This past Friday night the Dodge County High School Indians hosted the Cook County Hornets in a key match up of undefeated, in region play, teams. Dodge County came into the game looking to hold on to an undefeated season as Cook County looked to keep a six game winning streak alive. This region 1-AAA game proved to be a true battle of top ranked teams but the Indians would come away with their first loss and a tough one with a final score of 13 to 10 to Cook County.
The Dodge County High School Indians would take time before the game to honor and recognize their senior football players, cheerleaders and band members along with their parents.
Dodge’s defense did a great job of holding the Cook County Hornet’s from scoring position in the first drive of the game. Landon Martin would come onto the field and on the opening drive for the Indians would turn downfield and a couple of first downs the Indians would be within field goal range. Senior, Mitch Tanner would kick a 29-yard field goal and Dodge would lead three to zero. The rest of the first quarter was defensive games as Dodge and Cook would both hold the other team from the end zone and scoring position.
With 4:20 on the clock in the second quarter, Cook County would move down field and into field goal range. A 25-yard field goal would put them on the scoreboard and the game would be tied at three to three. The Indians would receive the ball back and would quickly move down field. With the clock winding down in the first half of the game, Coach Hodges would turn to the reverse, reverse play and Roscoe Wilcox would get the ball and with a 21-yard run cross the goal line and score. Tanner would come in and kick the point after and Dodge would go into the locker room leading 10 to three at the half.
Both teams came back onto the field after halftime and the third quarter turned into a defensive game. Neither team could get into the end zone or within field goal range and at the end of the third quarter Dodge would lead 10 to three.
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