Pratt shuts out Smoky Valley, 46-0

LINDSBORG, Kan. Pratt and Smoky Valley entered Friday's Class 3A Sectional with matching 10-0 records.

Pratt Greenback Head Coach Jamie Cruce breaks down his team after the game. The Pratt Greenbacks win 31 to 16 over the Larned Indians at Earl Roberts Field in Larned, Kansas on September 2, 2016. (Photo: Joey Bahr,

When the dust settled on the battle of contenders, Pratt proved to be the real deal winning with unexpected ease, 46-0. The Greenbacks now move on to face No. 1 Andale for the right to play for a state championship.

If Pratt goes the distance, it would be the Greenbacks' second state title in three years.

Taking a step closer to making that dream come true, Pratt stayed focused Friday and outplayed Smoky Valley on both sides of the ball.

One scoring play that stuck out for Pratt was a fake handofff executed by quarterback Travis Theis.

Pratt now can look ahead to next week's monster showdown at Andale. Next week's winner here will be the likely favorites in the Class 3A title game.