Rock Creek ended the worst kind of streak on Friday night with a 44-6 road win over St. Marys.
The Mustangs’ win is their first since 2017, ending a nine-game losing streak that dated back to their winless 2018 campaign.
In the win, Rock Creek running back Skyler Forge logged 13 carries for 72 yards and four touchdowns, including a 36-yarder that pushed the visitors’ lead to 9-0 following a safety.
Rock Creek quarterback Charlie Killingsworth completed 16 of 21 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown, a two-yard strike to Brooks Whaley in the fourth frame.
The Mustangs (1-1), who punted just once in the win, forced the Bears (0-2) into two interceptions, both courtesy of Dylan Plummer.
Rock Creek will host Rossville (1-1) on Friday night.
Centralia 54, Riley County 32
Riley County couldn’t follow its season-opening win with another victory, dropping a 54-32 road decision to Centralia Friday night.
The Falcons secured a lead as late as 20-12 in the second quarter, on a touchdown pass from Garrett Harmison to Trey Harmison.
From there, though, it was nearly all Centralia.
The Panthers outpaced the Falcons 42-12 the rest of the way, getting a pick-six in the third frame and, after Harmison found Avrey Brockenicky for a touchdown pass, an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth.
That pushed Centralia’s lead to 48-32, and it never looked back.
Riley County (1-1) will host Silver Lake (2-0) on Friday night.
Frankfort 54, Onaga 6
Frankfort used a 54-6 win over Onaga Friday night to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Wildcats took a wide 34-0 lead into the second quarter, and they cruised the rest of the way. By the time halftime rolled around, the hosts held a 48-6 lead.
Frankfort (2-0) faces a road matchup with Doniphan West (0-2) on Friday.
Wamego 28, Chapman 14
Wamego preferred a ground attack in its 28-14 win over Chapman Friday night.
Senior running back Isaiah Childs recorded three rushing touchdowns, helping the Red Raiders move to a spotless 2-0 on the year.
The hosts tallied the first three touchdowns of the game, racing out to a 21-0 lead before Chapman got on the board.
Wamego will visit Clay Center (1-1) on Friday.
Valley Heights 54, Horton 0
Valley Heights wasted no time dispatching Horton, 54-0, Friday night.
The Mustangs brought a 24-0 lead into the second quarter, and they led 48-0 at halftime.
Valley Heights’ defense made sure the rest of the contest was effectively garbage time with a running attack that can kill clock and finish a blowout game.
Valley Heights (2-0) will take on Atchison County (1-1) on the road on Friday.
Mission Valley 42, Wabaunsee 28
Wabaunsee couldn’t get it done in the fourth quarter of its 42-28 loss to Mission Valley Friday night.
The Chargers and Vikings entered the fourth quarter knotted at 28 apiece, but the Vikings tallied a pair of touchdowns and kept the Chargers off the board, sealing the win.
Wabausee and head coach Jess Rutledge (0-2) will go for its first win of the season next Friday against Central Heights (0-2).
Axtell 58, Blue Valley 6
Blue Valley Randolph’s 58-6 loss to Axtell Friday night was called at halftime.
The Rams (0-2) will try for their first win of the year next week at home against Wetmore (1-1).