– submitted by Krystal Wheeler
The Van-Far/Community R-VI Junior High football team traveled to Center to take on the Mark Twain Tigers for their final game of the season last week.
The Indians walked away with a victory to finish a great season with a 5-1 record.
To start the game, the Indians kicked the ball off to the Tigers.
The Indians defense held strong and kept the Tigers away from their endzone.
Both teams fought to score during the first quarter but were unable to.
Going into the second quarter with the Indians in possession of the ball, a hand off to Trey Miller led to Miller finding a hole and scoring on a 72-yard touchdown run.
The extra-point conversion was no good, putting the Indians on the scoreboard 6-0 with 7:39 left in the second quarter.
The Tigers tried to make their way down the field but were shut down by the Indians defensive line on their next drive.
With the Indians back in control of the ball with 3:57 left on the clock, Miller found the endzone once again, with Eric Hombs scoring the extra-point conversion to push the lead to 14-0.
Miller helped the Indians score one more touchdown before halftime when he found an opening with 1:17 left until halftime.
The extra-point was no good, pushing the Indians ahead 20-0.
At the start of third quarter, the Indians were in possession of the ball. A hand off to Cole Chrisman for a 45 yard run to score yet another Indian touchdown.
The extra-point conversion was no good, moving the Indians way ahead with the score of 26-0.
The Tigers fought to find their endzone but the Indians defense was not allowing them through. With 1:38 left in third quarter, the Tigers threw a pass that was intercepted by Caden Wilburn who scored a touchdown.
The extra-point was no good, with the score now 32-0.
With the Tigers back in possession, the Indians tried one more time to get to the endzone. With :24 seconds left they were able to find a hole and score a touchdown.
The extra-point conversion was no good, bringing score to 32-6 in the third quarter.
During the fourth quarter, both teams defensive line was staying strong and wasn’t letting either side into their endzone.
With only 1:27 left in the game, the Tigers finally broke threw and scored one more touchdown, with a good extra-point conversion for a final score of 32-14.