Friday, October 7, 2016
Electra High School
Haskell High School
Indians Open District With Loss to Electra
By: Michael Lindsey
Haskell had a tough test to open District Play matching up against the 8th ranked team in the State in 2A-2 the Tigers from Electra. Things did not start off well for the Indians falling down quickly 14 to 0 in the first quarter, and three turnovers through the air for Sr. QB Alec Roewe.
That was the start to a rough night for the Tribe, although they would fight back in the 2nd quarter putting up 10 unanswered points, starting with a field goal from Caleb Wheat. Then followed by a drive that would end with a 12 yard touchdown run by Roewe, which would send the game into Halftime 14-0 in favor of the Tigers.
Unfortunately Electra’s talent, and consistent power option running game would dominate the 2nd half scoring 28 points. The Tigers Defense would also all but shut down the Indians offense only allowing 7 points bringing the game to a final score of 42-17. Haskell was never able to find any rhythm in their passing game. Roewe was only able to complete 26.7% of his passes, connecting on 4 of his 15 attempts.
As a spectator and a fan you could see the effort was there. These young men were competing, and trying to pull off an upset that just didn’t happen. Watching the first half you thought there was a really good chance of them pulling it off, but definitely nothing for the “Team” to hold their heads down about. After the game Coach Benton had this to say about the game and his team. I’m proud of my guys. No we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do Friday Night but such is life at times. My guys had two good weeks of preparation leading up to Friday and sacrificed a ton in that time. Everything within their control was handled like a champion. Give credit to a very good Electra group. Sometime in life you give everything you’ve got to give and it’s not enough. The key to success this Friday vs Quanah will be the willingness to repeat that process knowing nothing in life is guaranteed. My guys will be ready.”
So that is what our Indians have to do is move on to the next opponent, which will be the Quanah Indians. Quanah is coming off their District opening win on the road in Petrolia last Friday, and now will be looking to defend their home turf as Haskell comes into town. So let’s support our Tribe helping them bring home their first District win.
7th Grade lost to Breckenridge
8th Grade Beat Electra
JV lost to Breckenridge