Solomon (11-1) vs. Central Plains (12-0)
3 p.m., Fischer Field

Solomon (11-1) vs. Central Plains (12-0)

3 p.m., Fischer Field

Solomon Gorillas

(11-1, 5-1 Wheat State League, 4-1 district)

W Rural Vista 46-0

W @ Wakefield 54-6

W Moundridge 48-34

W @ Goessel 60-14-d

W @ Bennington 74-26-d

W Herington 60-6-d

L @ Canton-Galva 38-20-d

W Peabody-Burns 48-0-d

W Maratha Christian Academy 52-6-p

W @ Madison-Hamilton 30-26-p

W Argonia-Attica 14-6-p

W Canton-Galva 28-12-p

Roster

1 Brett Reese, so., E/S, 95

3 Gabe Hughes, fr., E/S, 100

4 Dawson Duryea, fr., B/S, 113

5 Caden Acosta, fr., E/S, 131

7 Braden Neilson, sr., QB/S, 203

10 Dylan Hynes, fr., B/S, 128

11 Cobey Fiske, jr., E/LB, 191

12 Tyler Marfise, sr., E/S, 139

14 Alex Herbel, so., QB/S, 129

15 Nevante Farris, fr., B/LB, 121

21 Cameron Miller, jr., B/LB, 155

22 Jarrett Baxa, fr., E/LB, 144

24 Logan Krause, sr., B/DE, 180

25 Jerrod Farless, fr., G/NG, 170

50 Brock Nelson, jr., C/NG, 248

54 Eli Basvic, sr., G/LB, 171

55 Tyler Lantz, jr., G/DE, 195

56 Nicholas Scarbrough, so., G/NB, 214

60 Trevor Kirby, jr., G/DE, 172

63 Shane Garman, sr., G/NG, 208

65 Jacob Smith, fr., G/NB, 79

78 Jobe Fowles, sr., FB/DE, 206

Head coach — Steve Tiernan

Assistant coaches — David Strait, Mitch Engelken, Ted Long

Stats

Passing — Braden Neilson 51-106-5, 894 yards, 16 TDs; Logan Krause 1-1-0, 2 yards, 1 TD; Alex Herbel 0-1-0, 0 yards.

Rushing — Logan Krause 136-1,119, 25 TDs; Braden Neilson 152-1,066, 21 TDs; Jobe Fowles 127-767, 6 TDs; Dylan Hynes 7-27; Alex Herbel 4-22, 1 TD; Dawson Duryea 4-8, 1 TD; Tyler Marfise 1–(2).

Receiving — Cobey Fiske 21-475, 9 TDs; Logan Krause 18-219, 4 TDs; Tyler Marfise 7-124, 4 TDs; Jobe Fowles 7-78.

Tackles (solo-assists) — Eli Basvic 83-37, Cobey Fiske 55-53, Braden Neilson 64-40, Jobe Fowles 41-46, Shane Garman 48-35, Logan Krause 37-33, Alex Herbel 49-15, Tyler Marfise 37-13, Dylan Hynes 16-13, Brock Nelson 11-5, Caden Acosta 2-3, Tyler Lantz 0-4, Trevor Kirby 0-1.

Sacks — Logan Krause 11.5, Jobe Fowles 10.0, Shane Garman 4.0, Eli Basvic 1.5, Cobey Fiske 1.0, Tyler Lantz .5, Brock Nelson .5.

Interceptions — Braden Neilson 9, Tyler Marfise 5, Alex Herbel 4, Logan Krause 1, Dylan Hynes 1.

Fumble recoveries — Eli Basvic 3, Tyler Marfise 2, Braden Neilson 2, Shane Garman 2, Logan Krause 2, Cobey Fiske 1, Alex Herbel 1.

Punting — Braden Neilson 10-31.5 avg., Tyler Marfise 1-23.

Kicking — Logan Krause 0-1 PATs.

