Now the Otis High School football team has some time to prepare for the postseason.
The Bulldogs concluded the regular season last Friday with a 75-28 win over Walsh in a non-league game played at a neutral location. They are 7-2 overall, and went 3-2 in A-6 League 2.
Next up is the 6-man playoffs, which begin next weekend, November 4-5. The Bulldogs will open at home as they are No. 5 in the Rating Percentage Index as of this week. Their opponent, day and kickoff time are yet to be determined, as some 6-man teams still have games this weekend.
Otis picked up the game with Walsh after Flagler had to cancel the rest of it season a few weeks ago.
The game allowed the Bulldogs to get back on the winning track after losses to Stratton and Arickaree.
They jumped out to a 38-16 lead in the first quarter, and pushed the advantage to 68-16 by halftime.
Tayte Smith ran for 182 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries, Erick Thorn 103 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, Mitchell Stivers 47 yards and a TD on six carries, and Emiliano Varela 20 yards and a score on three carries. Peyton Wells added eight rushing yards, and Garrett Patterson five. Austin Hornung completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Sawyer Packer, and Smith completed one pass for eight yards to Charlie Kendrick. Kendrick made five of seven 2-point conversion kicks.
Defensively, Wells was in on six tackles, Bohden Klinzmann five, Hornung three, Kendrick two, Varela two, Blake Stivers two, Taylor Ringlein two, M. Stiversone, Grady Bechtle one, Packer one, Wyatt Reynolds one, Eric Bintliff one and Matthew Seward one.
The Arickaree Bison have an off week to prepare for the 2022 playoffs.
The Bison finished the regular season last Friday with a 66-14 loss at top-ranked Stratton. They went 7-2 in the regular season, 4-2 in A-6 League 2, including a forfeit win against Flagler. They have this weekend off before opening the playoffs on November 4 or 5.
Arickaree most likely will open the postseason at home, as the Bison now are No. 6 in the Rating Percentage Index. Their opponent, day and kickoff time are yet to be determined as some 6-man teams still have a game this week.
The Bison ran into the Stratton buzzsaw last Friday, falling behind 38-6 in the first quarter on their way to a 52-point loss to the Eagles.
Arickaree’s potent Jacob Jefferson was kept in check for once, running for only 16 yards on just two carries, and catching one pass for 38 yards. Nic Hermes ran for 13 yards. Logan Wright completed seven of 14 passes for 69 yards, and Hermes completed three of 10 for 51 yards. Dillon Noletubby caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown, Wright one for 10, Hayden Page one for nine, and Bryce Shaffer one for eight.
Arickaree’s other touchdown came courtesy of Shaffer’s kickoff return.
Defensively, Zarron Skubal was in on nine total tackles, Noletubby eight, Hermes six, Shaffer six, Austin Wright five, Page four, Jefferson three, Clay Axtell three, and Keith Page two.