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School / Sports News - September 15, 2014
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Junior Indian Quarterback Ethan Hargett passing against Conway Springs Friday night.
Indians struggle with cardinals, 48-8
The Medicine Lodge Indian football team falls to 1-1 after a tough home loss to the Conway Springs Cardinals.
The Indians showed signs of toughness in week two, but came up short against a very talented and disciplined Cardinal team. Though the score was 48 to 8 in the Cardinals favor, the Indians did not give up until the final horn sounded.
The Indians did not put up any crazy stats, but did have a few bright spots on the night. Their defense played extremely well in the early parts of the game forcing a Cardinal fumble on their first possession and causing a fumble later in the game as well.
The Indian defense was able to hold the Cardinals scoreless for most of the first quarter before giving up a pair of late touchdowns in the final minutes of the quarter. After that, the Indians struggled to stop the Cardinals’ high powered offense.
On offense, there wasn’t much to cheer about until part way through the second quarter when Ethan Hargett threw a 36 yard pass to Micah Richert giving the Indians their first, first down of the game. The only other offensive highlight for the Indians came in the fourth quarter when quarterback Ethan Hargett took the snap around the left edge and bolted 84 yards up the sideline for the only Indian touchdown of the night. Hargett followed his touchdown run up with a nice roll out pass to Tyler Zuspann to complete the two point conversion.
Though the outcome wasn’t what they had hoped for, the Indians showed great resiliency and heart as they fought and scrapped to gain every yard or make every tackle.
The Indians will play Douglass at home on Friday, September 19th.
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