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Van-Far’s Little Indians football teams fall to solid Highland Cougars squads

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Van-Far’s Colin Martin finds an open lane against Highland.

Van-Far’s Colin Martin finds an open lane against Highland.

— submitted by
Krystal Wheeler

The Van-Far Little Indians traveled to Lewistown on Saturday, September 6 to take the Highland Cougars.
3rd/4th Fourth Grade Team
The Cougars won the toss and choose to receive the ball. They came out strong and were able to score a touchdown right in the beginning of the game with 11:42 on the clock. With the extra point,Highland started the game up 7-0.
With the Indians in possession of the ball, Colin Martin was able to move the ball up the field for a total of 29 yards.
Morgan Regot and Gage Gibbson each picked up five yards but were unable to get in the endzone and were forced a turn the ball over on downs.
Going into second quarter, the Cougars took possession with 8:11 on the clock and were able to find the endzone once again with the extra point no good putting the score at 13-0.
In spite of the offensive line making great blocks allowing Martin to pick up a total of 40 yards, Gibson with 20 yards, and Pacey Cope with five yards, the Little Indians just couldn’t get in the endzone having to turn the ball over on downs.
The defensive line was able to hold the Cougars off until halftime.
In the second half, both teams fought to find the endzone.
Eli Johnson and the offensive line had some powerful blocks allowing Martin to find the endzone with :25 seconds left in the game. The failed extra point made the final score 13-6.
5th and 6th Grade Team
The 5th and 6th grade Little Indians took the field down four of their lineman.
The Cougars won the toss and chose to receive the ball. They were able to push their way down field with 12:40 on clock  to score the first touchdown of game with an extra point good making score 7-0.
With Van-Far in possession of the ball, Bryson Lay and Darius Starks both fought to find an opening. They both were able to gain 15 yards a piece but were forced to turn the ball over on downs.
The Cougars were able to score again with 4:13 left  in the first quarter. A successful extra point good made the score 14-0. In spite of tough, great runs made by Garrett Schmidt (15 yards), Lay (35 yards), and Starks (55 yards) the Little Indians couldn’t find the endzone in the second quarter.
The Little Indians defensive line fought hard to hold the Cougars back but they were able to find the endzone two more times making the score 27-0 at halftime.
Going into the second half, the Little Indians gave all they had. Brian Couch had a great recovery on a fumble, the defense fought hard but they just couldn’t hold the Cougars off.
The Little Indians lost 47-0. They will play on Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. against Monroe City at the Van-Far High School field.