FOOTBALL: Local Teams Eliminated From Playoffs

The last four area football teams left standing saw their seasons come to an end in quarterfinal playoff action last night. The St. Patrick’s Irish couldn’t cope with the speed of Doniphan-Trumbull’s spread offense, as the Cardinals defeated the Irish 35-6 in Doniphan. Sean Keenan’s touchdown pass to Mark Mayfield in the first quarter accounted for the Irish’s lone score. Also in the Class C2 field, a big second quarter led Sutton past Hershey 48-7, ending the Panthers’ surprising playoff run. In class C1, Boone Central/Newman Grove scored 31 straight points in a 38-20 victory over Gothenburg. Preston Franzen and Logan Sheets each scored a rushing touchdown for the Swedes. And in class D1, Medicine Valley sorely missed injured starting quarterback Riley Garey, as they fell to Giltner 66-22.