By Staff

            PRETTY PRAIRIE – It was a complete domination on Friday evening by the Little River football team as they traveled to Pretty Prairie and scored a 54-0 shutout victory.

            The win is the Redskins sixth in a row, giving them a 6-1 mark on the season as they close out the regular season part of their schedule next Friday by hosting Goessel. The Bluebirds will come into the game 4-3 after losing 48-40 in double overtime to Moundridge on Friday.

            Against Pretty Prairie, Little River put four scores on the board in the first quarter, two on scoring runs of 36 and 16 yards by Rylan Konen followed by a one-yard score from Braxton Lafferty before Lafferty closed out the first period taking a 43 pass and catch play from Konen to the house, giving the Redskins a commanding 30-0 first quarter lead.

            The Redskins closed out the game by halftime due to the 45-point rule in 8-man football when they used 52- and four-yard scoring runs by Grant Stephens to frame another long scoring pass by Konen, this time to Andrew Smith covering 33 yards.

As a team, the Little River defense held Pretty Prairie to just 43 yards on 36 offensive plays, including just 27 yards on 22 rushing attempts. The Pretty Prairie pass attack could only muster four completions out of eleven attempts.

For Little River, Rylan Konen and Braxton Lafferty combined to complete three-of-five passes for 90 yards while Konen led the team in rushing with 60 yards. Grant Stephens finished the game with 56 yards running the ball and Lafferty covered 47 yards on just four totes, though he also covered 43 yards on his only pass reception as well.

Defensively, the Redskins were led by Braxton Lafferty who collected 10 tackles while Braden Young was credited with nine, Toby Jesseph was in on eight and Carter Stansbury chipped in with seven.


SCORING: LITTLE RIVER 30-24-0-0=54; Pretty Prairie 0-0-0-0=0.

1st Quarter:

LITTLE RIVER: Rylan Konen on a 36-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Braxton Lafferty run) 8-0

LITTLE RIVER: Rylan Konen on a 16-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Braden Young run) 16-0

LITTLE RIVER: Braxton Lafferty on a 1-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 22-0

LITTLE RIVER: Braxton Lafferty on a 43-yard pass play from Rylan Konen (2-Point Conversion – Andrew Smith run) 30-0

2nd Quarter:

LITTLE RIVER: Grant Stephens on a 52-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Braden Young run) 38-0

LITTLE RIVER: Andrew Smith on a 33-yard pass play from Rylan Konen (2-Point Conversion – Braden Young run) 46-0

LITTLE RIVER: Grant Stephens on a 4-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Kyler Bergkamp run) 54-0

3rd Quarter:

No Scoring due to game over by point rule.

4th Quarter:

No Scoring due to game over by point rule.


LITTLE RIVER REDSKINS: 1st Downs – 9; Total Offense – 19 for 257; Passing – 3/6 for 90, 2 scores; Rushing – 12 for 167; Fumbles – 0/0; Penalties – 0 for 0.

Pretty Prairie: 1st Downs – 2; Total Offense – 36 for 43; Passing – 4/11 for 16; Rushing – 22 for 27; Fumbles – 1/1; Penalties – 3 for 19.


Passing: Rylan Konen – 2/3 for 76, 2 scores; Braxton Lafferty – 1/2 for 14; Logan Renken – 0/1 for 0.

Rushing: Rylan Konen – 3 for 60, 2 scores; Grant Stephens – 2 for 56, 2 scores; Braxton Lafferty – 4 for 47, 1 score; Kyler Bergkamp – 2 for 4; Chris Norez – 1 for 0.

Receiving: Braxton Lafferty – 1 for 43, 1 score; Andrew Smith – 1 for 33, 1 score; Braden Young – 1 for 14.

Defense:  Braxton Lafferty – 10 with 5 solo, 1 for loss; Braden Young – 9 with 5 solo, 1 for loss; Toby Jesseph – 8 with 4 solo; Carter Stansbury – 7 with 1 solo; Grant Stephens – 4 with 2 solo, 1 sack, 1 for loss; Kayston Cox – 4 with 1 solo; Kyler Bergkamp – 3 with 3 solo; Rylan Konen – 2 with 1 solo; Andrew Smith – 2; Logan Renken – 1; Ruxton Birdsong – 1.  

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