Tricounty News

KAHS Homecoming 2008

The Kimball Cubs were at home Sept. 12 to celebrate homecoming and the 25th anniversary of the 1983 Kimball football team, the first to go to the state tournament. The young Cubs were not able to finish the night in a festive mood. The Maple Lake Irish came to Kimball to play a CMC conference game. The Cubs started slowly on offense and never were to recover in the game. The young Cubs made many mistakes during this night; we dropped many passes and had inconsistent play in the line. The young men played their hearts out, but Maple Lake's speed was too much for the Cubs to overcome. On the defensive side, it wasn't much better. The Cubs had problems making tackles against the Irish. The lack of numbers prevents the team from tackling drills during practice, for fear of injuries that could occur to this thin team. The effort of the young men once again can't be doubted, as they try to play every play in a game, while other teams get to rest their players. The couple of highlights for the Cubs happened on trick plays. Brian Wills caught a fake punt pass for 16 yards, but the Cubs weren't able to capitalize on that play. The other came from a double-screen pass. Stephan Kurkosky had a 30-yard pass to Tommy Linn late in the fourth quarter. The offense was led by Luke Schiefelbein with 37 yards passing. Andy Dingmann was 3-16 for 27 yards. Tommy Linn had one catch for 30 yards. The offense had a rough night, with only 97 total yards. The defense was led by Schiefelbein, Tyler Loch and Tyler Gregory (who was playing his first game of the year) with 14, 10, 9 tackles, respectively. The head coach would like to thank all the people that support our team by coming to the games, hosting team meals, or in other ways. I would like to say "Thanks" to the 1983 team for starting the rich tradition that we will strive for. The next game for the Cubs will be Sept. 19 at Holdingford. Jamie Leither, coach