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Jr. High Indians Lose to Dighton

The junior high football team played hard against the Dighton Hornets on Thursday, September 14. In a game on Greene Field, the Indians hung tough, but had trouble stopping a much bigger team from Dighton. The Indians took an early lead in the contest on a 28 yard run around the left side by Ben Busse with 6:59 left in the first period. The conversion pass attempt was intercepted in the end zone. The Indians led 6-0.

With 3:45 left in the first period, Dighton scored on a one yard quarterback sneak. The Hornets took a 6-8 lead rounding the left end for the conversion points.

On the next possession, the Indians fumbled the football at the three yard line, and Dighton quickly capitalized on the good field position plunging up the middle for another touchdown. The conversion pass attempt fell incomplete. With 2:54 left in the first period, the Hornets led 6-14.

In the next Indian possession, a nice pass from Ben Busse to Preston Witzel advanced the football to the Dighton 11 yard line. On the next play Busse found Witzel in the left end zone for a touchdown. Busse scrambled around the left end for the conversion points moving the score to 14-14 with 2:19 left in the first period.

Dighton had an excellent return on the kickoff, advancing the football to the St. Francis 16 yard line. Eleven seconds into the second quarter, Dighton scored on a pass in the right flat covering 16 yards. The Hornets' J.C. Payne scored on a quarterback sneak for the conversion points. The scoreboard moved to 14-22.

On the next Indian possession, the Hornets intercepted a Busse pass and returned it to the SF 30 yard line. On the next play, Busse returned the favor intercepting the Hornets pass and returning it to the SF 32.

The Hornets would score one more time before halftime making the score 14-28 at the break.

Dighton scored twice more early in the third period. Late in the third period, Preston Witzel's pass to Ben Busse accounted for another Indian touchdown. The conversion attempt failed. The Indians trailed 20-42 late in the period. Dighton scored once more before the third period ended and held a 20-50 advantage at the third quarter horn.

Dighton scored twice more in the fourth period to make the final score, St. Francis 20 - Dighton 64.

The young Indians will play Rawlins County on September 21 in Atwood.

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