PHOTOS: Hill City earns road win over Thunder Ridge

Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.
Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.(Everett J. Royer | (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com))
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:06 PM CDT
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KENSINGTON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - In a physical game Friday night, Hill City went on the road to knock off Thunder Ridge in a game between top 5 teams from each 8-man division.

Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.
Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.(Everett J. Royer | (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com))

Hill City went down 6-0 early on, but took the lead and never looked back behind the play of Aiden Amrein, Jaden Nuss, & Kaleb Atkins. Amrein, one of the top QBs in the division, threw for 117 yards and 3 scores while rushing for 54 yards. Nuss finished with 165 total yards of offense, 98 of those through the air. Atkins was big on both sides of the ball, finishing with three of the Ringneck scores and 107 yards, also picking off a Longhorn pass.

Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.
Hill City defeated Thunder Ridge 48-22 in Kensington on Friday, September 16, 2022.(Everett J. Royer | (©Everett Royer, KSportsImages.com))

Ringneck head coach saw a big effort in keeping Thunder Ridge out of the endzone, saying “Our defense showed up big tonight, we stopped what they do best and they had to resort to passing, and that worked out in our favor.” The Longhorns finished the game 6/22 throwing the ball with two interceptions.