The Cowanesque Valley Indians football team won a thriller by a score of 56-54 against the Otto-Eldred Terrors to close out their season on a positive note. The Indians improve to 3-7 after failing to win a game the season prior and put together their highest scoring game of the year.
The Indians opened the first half with a full head of steam, outscoring the Terrors 28-16 in the first half, putting themselves in a good position going into the second half of play. But in the third quarter, the Terrors offense began to come alive, scoring 30 points to only 14 from the Indians and giving them a slim lead heading into the final quarter of play of 46-42.
In the final quarter, the Indians defense tightened up and only allowed seven points after a third quarter scoring frenzy to help put themselves in a position to win. The offense put together two scores late in the game, and came up with a huge goal line stop in order to put away the Terrors by two points and claim a big victory.
Up by two points the Indians defense that had allowed 54 points already in the game, were able to come up with a huge stop against the Terrors. They stopped opposing running back Cameron Magee, who accounted for three touchdowns and 133 yards on the day, just short of a win with a tackle on the one-yard line as time expired.
The Indians run-game was outstanding, putting up 300 rushing yards on the day led by runningback Elliott Good, who has been able to come alive over the last half of the season with over 500 yards rushing in his final four games of the season. Good ran for 152 yards on the day to help keep the ball moving for the Indians.
Owen Fitzwater continued to be one of the most versatile players on the Indians roster this season as he not only caught four balls for 74 yards and a touchdown, but also took a key kickoff in the third quarter for 61 yards that kept the rallying Terrors from putting the Indians into a massive hole going into the fourth quarter.
Kole Hurler also was able to put together a productive day receiving for the Indians while catching four passes for 54 yards and three of them resulting in touchdowns.
Seth Huyler capped off his senior year with arguably his best performance of the season. Huyler completed 10 passes for 168 yards and four touchdowns on the night through the air. He also ran the ball with authority, with 15 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Huyler accounted for six total touchdowns on the nights and 262 yards to help propel his team to a season finale victory.
The Indians offense put together a strong outing to end their season, scoring 56 points which is 21 points more than their previous high of 35 earlier this season. They will have a lot to build on moving forward as the program looks to turn things around in upcoming seasons and build on their improved record of 3-7.