The Macksville Mustangs football team came up against a tough Central Plains team at Bi-District and had a season ending loss of 12-58.
The Macksville Mustangs journeyed to Claflin last Fri- day in hopes of moving on to the next step towards the Kansas State High School Championship game held at Fischer Field in Newton, November 25th. Their pur- pose — to win the Bi-District, Eight-Man Division I game against the Central Plains Oilers. But unfortu- nately, it didn’t turn out that way as the Mustangs went down to defeat, losing to the Oilers 12-58, the game called at the half.
Points scored by quarters: First Quarter Macksville 0, Central Plains 14 / Macksville 12 – Central Plains 30. (12-58)
“Tonight's game was a rough one to end the season on” said Macksville’s head coach Chet Skinner. “We knew go- ing into the game we would need to match Central Plain’s physicality and we struggled to do so consistently. They are a well-disciplined team. They read their keys and make the sure tackle every play. We did not play our best game and I feel for our seniors that ends the sea- son and their careers with an awful taste in their mouth. These seniors have come a long way since their winless freshman year. They helped lead Macksville to a 7-3 season and a playoff appearance for the first time in six years. I am proud of these seniors and of the team this year. I wish them the best of luck in the future."
Passing: Kody Mead connected on 11 of 26 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, his longest 39 yards.
Rushing: Macksville winds up with 13 yards. Mead six carries for -4 yards and one touchdown. Luis Saenz three carries for seven yards. Jacob Rein four carries for 10 yards.
Receiving: Karson Waters had four receptions for 24 yards, his longest nine yards. Kreed Parr had two for 37 yards, his longest 39 yards and one touchdown. Rein had four for 25 yards.
Total yards: Macksville had 13 yards rushing and 101 yards passing for 114 yards.
Tackles: Waters had four tackles (1 assist), Rein four tackles, Parr three tackles (1 assists), Nate Brandyber- ry three tackles, Saenz one tackle and (2 assists), Harley Blaske one tackle, Mead had (1 assist).