The Oswego Indians overcame a slow start to eventually overwhelm the West Elk Patriots, taking the win 68-22 in our Game of the Week.
West Elk (3-3) found the endzone first, with sophomore running back Tayden Tindle scoring from 4 yards out. Tindle would make it a double on the ensuing Patriots drive, scoring from 2 yards out to give West Elk a 14-0 lead late in the first.As the quarter changed, however, the fire was lit under Oswego. The Indians (6-1) would rattle off four touchdowns in the second quarter, with five different players involved with each play. Jace Landes found paydirt first on a 4-yard run, and was followed just 30 seconds later by Jessie Blumer, who returned a Patriots fumble 55 yards for the score. Quarterback Lance Teal would find his first passing touchdown from 22 yards, hitting receiver Isac Elkins in stride. Finally, running back Jake Hutchinson would cap off the explosive quarter with a rushing touchdown of 5 yards.
The two teams headed into the locker room with Oswego in front 30-14. Similarly to the first half, West Elk would find the endzone first, with quarterback Rocky Hanks delivering a lovely 22-yard pass to Wesley Young. That would do it for the West Elk offense, however, as Oswego would score the next 38 points to run away with the game.Oswego quarterback Lance Teal had a wonderful second half, picking up a rushing touchdown and three more passing touchdowns, one each to Elkins, Landes and Blumer. The game would be called after a final 68-yard touchdown run by Hutchinson, giving us the final score of 68-22.
The Indians improve to 6-1 on the season, while the Patriots drop to 3-3. Next week's Game of the Week, as currently schedule, will be Sedan and Marmaton Valley. That game can be heard on 690 AM, KGGF.