Indian football closes out season with a loss against Wamego Red Raiders


Lindsey Pfannenstiel

Senior Hunter Brown tries to weed through McPherson defenders in a recent game against the McPherson Bullpups. The Indians lost to the Wamego Red Raiders 24-21 on Oct. 27 to end their season.

The Indian football team ended their season on Oct. 27, falling to the Wamego Red Raiders 24-21, allowing the Red Raiders to advance to the 4A-D1 playoffs.

At the beginning of the game, both the Indians and the Red Raiders were racking up the errors, foreshadowing a long game of tough competition.

In the first half, senior Hunter Brown could find a hole in the defense and carry the ball into the end zone for a touchdown, in addition to senior Logan Clark’s extra point that would put the Indians up 7-0 in the second quarter.

Following an Indian error, the Red Raiders would recover the ball and carry it into their own end zone resulting in a failed two-point conversion, keeping the Indians up 7-6 at half time.

The Red Raiders lead an 85-yard punt return that would result in a touchdown, putting them up 13-12 at the beginning of the second half.

Throughout the second half, the Red Raiders would lead the Indians 24-13 up until the last couple of minutes of the final quarter when the Indians would score a touchdown putting them up 24-21, but still would not be enough to shut the Red Raiders out.

Indians ended their season at 3-6, and Wamego moved onto the 4A-D1 playoffs.