards while Semisch added one for 11 yards. The Lions (1-7) wrap up their season Thursday at 7 p.m. at Douglass.

The Remington Broncos suffered their third straight loss, 29-14, at Halstead Friday night. Halstead and Hutchinson Trinity have clinched the two playoff spots from Class 3A-District 10. The Broncos (3-5) will finish their season Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sedgwick.