The Otis High School football team will be looking to get back on the winning track, Friday at Briggsdale.
It will not be easy, though, as the Falcons are 3-0 and ranked No. 5 in 6-Man.
Otis is 1-2 after falling 57-18 to fourth-ranked Stratton last Saturday. The Bulldogs fell behind 22-6 in the first quarter, and trailed 35-6 at halftime. They scored one touchdown in the the third and fourth quarters.
Otis had 203 total yards, 111 on the ground and 92 through the air. Tayte Smith ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carriers, Peyton Wells 27 yards on four carries, and Charlie Kendrick 20 yards and four carries. Paxton Davis added two rushing yards. Jack Willeke completed three of six passes for 92 yards and one touchdown, a 44-yarder to Sawyer Packer. Erick Thorn had one catch for 36 yards, and Bohden Klinzmann one for 12 yards.
Defensively, Wells was in on eighth tackles, Kendrick seven, Smith seven, Taylor Ringlein six, Thorn five, Dominick Pacheco four, Klinzmann three and Willeke two.
The Arickaree/Woodlin football team will have its work cut out for it if the Indian Mustangs want to stay above .500.
They host fourth-ranked Stratton on Friday at 7:30 p.m., sporting a 2-1 record after winning 38-28 at Hanover, last Saturday afternoon.
The Indian Mustangs had to get it done in the second half. The first quarter was unusually low scoring for 6-man football, with Hanover holding a 2-0 lead. Both offenses picked it up in the second quarter, but Arickaree/Woodlin still trailed 22-16 at halftime.
However, the Indian Mustangs pulled ahead 24-22 in the third, then outscored Hanover 14-6 in the fourth.
They had a total of 285 yards on offense. Logan Wright ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, and Samuel Koolstra added 58 yards and a TD on 11 attempts. Wright completed three of nine passes for 58 yards and a touchdown, while Nic Hermes completed his only pass for eighth yards. Koolstra had the touchdown reception, finishing with three catches for 41 yards. Hermes had one catch for 25 yards.
Koolstra led the defense by being in on 20 total tackles, including two for a loss. Wright was in on 17 tackles, Bryce Shaffer 14, Hayden Page 14, Jacob Jefferson seven, Aydon Escobedo four (including two for a loss), Zarron Skubal four, Estevan Ramirez four, and Jake King and Dillon Noletubby one each. Jefferson had an interception.