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Indians Blank Triplains-Brewster

St. Francis defeated Triplains-Brewster (TB) 56-0 in two quarters of action on Greene Field on Friday, September 8. The game was a mismatch of opponents, and the victor was determined in the first few minutes of the contest. The Indians used a potent passing and running attack to score quick touchdowns as well as aggressive defensive play to limit the Titans to very few positive offensive plays. The Titans never ran a play on the Indians half of the field at anytime during the game.

Dalton Straub kicked-off for the Indians, and the Titans returned the football to their own 12 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Cody Baxter tackled Dakota Enslow, the Titans' 121-pound junior quarterback for a four-yard loss. On second down, Weston Schmidt, TP's 132-pound freshman running back, gained 4 yards on the right side. It was the last positive yardage play the Titans would have for a while. After a procedure penalty on the Titans was assessed, Brady Dinkel and Dalton Straub sacked Enslow at the one-yard line. Facing 4th-&-19, the Titans punted out of the end zone.

The punt was not fielded by the Indians, and it came to rest on the Titan 29-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Brady Dinkel threw a pass to Tate Busse in the left corner of the end zone to score the first Indian touchdown. A pitch to Jordan Raby on the left side found little resistance as Raby almost walked into the end zone. With 9:32 left in the first period, the Indians had taken the lead 8-0.

The Indians alternated kick-off duties throughout the game. Tayton Weeter kicked the football, and again the Indians stopped the return at the 12. Dalton Straub made the tackle on Enslow on the first play of the series causing a two-yard loss. A dive to the right side on second down was also stuffed by Straub for another short loss. On 3rd-&-13, the Titans tried a pass, but Luin Norris provided good pressure on the quarterback, and the ball fell incomplete. The Titans punted out-of-bounds at the St. Francis 36-yard line.

On the first snap, Jordan Raby rounded the left end and sprinted 44 yards to paydirt. Raby ran around the right end for the conversion points. With 7:39 left in the first period, the Indians were up 14-0.

Straub's kick-off was returned to the TB 27-yard line before being stopped by a tackle from Straub and Cody Baxter. On first down, good pressure by the St. Francis defense caused Enslow to scramble left. Trayton Doyle ran the TB quarterback out-of-bounds. After a holding penalty was assessed on TB, the Titans were backed up to the 4-yard line. Lane Cheatum (138-pound junior) tried the right side but lost two more yards on the play. After a pass attempt fell incomplete on 3rd down, Enslow was again forced to scramble due to pressure applied by Doyle. After being forced out near the goal line, the Titans punted for the third time. Aaron Platt's (143-pound junior) punt was short, and the Indians took over on the TB 35-yard line.

The Titans' defense looked a bit stronger on this possession. On first down, Jordan Raby was forced to scramble and gained only 3 yards on the play. On the next play, Raby tried the left side gaining 3 more before being stopped by Zack Johnson (285 pound junior). On third down, Brady Dinkel found Tate Busse in the right end zone for another touchdown. The play covered 29 yards. Dinkel's pass to Dalton Straub in the left flat added the conversion points. With 4:00 left in the 1st quarter, the Indians led 24-0.

Tayton Weeter's kick-off was returned to the TB 24-yard line. Enslow was stopped for no gain on first down. Cody Baxter nearly intercepted a second-down pass, but it fell incomplete. A bobbled snap on the next play was recovered by Baxter at the 24 yard line giving the Indians their fourth consecutive possession starting with good field position.

On first down, Brady Dinkel rounded the right side and rambled to the 7-yard line before being forced out-of-bounds. Jordan Raby scored on a quick-pitch left on the next play. Raby also ran for the conversion points to give the Indians a commanding 32-0 lead with 2:47 left in the first period.

Weeter's kick-off was short and left. Nick Paulsen tackled the TB return man at the TB 31-yard line. Nick Johnson (176 pound senior) pounded up the middle for a 5-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage. It was the 2nd positive-yardage play from scrimmage for the Titans in five possessions. Enslow ran to the right gaining one yard on 2nd down. On third down, Enslow was stopped for a 1-yard gain by Jordan Raby and Trayton Doyle. The Titans went-for-it on 4th-&-3, but were stopped for a loss by Raby.

