Friday, September 23, 2016
Haskell High School
Indians Roast Cubs 70-7
By: Michael Lindsey
The Olney Cubs made the trip to Indian Field running into nothing less than the Tribe on the Warpath. The Indians set the pace early going up 21-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. Then in the 2nd quarter Haskell tacked on another 28 points, while giving up their only touchdown of the evening going into halftime up 49-7.
The Indians would continue to dominate through this game in all aspects. Olney couldn’t manage to put drives together against their defense, and the Tribes passing and running games were unstoppable through the night. Alec Roewe completed 12 of 17 attempts for 142 yards and 2 TD’s. Roewe also led the Indians rushing attack carrying the ball 9 times for 184 yards and 3 TD’s. That’s an average of over 20 yards per carry, which is on the verge of amazing.
Haskell had a depleted roster due to injuries missing one of their leading rushers in Jr. Rocky Haggard, we saw Soph. Gary Shaw get 6 carries for 67 yards 1 TD, while averaging over 11 ypc. Jr. Dalton Meinzer ran the ball 8 times for 40 yards and a TD, while Sr. Lane Burson carried the ball 12 times for 39 yards and 3 TD’s.
Haskell put up 540 yards of total offense and you can’t complain about that, but I’m sure as the coaches sit back and study the film there will be plenty of improvements for the team to work on here in their off week as they prepare to begin District Play. Speaking with Coach Benton on Saturday he had this to say, “I thought our approach this week at practice was very good and I think we saw the results of how well we prepared. It’s an old saying, but very true. You perform how you prepare. We are fixing to be in the fight of our football life. It’s going to take nothing short of five great weeks of preparation. We have had 5 weeks of non-district games to find out which players are going to do what we ask, and now it’s time to turn those guys loose.”
The Indians open District play against the 5-0 Electra Tigers, who are currently ranked #8 in the State. The Tigers will be making their way down here to Haskell to play on the Tribes home turf, so lets see if we can give our Indians ultimate fan support for home field advantage. October seventh at 7pm The Tigers vs. our Indians to kick off District Play, see you at Indian Field.
7th lost to Olney
8th Beat Olney
JV lost to Eastland