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NCMS Battles Against the Holton Wildcats

By: Isaac Lueger and Preston Koch

October 03, 2018

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    On a warm afternoon, the Nemaha Central Middle School football players went at it against the Holton Wildcats on Thursday, September 27.  After a close game against the Sabetha Bluejays, NC was looking to show Holton what they could do. After a long bus ride to Holton and a good speech from Coach Hadden Hiltgen, the players were fired up to start their game.

    The game started out with a kick from the Nemaha Central Thunder team in which the Wildcats returned the kick, not making much ground. The Thunder started off good with some big tackles, until Holton caught them off guard and ran for the first touchdown of the game.  Holton went for a two-point conversion and managed to get the ball in the end zone making the score 8-0. The Wildcats kicked off and stopped the Thunder for a short gain on the return and the Thunder was ready to get revenge on the Wildcats. The fire quickly wore off though as the  Thunder’s offensive line was not blocking well and therefore the Wildcats made some big stops. The Thunder punted and Holton ran it back for a good amount of yards before the Thunder boys took the returner down. There were a couple of good plays by the Thunder before Holton made a big play of their own adding another touchdown to their score. The Wildcats two-point conversion failed this time and the quarter ended with a Holton lead, 14-0.

    As the second quarter rolled around, the Thunder was making some big stops against Holton only letting them score one touchdown.  Holton scored off of a run and had another two-point conversion completed, making the score 22-0. The Thunder did not let Holton score any more touchdowns, but they were also unable to score any touchdowns of their own.  The halftime score was 22-0 with Holton in the lead.

    After halftime, the Thunder was pumped up to put some points on the board and show the Wildcats what they were made of.  There were a couple of plays before Holton made their move and scored another touchdown and two-point conversion making the score 30-0.  The Thunder was not discouraged though and lashed back scoring their first touchdown against the Wildcats and even completing a two-point conversion!  This was also the first time any team has scored on Holton this season. The Wildcats quickly fired back though and scored another touchdown and two-point conversion making the score 38-8 with Holton still in control.

    With the Thunder down, Holton was feeling confident that they had the game in the bag, but the Thunder wasn’t going to let them get too far ahead.  Holton played good defense though and NC never had the chance to put any more points up on the board. The Thunder’s defense played well once again only allowing Holton to score one touchdown and two-point conversion making the score 46-8, Holton.

    As the time gradually ticked away it wasn’t looking like any team was going to score again.  With Holton having the lead as time ran out, the Wildcats handed NC another loss. With two losses in a row, the Thunder team hopes to bounce back and crush the other teams they have left to play.  The Thunder team is ready to show the Big 7 League teams that they can still be competitive.

    Cooper Hajek said, "We didn't play as well as we should have, but I thought it was a good learning experience."

    "We played hard, but tackled very poorly," said Dalton Childress.

    

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