The game was billed as one of the best matchups of week five. South Central, ranked #6 in 8-Man Division 1, making the short trip to Medicine Lodge from Coldwater to face the 9th ranked Indians. Both teams enter the Peace Treaty game with identical 3-1 losses, each loss by two scores to Hodgeman County. But it was the Timberwolves that came out and proved they were the better team from the get-go.
Less than a minute into the game, the Indians snapped the ball out of the endzone resulting in a safety. It went six minutes scoreless before a frenzy of points hit the scoreboard. Chayde Snyder hit Jonny Robles for a 74 yard touchdown pass for the game's first touchdown. Less than three minutes later, Snyder weaved his way through the middle of the field for a 23 yard score. The very next play, it was Snyder again, this time pressuring Indian QB Garrett Burden before picking the ball off behind the line of scrimmage and returning it for a touchdown.
Snyder wasn't done. On the last play of the first quarter, he hit Eli Jellison who made a spectacular one handed grab before reaching for the goal line and scoring. Through 12 minutes of play, the 3-1 Indians were already down 32-0. Through all facets of the game, offense, defense, special teams, South Central was just outplaying Medicine Lodge.
The Indians would get on the board once before halftime before surrendering two more touchdowns, one a 37 yard punt return for six by Gage Girk.
Snyder would score two more rushing touchdowns in the second half to ice the game, which hit the 45 point mercy rule with 8:24 to play.
For the game, Snyder completed 6 of his only 7 pass attempts for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed it 24 times for another 109 yards and the three rushing scores. Toss in the pick six, and that's six total touchdowns for the junior signal caller in the 59-14 victory.
South Central moves to 2-0 in district play and 4-1 overall on the year. They'll host the undefeated as of Thursday Caldwell Blue Jays next week. Medicine Lodge will look for a bounceback win traveling to Udall.