SMITH CENTER, Kan. Smith Center and Plainville met in the sub-state round for the second time in three years Friday night at Smith Center. In 2016, Plainville advanced to state with a 14-0 win over the Redmen. It was much different story Friday with Smith Center dominating in all facets, 49-7.
The rout was a far cry from Smith Center's 21-10 win over Plainville in the two teams' prior meeting in the fourth week of the season. The Redmen won a state championship last year and if Friday night's performance is indicative of what to expect next week, they're likely to hoist the 1A state trophy again next weekend.
Smith Center's offense dominated, led by quarterback Trenton Colby, but the defense deserves much of the credit for holding a strong Plainville offense to one touchdown.
"They are a great team and their offense is just really good, so to hold them to seven points is tremendous," Smith Center Head Coach Darren Sasse said. "Our offense, can't take anything away from them either. I just thought the team played well."