Pandemic messing with Stratton/Liberty schedule
The pandemic is messing a bit with the Stratton/Liberty football team’s schedule.
The second-ranked Knighted Eagles are 4-0 on the season, but their last one came via forfeit by Hi-Plains. The teams’ game had been moved to this past Monday due to some COVID cases at Hi-Plains. However, the Knighted Eagles got the call Monday that the Patriots still would not be able to field a team.
Stratton/Liberty’s next game was supposed to be Friday against Kit Carson. However, that game has been called off. According to the Kit Carson School District website, a few high school students had been exposed to a non-Cheyenne County resident, resulting in some students quarantining, leaving the Wildcats with only six players.
Therefore, Stratton/Liberty has found another opponent, traveling to Hanover on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Hornets currently are 2-2 on the year.
Kit Carson forfeited Friday’s game. Stratton/Liberty coach Toby Kechter said the school was trying to determine which of the two forfeits to accept, with the other being considered a “no contest” instead.
Arickaree/Woodlin on two-game winning streak
The Arickaree/Woodlin football team will take a two-game winning streak to its game at fifth-ranked Prairie, Saturday afternoon.
The Indian Mustangs overcame an early deficit to cruise to a 60-12 home win over Otis, last week, improving to 2-2 on the season.
However, now comes a challenge at 3-1 Prairie, which beat North Park 63-22 last Saturday. The Mustangs’ only loss to date came against top-ranked Fleming.
Arickaree/Woodlin hosted Otis last Friday. The Bulldogs led 12-8 after the first quarter.
However, the home team put up 52 unanswered points, 30 in the second quarter and 22 in the third, to win going away.
The Indian Mustangs scored a variety of ways with four rushing touchdowns, two through the air, two on interception returns and one on a punt return.
Logan Wright ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, Tristin Niccoli 58 yards and a TD on three carriers, Samuel Koostra 27 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, and Angel Servin 14 yards on three carries.
Logan Wright completed two passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Servin completed one pass for 13 yards, and Hayden Page fone for seven yards. Nic Hermes also completed a pass. Servin had two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown, Niccoli one catch for 13 yards and a TD, Koolstra one catch for 18 yards, and Jacob Jefferson one catch.
Koolstra and Wright both returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Servin took a punt return to the house. Servin made three two-point kicks.
Koolstra was in on 11 total tackles, Servin seven, Wright five, Hayden Page four, Bryce Shaffer two, Jefferson two, Landry Peeples two, Estevan Ramirez two, Aydon Escobedo two, and Nic Hermes one. Jefferson, Niccoli and Escobedo all were in on quarterback sacks.
Otis’ last home game is Friday
The Otis High School football team will host Flagler on Friday for its fifth game of the season.
The Bulldogs are 0-4 after losing 60-12 to Arickaree/Woodlin, last Friday. Otis led 12-8 after the first quarter, but was outscored 52-0 over the next two quarters.
Friday will be Otis’ last home game of the season.