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Indians Defeat Quinter 54-6

The Indians rolled to lop-sided win over Quinter on Friday, October 20. In a game played in Quinter, the Indians scored twice early and cruised to another wide-margin victory.

Quinter won the toss, elected to defer, and kicked-off to the Indians. Tate Busse nearly broke the opening kick-off for a score, but was stopped by Kasen Ostmeyer (6' 0" 175 lb. So.) at the Quinter 28 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Jordan Raby ran around the left end gaining two yards. Raby picked up five rounding the right end on the next play. On 3rd-&-3, quarterback Brady Dinkel completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Wyatt Hackler. Dinkel ran for the conversion points. With 10:38 left in the first quarter, St. Francis led 8-0.

Tayton Weeter's kick-off was returned to the Quinter 23 yard line by Tucker Gillespie (5' 11" 175 lb. Fr.) where he was met by Wyatt Hackler. Gillespie picked up 9 yards around the right end on the first snap. After two runs into the middle of the St. Francis defense, the Bulldogs punted. 

Tate Busse returned Ostmeyer's punt to the St. Francis 31. On first down, Jordan Raby earned 4 yards up the middle. After an incomplete pass, Wyatt Hackler earned a first down on a run around the right end. After a facemask penalty on the Bulldogs was accessed, the Indians had a new series at the Quinter 20. Brady Dinkel ran the right side resulting in another first down at the Quinter 8. On 1st-&-goal, Raby ran left losing 3 yards. Dinkel then overthrew Busse in the right corner of the end zone. Raby then tried the right side and was stopped short of the goal by Luke Kaiser (5' 10" 170 lb. Sr.). On 4th-&-goal, Dinkel found Busse open in the end zone for a touchdown. Dinkel passed to Hackler in the left corner for the conversion points. With 7:22 left in the first period, St. Francis led 16-0.

Gillespie returned the St. Francis kick-off to the 25 yard line. With 7:16 on the clock, Quinter took a time-out. After a 1-yard run to the right side, Ostmeyer passed to Connor Havlas (6' 4" 190 lb. Jr.) for a 5-yard gain. On the next play, a Bulldog fumble was recovered by Kaiser for a 1-yard gain. On 4th-&-3, the Bulldogs punted. Qstmeyer's line-drive kick rolled out-of-bounds at the St. Francis 3 pinning the Indians deep in their own territory with 5:30 left in the quarter.

On the first snap, Jordan Raby earned 5 yards on a dive up the middle. Raby then rounded the left end earning a first down at the SF 21 before being stopped by Kaiser. On the first down snap, Dinkel's pass intended for Busse was way short of the target, but an interference penalty on the Bulldogs moved the field position to the SF 36. Kaiser forced Raby out-of-bounds on the next play, but not before the Indians had another new series at the Quinter 18. Raby then gained 5 over the left side. On 2nd-&-5, Wyatt Hackler tried the left end, but a holding penalty on the Indians nullified the play and backed the Indians up. The Indians fumbled on the following play and Quinter recovered.

Quinter took over with 3:29 left in the first period. The Bulldogs followed with an incomplete pass, a Kaiser run around the left end, and a swing pass to Kaiser. The play combination resulted in three yards, and on 4th-&-7, the Bulldogs punted the ball. The wind-aided punt sailed into the end-zone.

St. Francis opened the possession with two carries by Jordan Raby netting 8 yards. On 3rd-&-2, Raby sprinted up the middle to the SF 29. After a gain of 8 on first down, Raby ran around the left end for a 43-yard touchdown. Brady Dinkel's pass to Tayton Weeter in the left flat accounted for the conversion points. The Indians led 24-0 with 10.9 seconds left in the first period. 

Weeter and Dinkel combined to tackle the Quinter return man at the 8-yard line. A dive up the middle was met by Trayton Doyle for no gain. On second down, Kaiser earned one yard around the left end. A third down pass intended for Havlas fell incomplete. On 4th down, the Quinter punt was deflected by the Indian defenders.

