Hornets win; Plowboys fall

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Highland finished its season with a win over Water Valley this past Friday but Roscoe’s playoff hopes ended after the Plowboys lost to Cross Plains in their finale.
Highland 54,
Water Valley 8
After losing consecutive games to Sterling City and Garden City — who are both headed to the Class 1A Division I playoffs as top-3 ranked teams this week — No. 10 Highland (7-3, 2-2 in District 8) picked up a dominating win at home over Water Valley.
Highland led 32-0 after one quarter before ending the game at halftime by the 45-point rule. The Hornets ran only 16 offensive plays in the contest but still had 299 yards, all rushing.
Highland threw just two passes against Water Valley, both incomplete.
The Hornets got three rushing touchdowns from Eli Sauer, two from Richard Fomby and one each from Jacob Hamilton and Hayden Adams. Sauer had 128 yards on just four runs and Fomby had 72 on three carries, while Sam Spaulding (43), Hamilton (20), Adams (18) and Nolan Montgomery (18) also gained yards rushing. Fomby kicked six of his seven extra point attempts against Water Valley (4-6, 1-3 in District 8).
On the defensive side of the ball, Highland’s standouts were Dakota Bowen (three solo tackles and five assists), Montgomery (four solos, two assists), Spaulding (four solos, one assist, interception) and Hamilton (three solos, three assists).
Cross Plains 33,
Roscoe 12
Roscoe lost its playoff bid as the Plowboys were held to 241 yards at Cross Plains to finish 1-4 in District 7-2A Division II and 3-7 overall. Cross Plains, meanwhile, is 7-3 overall and earned the No. 3 seed from District 7-2A DII.
The Buffaloes went 3-2 in district play to finish behind No. 1 Albany (5-0) and No. 2 Hamlin (4-1), while Haskell (2-3) took the No. 4 seed by beating Baird on Friday.
No other Roscoe information was available at presstime from Friday’s game.