St. Francis took over at the TB 38-yard line. The Indians were called for holding on first down negating another good gain. The second down play, a run to the left by Raby, netted 8 yards. Following a bobbled snap on third down, Raby earned one more. Facing 3rd-&-11, the Indians went to the air. Forced to scramble, Dinkel's ill-advised pass was intercepted. The play marked the end of the first period.

The Titans set up offense at the TB 10-yard line. Enslow's run to the right was terminated by Wyatt Hackler's tackle for a 3-yard loss. Enslow's run to the left was stopped by Cody Baxter for another loss of three. Cheatum's reverse run was stopped by Wyatt Hackler at the 3. The Titans' punt was blocked by Cody Baxter and recovered by Colton Neitzel at the TB 7-yard line.

Jordan Raby's run to the right was stopped short of the goal line, but a second carry, a pitch to the left side, found Raby scoring again. An option right was converted by Raby into two more Indian points The scoreboard showed St. Francis leading 40-0 with 9:10 left in the 2nd period.

Weeter's kick-off was returned to the TB 15-yard line. An inadvertent facemask penalty on the Indians moved the ball to the 20. A dive by Johnson earned 6 yards on first down before Tate Busse made the stop. After a fumbled snap, a pitch to the left was stopped for a two-yard loss by Cody Baxter. Wyatt Hackler and Dalton Straub stopped Johnson's run to the right on the next play. A holding penalty on TB backed them up another 10 yards. Before the next play got underway, the Titans committed a procedure penalty backing them up some more. Facing 4th-and-long 18 inches from the St. Francis goal line, the Titans punted.

Following a short high punt, the Indians took over at the Titan 22. On first down, Brady Dinkel scrambled right for the sixth Indian touchdown. Dinkel ran to the right for the conversion points. The Indians' advantage moved to 48-0 with 5:43 left in the first half.

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59b5a508eed11​Senior Madi Tice was crowned Homecoming Queen and Senior Tate Busse was crowned Homecoming King after the game. The Indians shut out the Titans for their homecoming game.Photo by EmmaLee Archuleta
​Fort Hays State University Freshman and the SFCHS 2016 Homecoming Queen Jenna Confer crowns the 2017 Homecoming Queen Senior Tate Busse.Photo by EmmaLee Archuleta
Photo by EmmaLee Archuleta
​The Saint Francis Pom Squad performs after the Homecoming game to the rap song, "HUMBLE."​Photo by EmmaLee Archuleta

Photo by EmmaLee Archuleta

​Senior Madi Tice was crowned Homecoming Queen and Senior Tate Busse was crowned Homecoming King after the game. The Indians shut out the Titans for their homecoming game.

On the ensuing kick-off, the Titans' return man fumbled the football which was recovered by Jesse Baxter at the 25-yard line. An inadvertent whistle nullified the play, and the ball was re-kicked. Tayton Weeter made the tackle on the return. A holding penalty during the return placed the football the TB 29-yard line. On first down, a run to the left side was stopped by Jordan Raby for a 5 yard loss. A procedure penalty followed backing the Titans up even more. After an incomplete pass, a run by Enslow to the right side netted 9 yards. On 4th-&-11, the Titans' pass fell incomplete.

Again, the Indians took over with good field position at the TB 29. A first down pass intended for Tate Busse was nearly intercepted and fell to the ground. A carry by Dalton Straub on a reverse play earned a first down at the 16. Jordan Raby sprinted into the end zone on the next play, but a holding penalty on the Indians nullified the score. The Indians scored on the following play, a 26-yard pass from Brady Dinkel to Dalton Straub in the left flat. Dinkel's pass to Cody Baxter was good for the conversion points. With 2:15 left in the first half, the scoreboard moved to 56-0.

The kick-off was returned to the TB 16. The Titans gained nothing on a dive play on first down. On second down, Jesse Baxter and Tayton Weeter stopped the Titans' ball-carrier for a two-yard loss. An illegal-block penalty on the Titans made the situation 2nd-&-22. Enslow was stopped for no gain on third down also. A desperation pass on 4th-down was intercepted by Wyatt Hacker and returned to the TB 8. The Indians knelt on first down to end the contest. St. Francis had smacked the Titans 56-0.

The Indians will play Hill City, in Hill City, on Friday, September 15.

At halftime, the Homecoming king and queen were crowned. The 2017 homecoming king is Tate Busse and the 2017 homecoming queen is Madison Tice.

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