GOODLAND, KS -- For the first time since 2013 the Goodland Cowboy football team defeated their rival from Colby 34-8 on Friday night at Cowboy Stadium.
Goodland jumped out in front early with a 48-yard touchdown run from junior Manny Gonzalez and then quickly added to their lead with a pick-six from sophomore cornerback Linkon on Colby's ensuing drive.
Goodland would add two more scores late in the second quarter on a Brysun Waters 67-yard touchdown run & another interception for a score, this one from senior Mason Hernandez making it a four-score ball game heading into the half.
Colby would score their first and only points of the night late in the third quarter on a Breon Barton three-yard, fourth-down run. But, Goodland responded in the fourth with another rushing score coming from Hernandez, his 8th of the season, to secure a Cowboy win.
The win was not only the first over Colby for GHS in nine years but it was also the first time Goodland had won back-to-back games since 2016. It also put Goodland in a position to break a nine-year postseason drought.
The Cowboys racked up 238 total yards, all of it on the ground, led by 91 from Manny Gonzalez. The Goodland defense had their best showing of the 2022 season allowing just 92 total yards, 71 of those yards coming from Eagle running back Zane Betz on 29 carries.
Goodland (2-4, 1-1) will head to Scott City next week while Colby (1-5, 0-3) will step out of district play to host Lakin.
GOODLAND COACH JORDAN MOSHIER POSTGAME: