Indians fall to Scott City Beavers in season opener


Emily George

The Indians try to run the ballagainst the Scott City Beavers in a game on Friday Sept. 1 in which they lost 26-8.

The Indians football team opened their season up on Sept. 1 against the Scott City Beavers at home. The Indians fought tough through the game, but fell to the Beavers, 29-8.
The first quarter was scoreless between the two teams. During the second quarter, the Beavers took a 3-0 lead off a 26 yard field goal. Approaching halftime, senior Hunter Brown intercepted a pass at the three yard line followed by a Beaver interception that was returned for a touchdown. The Beavers earned the extra point giving them a 16-0 lead.
Coming fresh out of halftime, the Indians forced a fumble but recovered it. Two plays after the fumble, junior Will Sennett completed a pass to junior Mason Ibarra for the Indians first touchdown of the game and the season. Following the touchdown, Brown completed a pass to junior Palmer Hutchison for a two point conversion to increase the story to 16-8.
The Beavers scored the final 13 points of the game to finish it with a 29-8 win.
In an interview with Hays Post following the game, coach Randall Rath said the Indians did a great job coming out of the second half, but the penalty had a huge dent in the second half.

Hunter Brown 7-13 52 yards 1 INT
Will Sennett 1-1 23 yards 1 TD

Hunter Brown 12-29 yards
Dylan Schmidtberger 5-7 yards
Keaton Markley 3-(-1)
Hayden Brown 2-9 yards
Tavian Creamer 1-1 yards

Will Sennett 2-9 yards
Hayden Brown 1-3 yards
Palmer Hutchison 2-10 yards
Keaton Markley 1-18 yards
Wyatt Scheve 1-12 yards
Mason Ibarra 1-23 yards 1 TD