Championship history

First time in state finals

Central Plains Oilers

(12-0, 5-0 Central Prairie League, 5-0 district)

W @ Ness City 30-14

W Victoria 32-8

W Kinsley 72-0

W @ Little River 46-0-d

W St. John-Hudson 46-0-d

W @ Skyline 56-0-d

W Moundridge 52-0-d

W @ Macksville 46-0-d

W South Gray 50-0-p

W Ness City 50-0-p

W @ Hoxie 54-6-p

W St. Francis 42-0-p

Roster

1 Karter Beck, WR/DB, so., 5-7, 132

2 Jerred Bieberle, FB/LB, jr., 5-9, 170

4 Myles Menges, QB/DB, sr., 6-4, 202

5 Alex Hickel, RB/LB, sr., 5-11, 191

6 William Laymon, FB/LB, so., 5-10, 170

7 Devin Ryan, WR/DB, sr., 6-1, 165

8 Bralen Thompson, QB/DB, fr., 5-10, 122

9 Brett Thompson, TE/DE, sr., 6-1, 155

10 Grant Heldstab, TE/DE, sr., 6-1, 182

12 Jacob Oberle, WR/DB, so., 5-6, 134

21 Lawson Oeser, RB/DB, jr., 5-7, 145

22 Dawson McNeal, RB/DB, fr., 5-6, 134

25 Matthew Donecker, OL/DL, so., 5-11, 140

30 Cole Lamatsch, RB/LB, fr., 5-6, 135

42 Mason Doll, OL/DL, sr., 6-2, 197

44 Brett Liebl, TE/DE, sr., 6-2, 195

50 Juan Vasquez, OL/DL, jr., 5-7, 217

55 Michael Menges, RB/LB, so., 5-7, 142

56 Kealy Burris, OL/DL, sr., 5-11, 231

68 Mason Wimmer, OL/DL, sr., 5-11, 260

70 Tyler Holmes, OL/DL, so., 5-10, 244

95 Denver Crenshaw, OL/DL, fr., 5-9, 198

Head Coach — Chris Steiner

Asst. Coaches — Dustin Robison, Bryce Steiner

Stats

Passing — Myles Menges 74-106-4, 1,152 yards, 23 TDs; Devin Ryan 2-3-0, 10 yards.

Rushing — Alex Hickel 98-867, 16 TDs; Lawson Oeser 76-664, 16 TDs; Myles Menges 48-289, 8 TDs; Jerred Bieberle 53-266, 1 TDs; Mason Wimmer 18-60, 9 TDs; William Laymon 11-33; Michael Menges 7-31; Mason Doll 2-23, 1 TDs; Brett Thompson 7-19; Cole Lamatsch 5-11; Karter Beck 1-8; Jacob Oberle 1-6; Bralen Thompson 2-5.

Receiving — Jerred Bieberle 24-334, 8 TDs; Devin Ryan 17-237, 2 TDs; Lawson Oeser 12-143, 2 TDs; Brett Liebl 9-200, 6 TDs; Grant Heldstab 9-165, 5 TDs; Alex Hickel 5-45; Mason Wimmer 1-9.

Tackles (solo-assist) — Grant Heldstab 98-39, Mason Doll 79-34, Brett Liebl 68-29, Alex Hickel 61-27, Jerred Bieberle 55-30, Lawson Oeser 54-24, Myles Menges 40-26, Devin Ryan 41-24, Jacob Oberle 12-5, Mason Wimmer 7-8, Brett Thompson 7-5, Michael Menges 5-3, William Laymon 2-5, Karter Beck 1-3, Kealy Burris 0-3, Tyler Holmes 1-1, Cole Lamatsch 0-1.

Sacks — Brett Liebl 18.5, Mason Doll 9, Grant Heldstab 6.5.

Interceptions — Myles Menges 7, Devin Ryan 4, Jerred Bieberle 1, Lawson Oeser 1, Alex Hickel 1.

Fumble recoveries — Lawson Oeser 4, Jerred Bieberle 3, Grant Heldstab 3, Mason Doll 2, Kealy Burris 1, Myles Menges 1.

Punting — Myles Menges 5-23.4 avg.

Championship history

Central Plains — second time in finals, state title in 2014 (Eight-Man I).

Claflin — 11 times in finals, state titles in 1991 (Eight-Man II), 1992 (Eight-Man II), 1997 (2-1A), 1998 (2-1A), 1999 (2-1A).

Quivira Heights — 4 times in finals, state title in 1993 (Eight-Man).