Warriors end season in wild shootout with Dodge City PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 10:27

By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
The season didn’t end the way the West Warriors wanted Thursday at Redskin Field.
Still, the Warriors competed against larger Dodge City teams.
The seventh grade kept the powerful Dodge City offense out of the end zone for a half, but the Cardinals were able to get two quick scores to start the second half and added a late touchdown in the fourth quarter to knock off the Warriors 24-0.
“Dodge was pretty big, and they wore us down,” West coach Butch King said. “We didn’t really hit any big plays at all, that held us back.”
West moved the ball but could not sustain a drive long enough to reach the end zone.
West finished the season 4-3.
“I’m happy we finished with a winning record,” King said. “That’s always one of your goals, and we accomplished that. I thought the kids improved dramatically through the entire season. I am proud of their efforts.”
The eighth grade found themselves in a defensive battle, but a late drive by Dodge City turned the game for the Cardinals in an 8-6 West loss.
With four minutes to play in the game, Wets punted to Dodge City, and without a time out, the Cardinals used four big pass plays to move the ball form their own 35 yard line to the end zone. Dodge City scored their two-point conversion, and West used the last 1:24 to move the ball to the Dodge City 40 yard line but could not score.
The Warriors ended their season 4-3.

 
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