Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Longhorns fall in season opener, 28-13


Michele Daum

The Kimball Longhorn football team races onto the field prior to Friday's season opener against Gordon-Rushville.

Kimball overcame early mistakes to take a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter before Gordon-Rushville came back to win 28-13 to spoil homecoming night at Keith Staehr Field last Friday.

"We didn't play clean," Kimball coach Nick Kuxhausen said. "We had a lot of turnovers (five) and penalties (20 for both teams) and we just didn't get the job done. There is going to be a lot of work this week.

"We didn't play as well as I know we could have and we will just have to try harder."

The first team to score was Gordon-Rushville. The Longhorns had the ball first and were driving when Kimball quarterba...

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