The Otis High School football team had a very encouraging start to its season, last Friday.
Now the Bulldogs host fifth-ranked Idalia in their home opener, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Otis opened its season last Friday afternoon with a 67-18 win at Weldon Valley.
The Bulldogs raced out to a 27-6 lead in the first quarter, and led 40-12 by halftime. They tacked on 21 more points in the third, before both teams scored one touchdown in the fourth.
Otis totaled 311 total yards on offense, including 261 on the ground. Freshman Tayte Smith ran for 177 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries. Peyton Wells had 49 yards and two touchdowns on six carries, Carter Wells 30 yards and one TD on four carries, and Bohden Klinzmann one carry for five yards. C. Wells completed all three of his passing attempts for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Jack Willeke had a touchdown catch of 15 yards, P. Wells a TD catch of 10 yards, and Erick Thorn had a 25-yard reception.
Defensively, Smith had a 56-yard interception return, and Klinzmann recovered three fumbles. Willeke led in total tackles with 11, while P. Wells had eight, Klinzmann seven, Thorn six, Taylor Ringlein six, Smith four, Garrett Patterson three, and Wyatt Reynolds, C. Wells and Mason Metzler one each.
Arickaree/Woodlin’s football team is on the road again today, September 2, taking on Hi-Plains in Seibert.
The Indian Mustangs had a difficult opener to opener to the 2021 season, traveling to defending-champion and top-ranked Fleming last Friday, losing 42-0.
They kept it close early, trailing only 8-0 after the first quarter. However, Fleming broke it open in the second with 24 points.
Arickaree/Woodlin managed a total of 99 yards on offense. Logan Wright ran for 52 yards on 13 carries, and Samuel Koolstra 46 yards on 14 attempts. Logan Wright completed two passes for seven yards, one to Estevan Ramirez for five yards, and one to Connor Jesse for two yards.
Defensively, Aydon Escobedo was in on nine tackles, Wright six, Jacob Jefferson six, Arron Skubal five, Hayden Page four, Koolstra four, Bryce Shaffer four, Nic Hermes three, Tombwe Kazura two, Ramirez two, and Dillon Noletubby one.