CENTERVILLE — Playoff football started this weekend in the 8-Man North. Centerville locked up the conference’s No. 3 seed with a win over Chester-Joplin-Inverness on Saturday in Centerville, 32-8.
Inclement weather couldn’t slow the Miners down. With the field plastered in snow, ball security proved to be an issue. CJI tried to punt in the first quarter, but a bad snap led to great field position for Centerville. The Miners capitalized with a 2-yard touchdown run by Blayne Kohut.
Kohut added his second rushing touchdown of the day in the second quarter to put Centerville up 12-0. On Centerville’s next possession, quarterback Carson McGinness found Grant Cotton across the middle, and Cotton went untouched into the end zone to put Centerville up 18-0.
The Miners would tack on two more scores en route to victory. Centerville can turn its preparation to the state playoffs, while CJI will play Chinook next weekend for the 8-Man North’s fifth and final playoff spot.
Saturday football scores
Absarokee 66, Lone Peak 38
Bainville 57, Alexander (N.D.) 34
Centerville 32, Chester-Joplin-Inverness 8
Culbertson 28, Circle 18
Fort Benton 64, Belt 18
Geraldine-Highwood 35, Denton-Geyser-Stanford 6
Grass Range-Winnett 69, Broadview-Lavina 0
Hays-Lodgepole 46, Cascade 36
Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 46, Harlowton 0
Jordan 44, Savage 35
Plentywood 64, Lame Deer 0
Shields Valley 56, Fromberg 13
Valier 47, Heart Butte 12
White Sulphur Springs 44, Gardiner 7