By Staff

            LITTLE RIVER – Despite having nearly half the number of offensive snaps, the Little River football team was still able to put thumping on Solomon at home on Friday, winning 56-6 in a point rule game over with by halftime.

            Solomon ran 48 plays on offense while the Redskins needed but 25 to gain the win, though Little River gained 317 yards in total offense to just 147 for the visitors. Of those yards for Little River, most came on four scoring plays of over 30 yards.

            In the first quarter Braden Young scored the first two touchdowns of the game for the Redskins, one on a 36-yard run and then another on a 31-yard pass play from Rylan Konen. Little River took a 22-0 lead by the end of the first when Braxton Lafferty rumbled in from 10-yards out.

            The Redskins then put the game away by halftime due to point rule as they put five more scores on the board in 12 minutes. Braxton Lafferty scored twice at the beginning of the quarter on runs of 52 and 12 yards before Solomon snuck in a five-yard scoring run for their lone score of the game. Rylan Konen then topped a Redskin drive off with a two-yard run before he finished out the game by throwing scoring passes of 17 and 46 yards to Andrew Smith to give Little River the final 56-6 win.

            Konen ended the game completing four of seven for a total of 112 yards passing and the three scores.

            Lafferty finished the game with a total of 136 yards rushing on just 11 carries while Young had 52 on five totes.

            The two scores were Andrew Smith’s only two receptions of the game for Little River.

            On defense, Toby Jesseph let the Redskins with six tackles while Lafferty, Braden Young and Corbin Herbst each recorded four.

            Now 3-1 for the season and ranked number three in 8-Man Division I, the Redskins will go on the road next week to Moundridge who will enter the game 2-2.


Scoring: Solomon 0-6-0-0=6; LITTLE RIVER 22-34-0-0=56.

1st Quarter:

LITTLE RIVER: Braden Young on a 36-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-6

LITTLE RIVER: Braden Young on a 31-yard pass play from Rylan Konen (2-Point Conversion was Good) 0-14

LITTLE RIVER: Braxton Lafferty on a 10-yard run (2-Point Conversion was Good) 0-22

2nd Quarter:

LITTLE RIVER: Braxton Lafferty on a 52-yard run (2-Point Conversion was Good) 0-30

LITTLE RIVER: Braxton Lafferty on a 15-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-36

Solomon: Scored on a 5-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 6-36

LITTLE RIVER: Rylan Konen on a 2-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 6-42

LITTLE RIVER: Andrew Smith on a 17-pass play from Rylan Konen (2-Point Conversion Failed) 6-48

LITTLE RIVER: Andrew Smith on a 46-yard pass play from Rylan Konen (2-Point Conversion was Good) 6-56

3rd Quarter:

No Scoring

4th Quarter:

No Scoring


Solomon: 1st Downs – 7; Total Offense – 48 for 147; Passing – 6/20 for 111; Rushing – 24 for 111; Fumbles – 1/1; Penalties – 4/17.

REDSKINS: 1st Downs – 12; Total Offense – 25 for 317; Passing – 4/7 for 112, 3 scores; Rushing – 20 for 205; Fumbles – 0/0; Penalties – 3/37.


Passing: Rylan Konen – 4/7 for 112, 3 scores.

Rushing: Braxton Lafferty – 11 for 136, 3 scores; Braden Young – 5 for 52, 1 score; Rylan Konen – 3 for 15, 1 score; Corbin Herbst – 1 for 2.

Receiving: Andrew Smith – 2 for 63, 2 scores; Braden Young – 1 for 31, 1 score; Grant Stephens – 1 for 18.

Defense: Toby Jesseph – 6; Braxton Lafferty – 4, 2 for loss; Braden Young – 4; Corbin Herbst – 4; Rylan Konen – 3; Andrew Smith – 3; Grant Stephens – 3, 2 sacks, 3 for loss; Carter Stansbury – 3, 1 sack, 2 for loss; Kyler Bergkamp – 2; Logan Renken – 2; Hayden Eck – 1.

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