Van-Far 5th-6th grade falls 12-0 to Wildcats
The Van-Far Little Indians’ 5th and 6th grade football team went up against the Montgomery County Wildcats on Sunday for the second time this season. Turnovers prevented the Indians from finding the end zone. The Wildcats took another victory from the Indians by score of 12-0.
In the first quarter, the Wildcats rushed for 25 yards before scoring a touchdown with 4:23 left. The extra point was no good.
Trenton Lower fell on a short kick by the Wildcats to give the Indians their first possession of the game. Verdell Johnson then rushed for two yards, followed by a 14-yard rush by Deonta Fleming. At the start of the second quarter, the Indians punted the ball off to Montgomery County.
The Wildcats rushed three times for short gains before they fumbled the ball away. Quarterback Aidan Lowrance pitched the ball to Fleming twice for a total of nine yards. However, the Indians couldn’t convert on fourth down, which resulted in a turnover on downs.
The rest of the quarter was uneventful as both teams missed opportunities to move the ball down the field.
At the start of the second half, the Indians were trailing 6-0. Another short Wildcat kick and a loss of 10 yards pushed the Indians back deep. Lowrance looked to Fleming once again, and he rushed for eight yards. With a lack of offensive progress, the Indians turned the ball over on downs.
Near the end of the third quarter, the Wildcats fumbled the ball. While the Indians recovered the loose ball, they fumbled it away on the next play.
The Wildcats steadily moved the ball down field. The Indians Kyle Oligschlaeger recorded a big tackle to stop Montgomery County on third down. Morgan Slatten then stepped up to cause the Wildcats to turn the ball over on downs.
Lowrance then threw a five-yard pass to Johnson and Fleming rushed for six yards, but key offensive stops caused the Indians turned the ball over on downs early in the fourth.
Montgomery County took advantage of holes in the defense by running through them. With 5:23 left in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats score to move farther ahead.
The Indians tried to quickly put some points on the board with good runs by Johnson and Fleming, but time ran out before they could find the end zone.