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Indians Hammer Highly-Regarded Holly

The St. Francis Indians moved their record to 2-0 on Friday, September 13, with a dominating victory over a highly-regarded team from Holly, Colorado. Holly, ranked number 11 in Colorado 8-man football, was no match for the Indians. The Indians scored early and often to take a 62-0 win over the Wildcats in a contest played on the Wildcats' home field.

St. Francis scored three touchdowns in the first period. The Indians' first score came on a 40-yard pass from quarterback Brady Dinkel to end Jayce Nider early in the first period. It was the only pass the Indians attempted during the contest. The conversion try was unsuccessful. Junior running back Shadryon Blanka scored the second St. Francis touchdown on a 42-yard running play. Josiah Sims carried the ball for the conversion points. Before the first period was over, Sims scored on a 1-yard plunge. Blanka banged into the end zone for the conversion points making the score 22-0 at the end of the first period.

Getting outstanding blocking from the offensive line, the Indians would score three more touchdowns in the second stanza. The first came on a 45-yard run by Shadryon Blanka. Josiah Sims' carry on the conversion try was also successful. Blanka also scored two more touchdowns in the period. Blanka scored on a 54-yard run and a 32-yard run. Brady Dinkel scored the first conversion try and Sims added the final conversion. The Indians led 46-0 with 3:30 seconds remaining in the second period.

Colorado high school rules are different from those used in Kansas high schools. Instead of the 45-point rule used in Kansas, Colorado has a 40-point rule. When a team goes ahead by 40-or-more points the clock runs continuously from that time and all four quarters are played.

With the running clock in motion, St. Francis added two more scores in the third period. Brady Dinkel scored on a 27-yard run with Josiah Sims adding the conversion points. Sims then added a touchdown with freshman Ben Busse scoring the conversion. St. Francis substitutes received much of the playing time in the third period and nearly all of the final quarter. No more points were scored in the final period. The Indians had accumulated enough already--winning 62-0. Holly threatened to score twice late in the game, but the Indian defense held on for a shutout victory.

St. Francis will play the Dighton Hornets in Dighton on Thursday, September 19.

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