Football falls to Junction City for the first game of the season


Coach Tony Crough watches from the sideline as the Indians run an offensive play.

The football team lost the first game of the season and its home opener to Junction City on Sept 6.   

The Indians started out strong by scoring the first touchdown of the game, but then lost momentum, as the Blue Jays then scored on their first two drives of the game.  

At the end of the second quarter, the Indians managed to stop the ball at the second yard line as time expired, keeping the score 20-7 at halftime.  

Sophomore Jaren Kanak received a punt and made an 88-yard run to score a touchdown, narrowing the score gap to 20-14, with eight minutes left in the third quarter. 

The Blue Jays scored the next 22 points of the game, which was then followed by a 33-yard touchdown for sophomore Carson Kieffer, but the extra point was no good, which kept the score at 42-20. 

The Blue Jays went on to score another six points, and the Indians would not score again. The final score was 48-20 in favor of the Blue Jays.  

The Indians had a total of 263 yards throughout the game, and the Blue Jays had 497 yards.  

The Indians will take on the Great Bend Panthers on Oct. 13 at Lewis Field.