The Van-Far Indians football team went up against the Bowling Green Bobcats on Friday night, in what started out as a back and forth game during the first half.
The Bobcats took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Sharrod Connor was able to find room and return the kickoff for a touchdown. The extra-point was no good making the score 7-6.
Halfway through the first, a 60-yard run by quarterback Lucas Robinson gave the Indians a 12-7 lead.
The Bobcats answered with two scoring drives to regain the lead with a score of 21-12.
Connor burned up the field once again, by returning another kickoff for touchdown number two, which moved the score to 21-18.
With a little more than five minutes left in the second quarter, the Indians were only trailing by three points.
However, the Bobcats scored two touchdowns, one of which came from an on-side kick to give Bowling Green a 17-point lead at halftime.
The Bobcats were successful in shutting down the Indians’ offense throughout the second half. The Bobcats won the game by a final score of 53-18.
Robinson ran for 70 yards rushing and one touchdown. Connor collected five solo tackles, two kick-return touchdowns, and an interception. Kyle Decker had 11 solo tackles and one fumble recovery. Conner Albrecht had 12 solo tackles.
“Albrecht had his best game of the season as he played downhill and filled, making plays at the Mike linebacker position. Sharrod also played out of his mind in the return game as he has now scored the last three times he has touched the ball on special teams.” said head coach Blake Logan.
“Overall, we came out and played a better game collectively. However, we still continue to hurt ourselves by wasting good opportunities. Many of the younger kids are starting to show more maturity as the season goes along. We need to clean these things up to have a chance to beat Winfield this week.”
The Van-Far Indians (1-8) will now prepare for their game next Friday against the Warriors (2-6) in Winfield.