By RICK PETERSON
(Kickoff at 7 p.m.)
HAYDEN (10-1) at HOLTON (10-1)
The Hayden road warriors hit the road for the third straight week, heading north to face Holton in a Class 3A sub-state clash between two 10-1 teams.
The Hayden Wildcats will face the Holton Wildcats for the second time this fall, with Holton rolling to a 37-13 win at Holton in district play.
Since then Hayden has reeled off four straight victories, including a 39-19 win at Columbus last Friday.
Junior Finn Dunshee rushed for 195 yards on just 13 attempts against Columbus and scored two touchdowns while sophomore Jensen Schrickel also scored a pair of TDs, on a 29-yard pass reception from sophomore Jett Wahlmeier and a 35-yard interception return, and Schrickel also kicked a 28-yard field goal and four extra points.
Dunshee has now rushed for 1,027 yards on 77 carries while Schrickel has caught 30 passes for 648 yards and has scored 16 total TDs while kicking 29 extra points..
Wahlmeier has completed 75 of 111 pass attempts for 1,240 yards and 15 TDs.
Holton, which has won 10 straight games, is coming off a 47-27 sectional win over Girard. .
Holton has four players with at least 500 rushing yards, led by senior Grayson Booth, who has 1,537 yards and 21 touchowns on 107 attempts.
Senior Jace Boswell has rushed for 726 yards and 12 TDs on 88 attempts while senior Jayden Fletcher has 559 yards and seven TDs on 79 carries and senior quarterback Matt Lierz has 525 yards and five scores on 43 attempts.
Lierz has completed 11 of 27 passes for 320 yards, with nine of his 11 completions going for touchdowns.
The Hayden-Holton winner will advance to the 3A state championsip game on Nov. 26 in Hutchinson to face the winner between three-time defending champion Andale (11-0) and Clay Center (8-3)..