Friday, October 28, 2016
Haskell High School
Archer City High School
Indians Scalp Wildcats
By: Michael Lindsey
The Indians walked away from Archer City with a big win last Friday Night 44-21, but the Wildcats did keep the game interesting through the first half, putting up 15 points in the 2nd quarter. The score at halftime was 27-15. Then the Tribe would only allow 6 more points in the entire second half, while Haskell would cash in on 17 more points bringing the game to its final, and a spread out victory.
3 of the second half’s 17 points came from Jr. Caleb Wheat with the super leg, hitting a career long field goal of 49 yards. A kicker like this young man comes few in far between in all levels of high school football. Probably seen in small school football once in a decade and I’m not even sure it happens that often. Stats on Maxpreps.com say Wheat has hit 34 out of 35 extra points, and at this level that is as efficient of a kicker as you’re going to see.
Another player putting together another solid performance this season was Sr. QB Alec Roewe. Roewe completed 17 out of 27 passes for 254 yards with 3 TD’s and the all important 0 interceptions. Alec also ran the ball for 69 yards on 14 carries and 1 TD. Roewes favorite target throughout the night was fellow Sr. Kellen Parks, who caught 9 passes for 150 yards, and all 3 TD passes thrown by Roewe.
I think that you also need to recognize the defense as a whole for falling just short of completely shutting out Archer City in the second half. Only allowing 6 points, which was scored in the 4th quarter, that was too little too late for the Wildcats. Benton said on Sunday “game day is funny. Sometimes you get to the field and you don’t have your best stuff. I’m proud of my guys for weathering that storm and grinding out a win. They have put themselves in position to accomplish what they set out to do when we started this.”
Now the Indians will move on to their next and final regular season opponent Petrolia, whom will travel to Haskell and Battle on Indian Field. This all important game will determine what lies ahead for both teams season. There are a lot of scenarios but I can guarantee one, with a win Haskell would be the 3rd place representative. So let’s all be at Indian Field on Friday Night to help cheer our Indians on to victory.