St. Francis took over at the Quinter 7 yard line. The Indians were threatening again. Dinkel ran to the left side on the first snap, but a holding penalty on the Indians nullified the play. The next snap was mishandled and the Indians again lost yardage. The Indians now faced 2nd-&-goal from the 34. The next play was well-defended by the Bulldogs, and the Indians lost 12 more yards when Dinkel was sacked by Gillespie. Facing 4th-&-52, the Indians were called for a false start. On 4th-&-57, the Indians punted. The good field position the Indians held early in the possession had quickly faded.

The Indians' punt was returned to the Quinter 23 where Trayton Doyle and Colton Neitzel made the stop. On first down, the Bulldogs earned 7 yards around the right end. On the next play, Kaiser was stopped for a 2-yard loss by Luke Lampe and Luin Norris. On third down, a pass from Ostmeyer to Havlas resulted in big yardage, moving the Bulldogs to the SF 9 yard line. On 1st -&-goal, Kaiser ran the right side, extending the football toward the goal line, but was forced out at the 2. Kaiser scored on a strong run to the right on the next play. The conversion play failed when the Indians sacked Ostmeyer for a loss. With 7:36 left in the first half, Quinter had trimmed the deficit to 24-6.

The Bulldog's squib kick was returned by Tate Busse to the Quinter 35. On first down Brady Dinkel scrambled right to the 12. On the next play, Dinkel again ran right scoring a touchdown for the Indians. Dinkel's pass to Tate Busse in the left flat tacked on the conversion points. with 6:49 on the clock, the margin stood at 32-6.

After the touchback, Quinter set up offense at the 15 yard line. Trayton Doyle sacked Ostmeyer for a four-yard loss on the first play from scrimmage. Kaiser then earned 10 on a pitch to the left side. on 3rd-&-4, Ostmeyer scrambled for a first down at the 31. After an incomplete pass, Kaiser earned a short yard going right. Wyatt Hacker intercepted the 3rd-down pass from Ostmeyer intended for Havlas.

The Indians took possession at their own 25 with 4:32 remaining in the half. A keeper going left by Dinkel advanced the football to midfield. On the next play, another keeper by Dinkel, the Indians scored from 40 yards out. The conversion pass fell incomplete. St. Francis led 38-6 with 3:58 remaining in the first half.

Tayton Weeter's kick-off went into the end-zone resulting in a touchback. Ostmeyer gained a yard around the left end on first down, but a strong tackle by Luin Norris resulted in a 2-yard loss on the next play. After no gain on 3rd-down, SF called time-out with 2:33 left. Quinter punted into the strong wind.

The punt did not travel far, and the Indians took over at the Quinter 30 yard line. Raby was stopped after a good gain going left by a Kaiser tackle. With 1st-&-10 at the Quinter 18, Dinkel passed to Wyatt Hackler. The pass was dropped in the end-zone. On 2nd-down, Dinkel scrambled right to the 5. Dinkel scored running into the middle of the Bulldog defense on the next play. The conversion points were scored on a pass from Dinkel to Weeter. With 1:33 remaining, the Indians now led 46-6.

Quinter returned the kick-off to the 25, where a sack resulted in a 5-yard loss. With 1:28 left, SF called another time-out. Quinter then picked up 10 yards on a run around the right end before a Hackler tackle ended the play. On third down, the Bulldogs ran to the left side for no gain. With Quinter facing 4-&-10, St. Francis again called time-out with 1:13 remaining. The 4th-down punt went out of bounds at the Quinter 23 giving St. Francis great field position.

On the first play of the possession, Brady Dinkel's pass landed in the hands of Tate Busse in the right side of the end-zone. Dinkel ran the right side for the conversion points. The Indians led 54-6 with 1:03 left in the half.

The Indians' kick-off sailed into the end-zone. After two runs by Kaiser, the clock expired. The Indians had defeated the Quinter Bulldogs 54-6.

The Indians will play Trego Community in St. Francis on Friday, October 27.

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