Tricounty News

Kimball v Holdingford football

13-14 (Holdingford)

By Jamie Leither, coach

The Kimball Cubs traveled to Holdingford on Friday night,

Oct. 5, to take on the Huskers. Holdingford came into the game undefeated in conference play, and Kimball came into the game looking to upset them. The night was a very cold and windy night for a game. But both teams were ready to play this game. The Huskers scored the only points in the first half to go in up 0-6. The Cubs had many opportunities to put points on the board, but just were able to make the plays. The defense were playing the best football of the season against the Huskers.

The second half didn't have a good start for the Cubs as they allowed an 85-yard kickoff return to the Huskers, and with a trick play for 2 points, the Cubs were looking at a very tall hill to climb to win this game. The Cubs got the ball back and drove the length of the field and answered the kick return with a 12-yard touchdown throw from Cameron Hunt to Austin Roerick. With the PAT from Preston Peglow the score was halved to 7-14 Holdingford. The defense held strong all game, and gave the ball to the offense in good field position. The Cubs punched another touchdown in on a 1-yard run from Hunt. The score was set up by good runs from Troy Filzen, Mathias Hennen, and Connor Wittenberg. The PAT was missed, and the scored was 13-14. The defense once again turned away the Huskers and forced a punt. The Husker punter did a great job of a coffin kick and forced the Cubs to start at their own 4-yard line. The young Cubs were not done fighting, though. The offense moved the ball down the field on the CMC's number 2 defense. The Cubs drove 67 yards to put themselves in position to steal the game. But a 4-down pass fell incomplete, and with it the chances of pulling the upset. The Huskers ran the clock to triple 0 and the final score was 13-14 holdingford.

The players played their hearts out and proved that they are a good team and can play at a high level. We just made too many little mistakes to win the game. The offense was led in rushing by Filzen who had 68 yards rushing followed by Hunt's 63 yards. The Cubs ended up with 171 yards rushing. Hunt was 13 of 26 for 144 yards with a touchdown. The receiving corp was led by Preston Peglow with 4 catches for 57 yards. Tim Konz also had 4 catches for 49 yards. The defense was led again in tackles by Travis Wills who ended up with

10 tackles and a forced fumble. Troy Filzen had a fumble recovery  and Konz had a sack for the Cubs.

The Cubs have homecoming week this week. They take on the Eagles of EV-W Friday,

Oct. 12. This is also a KARE-11 "Tackle Cancer" game. So let us show our support in full force for the Cubs and the fight against cancer.