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PHOTOS: Mendez, Wheatland-Grinnell topple Bucklin to move on

Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)
Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 12:04 PM CDT
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GRAINFIELD, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - A big day from Isaac Mendez proved too much for Bucklin as the Wheatland-Grinnell Thunderhawks beat the Red Aces 53-22 to move on in the 8-Man Division II playoffs.

Mendez scored 6 total touchdowns, 5 on the ground and 1 through the air as part of a strong performance for the senior. W-G will now head to South Barber for a state quarterfinal matchup next Friday night.

Photos are courtesy Everett Royer.

Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on...
Wheatland-Grinnell defeated Bucklin 53-22 in an 8 Man D2 Regional Match up in Grainfield on Friday, November 5, 2021. (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com) (Everett J. Royer)

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