Friday, October 21, 2016
Munday High School
Haskell High School
Indians Push State Ranked Moguls till the End
By: Michael Lindsey
I will say I had the pleasure of watching, and announcing for one of the best high school football games I’ve seen in a very long time last Friday Night. This was a true old fashioned hard fought game, full of intensity, hard work, and emotion between two rival squads. The Indians were seen by many as underdogs going into this game, big underdogs by several but I guess they missed that memo.
With the Tribe down 14-0 in the 2nd quarter Alec Roewe connected with Ezell Woods on one of the best catch and run plays I’ve ever seen. Woods went up amongst two Mogul defenders, one of which laid a big hit on Woods as soon as he got his hands on the ball. Amazingly while still in the air Woods a.k.a. Easy spun, while still in the air came down on his feet somehow keeping his balance, then running about another 15 yards for the TD.
Trailing 14 to 8 at halftime the Indians would come out ready to play in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Moguls 17-8. Roewe would connect will fellow Sr. Kellen Parks twice both for TD’s, one was for about 52 yards on a fly route right down the Moguls sideline. Then in one of the most rare events you will ever see in small school football, not only did Caleb Wheat a Jr. attempt a 40 yard field goal, but he but it right down the middle with plenty of leg to spare.
So Haskell was close to pulling off the major upset, as they were on top of Munday 25 to 22 going into crunch time in the 4th quarter. This is where I must give credit where credit is due to the Moguls running game anchored by DayâVeon Dockins, and QB Trevaul Mitchell. These guys continued their ground and pound attack with the power and speed of both these players, allowing their offense to tic some very valuable time off the clock and put up 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter.
The unanswered points would not only regain the lead for Munday, but extend it to a two possession game 36 to 25. Haskell would be unable to sustain any true offensive gains in the 4th against the Moguls #1 defense in the Big Country, and that score would remain for the final.
Speaking with Coach Benton on Sunday he said this about the game. “I’m proud of how my guys continued to fight and deal with what the game presented. We fell short on a few plays that came back to hurt us in the long run. Congratulations to a good Munday Football team. We look forward to our future challenges. We have a great group of young men to go face what lies ahead of us.”
Now the Indians will turn their attention to their opponents this Friday Night, which will be the Wildcats from Archer City on the Cats home turf. I hope to see all Haskell fans make this trip to support the Tribe and help them bring home a victory to help position themselves for a Playoff spot.