Indians suffer loss against Garden City Buffaloes


Rylee Burd

Senior Jordan Dale observes from the sideline as his defense participates in the Maroon and Gold Scrimmage. Dale came on as quarterback for senior Jaren Kanak in the fourth quarter.

On Sept. 24, the Indian football team hosted the Garden City Buffaloes at Lewis Field Stadium and lost, 27-21, on Senior Night for the Indians.

The Indians only had one possession throughout the first quarter but ended up having to punt the ball after a failed third down.

Senior Jaren Kanak would score the Indians’ first touchdown, which was followed by a PAT from senior Jack Fields.

This was shortly followed by a receiving touchdown scored by junior Bryce Salmans, pushing the score to 14-7 in favor of the Indians.

Garden City recovered an Indian fumble and tied the score at 14.

The Indians scored another touchdown, but it was taken back after a holding call on Hays.

The Buffaloes scored another touchdown in the beginning of the second half, making the score 21-14.

Senior Roy Moroni tied the score once again with a touchdown of his own.

The Buffaloes were forced to kick for a field goal, and the kicker missed the field goal, but the Indians were called for another penalty. This gave the Buffaloes a chance to score a touchdown, and they did. These would be the winning points of the game.

The Indians would block the PAT and could not manage to score before the time would expire.

Hays is now 3-1 on the season and the 2-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. They will travel to Abilene on Oct. 1 in hopes to improve their record.