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Central Plains Football vs Little River 9-21-18

Week four saw the start of district play in Eight-Man Division I. The Central Plains Oilers traveled to face the Little River Redskins.

Central Plains came into the game with a six-year streak of not losing a district game. Little River looked to play spoiler as both teams took to the field with undefeated records.

The Oilers struck first with a touchdown after only four minutes played. They would continue to add points until the game was called near the end of the third quarter.

Video highlights and a more detailed recap of the game is available at CatchItKansas.com

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Hoisington Cardinals vs Central Plains Oilers 12-1-17

The Central Plains Oilers kicked off their latest season by hosting their neighbors from down Kansas Highway Four, the Hoisington Cardinals.

Central Plains took hold of the game quickly and never let go as they went on to win by a score of 68 to 24.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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Hoisington Lady Cardinals Basketball vs Central Plains Lady Oilers 12-1-17

A trip of fourteen miles took the Hoisington Lady Cardinals to officially open the 2017-2018 Basketball Season against the Central Plains Lady Oilers.

The Lady Cardinals scored the first points of the night, but quickly fell behind the Lady Oilers. Central Plains put up 88 points to Hoisington’s 23 at the end of the night. Emily Ryan contributed 45 of those points.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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Victoria Football vs Central Plains 9-2-17

Twenty-five hours to complete a game? That happens when Mother Nature decides to provide a light show during a game, in this case the Eight Man matchup between the Victoria Knights and the Central Plains Oilers.

The game kicked off at 7:00 PM on Friday evening but at the 6:15 mark in the second quarter, lighting struck close enough to the field to cause a delay. As more bolts flew through the sky, the coaches and officials decided to postpone restarting the game to 6:00 PM on Saturday.

At the appointed time, both teams came out and went through pre-game rituals and then lined up and restarted the game just like it was the previous evening with the ball near mid field and zero to zero showing on the scoreboard.

The Victoria Knights only took of two minutes from the clock before scoring the first points of the matchup. They took a 12 to 0 lead into the locker room for halftime.

The second half went similarly as the Knights piled on the points. Central Plains scored late in the game to prevent a shutout but fell to Victoria by a score of 34 to 8.

The final whistle for the game sounded at 7:55 PM Saturday evening. Almost 25 hours from when the game first kicked off.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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St. John Boys Basketball versus Central Plains 12-13-16

When two teams face off enough times, rivalries develop. In Central Kansas, the St. John Tigers and the Central Plains Oilers have battled enough times over the past few years to develop a strong rivalry.

On this night in Claflin, both teams squared off in their first meeting of the year. The first quarter stayed tight. As the game went on, St. John widened out their lead until it grew to 30 points in the fourth quarter. The Tigers won the game with a final score of 62 to 31.

Both of these teams will meet at least twice more this year.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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St. John Girls Basketball versus Central Plains 12-13-16

The St. John Lady Tigers traveled to Claflin to face the Central Plains Lady Oilers.

Central Plains graduated two of their best players last year, but this year’s team kept the momentum going as they cruised to a 87 to 41 victory.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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2A Sub-State Championship Ellinwood Boys vs Central Plains 3-7-15

The last game of the Class 2A Sub-State in Claflin saw the Ellinwood Eagles face off with the Central Plains Oilers.

The Oilers took control of the game from the start. Ellinwood would try to claw back, but the Central Plains defense prevented them from getting close. The Oilers won the game with a score of 62 to 26.

Central Plains will travel to Manhattan next week for the 2A State Tournament.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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2A Sub-State Championship Ellinwood Girls vs Central Plains 3-7-15

The Central Plains 2A Sub-State Girls Championship saw a rematch of a game from a week ago. In that game, Ellinwood handed Central Plains their first loss of the season. The met back up with a chance to go to State on the line.

The Ellinwood Lady Eagles jumped out to a five to nothing lead, but the Lady Oilers quickly matched that and took the lead. From there, the game stayed in Central Plains’ control with a final score of 72 to 54.

The Central Plains Lady Oilers will play in the Class 2A State Tournament in Manhattan next week.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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8 Man Division I Regional: Spearville versus Central Plains 11-8-14

The second round of the Eight Man Division I playoffs kicked off in Claflin on Saturday with a matchup between the Spearville Lancers and the Central Plains Oilers.

Both team came in undefeated. Central Plains jumped out to a two score lead. Spearville would battle back and both teams traded scores most of the game. Central Plains missed several two point conversions which kept Spearville within contact and even allowing them to take the lead late in the game.

A Layne Bieberle pick six later and the Oilers held on for a 42 to 40 victory.

Central Plains will play Ness City for the right to play for the State Championship.

Spearville finishes the year with a 10 and 1 record.

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