Tricounty News

Cubs lose to Howard Lake

On Oct. 3, the Kimball Football Cubs traveled to Howard Lake to take on the Lakers of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The Cubs were looking to snap a four-game losing streak against the talented Lakers. Turnovers in the "money" zone and lousy tackling doomed the Cubs for the second week in a row, as the Lakers beat the Cubs 35-6. The offense was hitting on all cylinders between the 20s, but once we got inside the Lakers' 20, we turned the ball over three times before we scored in the fourth quarter. The defense had a hard time stopping the Lakers' offense as the Cubs were down two starters, so once again the Cubs had to play people in spots they haven't played much of, and that cost them a lot of big plays. Poor tackling and lack of forcing turnovers have plagued the young Cubs all season long. The young men have been working hard in practice to correct this problem, it just hasn't shown up on the field yet. The offense finally scored in the fourth quarter on a 96-yard drive that was capped off with a five-yard touchdown run by senior running back luke Schiefelbein. This is a shame that the offense only scored one touchdown as they moved the ball at will against a very good Laker team. Fumbles and a loss of downs-turnovers prevented the Cubs making this game a lot closer than the score indicated. Leading the offense was Schiefelbein with 161 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Andy Dingmann was 11-16 for 110 yards passing, and sophomore wide receiver Ty Filzen led the receivers with seven catches for 49 yards. The offensive line once again improved for last week, as the offense rolled up 295 yards of offense. The defense was led by Schiefelbein with eight tackles, seniors Tom Winkelman, Tyler Gregory, and sophomores Tyler Loch and Ty Filzen all had six tackles each. The Cubs will try to break the streak at home this Friday against the BBE Jaguars. This is the last home game of the year and also it will be Senior Night at Kimball High School. We hope to see you cheer on the Cubs to victory.