JETMORE, Kan. The Hodgeman County Longhorns defeated the Spearville Royal Lancers 54 to 8 to snap a four game loosing streak to their rivals.
Hodgeman County quarterback #8 Issac Salmans hands off the ball to #13 Eli Salmans in the first quarter. The Hodgeman County Longhorns defeated the Spearville Royal Lancers 54 to 8 at Sayler Field in Jetmore, Kansas on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)
The Longhorns entered the night undefeated with a 6 and 0 record. Spearville hoped to put the first loss of the season on their Eight Man Division I rivals.
Spearville won the coin toss and took the ball to start the game. The Royal Lancers would go on a long, grinding drive capped by a Kolby Stein one yard rush. They took an 8-0 lead after taking almost seven minutes off the clock.
Hodgeman County took the ball on the next possession and moved at a quicker pace. Issac Salmans would take a short few yard run into the end zone to tie up the game. They took under four minutes to level the score.
After that point, the Longhorn defense took over and locked down the Royal Lancers. Spearville never got closer than 15 yards from the end zone for the rest of the game.
The Longhorn offense clicked on all cylinders for the rest of the game.
Hodgeman County took the lead on an one-yard run by Issac Salmans with 6:52 left in the second quarter.
Five minutes later, Issac Salmans would add a 22-yard rush for another touchdown.
Spearville tried to do something with the ball with under two minutes left in the half, but ended up turning over the ball on downs.
Hodgeman County decided to not run out the clock on the half. Instead, Issac Salmans let loose with a 44-yard pass to Spencer Bowman with four seconds left on the clock.
The Longhorns took a 32 to 8 lead into the locker room for halftime.
In the third quarter, Issac Salmans tallied a 36-yard rush for his fourth rushing touchdown of the night. Eli Salmans would add a 23-yard rushing touchdown a few minutes later. Issac Salmans completed the game on a 31-yard pass to Dalton Lee to end the game with a score of 54 to 8 with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Coach Matt Housman enjoyed the victory and the ice water bath his players gave him after the final whistle. "Spearville has been a good team for a lot of years," said Coach Housman, "I'm glad to get the win tonight."
Hodgeman County remains undefeated with a 7 and 0 record and will travel to Ness City next week.
Spearville falls to 5 and 2 and faces South Gray next week.