Football Wildcats Have Tough Opener, But They Are Back
The new Banner County Wildcats football team played their first game last Thursday on their home field.
It was an accomplishment and a challenge.
The Wildcats had six freshmen and sophomores and one junior hitting the field while the opposing Minatare Indians fielded an experienced set of upperclassmen. Seven of their 11 players were juniors and seniors.
Although the score was lopsided in favor of the visitors, 70-0, Coach Charles Jones said, "Our kids learned a great deal the other night. That was the first varsity game that all but one of them had played. We have to clean up the turnovers, six total for the game. We will continue to improve and keep working to get better every day."
Freshman Wyatt Reichenberg led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 35 yards.
Also a freshman, Jacob Parsons, led the Cats in passing going 5 for 5 for 13 yards.
Junior Alex Rundell had 3 catches for 11 yards and led the team with 10 total tackles. Nathan Clement had 9 total tackles.
Banner County next travels to Crawford for a game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.