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OHS Football 2016

Indians Beat Whippets In Season Opener At Home

By Bailey Leeper

 

The OHS Indian football team kicked off their season Friday, August 26th with a resounding win over the Minden Whippets in front of a huge home crowd as the tribe definitely showed up to cheer the boys on. The Indians had 208 yards rushing and 169 yards passing for 19 first downs.  Unfortunately, there were some missteps as they also had 4 turnovers and several penalties.  The 33-8 victory helped to get the Indians rolling for this season with some new challenges.

I had the pleasure , of finding out a few things about some of Friday’s starting lineup and a coach.

When I asked Conner Max, one of the team’s coaches, what he thought about the season opener, he said he was extremely happy with the team and that it has a lot of good talent this year. I asked about obstacles, and he said one big one last year was dealing with cramps, another was size. “Last year, we had some nice sized players, and this year, [they are]a little bit smaller, but we can use that to our advantage and beat them with speed.”

I also got ahold of some players. James Ryan, junior lineman said he thought it was a good game.

Senior fullback/linebacker Max Lindgren hopes to gain at least 1 rushing TD a game and never fumble this season.

Senior end, Dillon Higgins wants to get as many sacks as he can and make his parents proud.

Ryan Christensen, junior guard and defensive tackle said his favorite thing about the sport is getting to hit people and the strategy behind it.

The Indians followed up this victory with a nail biter against Gothenburg on September 2nd, scoring in the final seconds to keep the Platte River Rivalry trophy in Ogallala where it belongs.



 

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