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Football Jamboree at Central Plains 8-26-22

With one week to go before the official start of the football season, four eight-man teams met up in Claflin for a jamboree.  The Central Plains Oilers hosted the LaCrosse Leopards, Otis-Bison Cougars, and the Spearville Royal Lancers.

Each side had three turns on offense to run 12 plays.  The jamboree gave these schools a great opportunity to see some different players and plays before they start the season.

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

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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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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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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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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.

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

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