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Meskwaki falls short of another win

October 20, 2010
By Jerry Stephens
Meskwaki traveled to Melcher-Dallas last Friday night for a District 5 eight man football game. Both teams playing for hopes of a playoff spot for the end of the season. Both teams were fired up as Meskwaki kicked off to Melcher-Dallas. Melcher-Dallas marched down the field and with just 1:57 second gone in the first period, Robert Bingham threw a 25 yard scoring strike to Kenneth Wadle for six points. The PAT was good and Melcher-Dallas led 8-0.

Warriorss Score

Meskwaki received the kick off and started their march to the goal. Vincent Lasley passed to Stacy YoungBear for a 28 yard completion and again that combination hooked up for another completion to the eight-yard line. Lasley called his own number and dove to the three-yard line. Winston Wolf bulled his way in for the score on the next play with Lasley tossing a pass to Dayton Lasley for the PAT to tie the score at 8-8 with 8:18 left in the first quarter.

Again after the kick off Melcher-Dallas completed a 23-yard pass and a penalty put Melcher-Dallas on on the Meskwaki four-yard line. Trent Flesher then scored from there and the PAT was good with a pass from Bingham to Trent Kennedy. Melcher-Dallas led 16-8 with 6:03 left in the first quarter.

On the next series, Meskwaki turned the ball over on downs, then the Meskwaki defense held Melcher-Dallas. Meskwaki had the ball on their own 15-yard line but Lasley fumbled on his own one-yard line and Melcher-Dallas recovered. Melcher-Dallas’s quarterback Bingham took the ball into the end zone on the next play and led 22-8 when the PAT failed. There were only 59 seconds left in the first quarter.

Second Quarter

As the second quarter started the Meskwaki went back to pass and Lasley hit Stacy YoungBear on a short pass and Stacy weaved his way to a 41-yard touchdown making the score 22-14 when the PAT failed.

Melcher-Dallas again marched down the field and scored on a two-yard run by Bingham making the score 28-14 when Melcher-Dallas’s PAT pass was knocked away by Denness Keahna. There was 10:04 left in the half.

Again Meskwaki could not generate an offense and Stacy YoungBear kicked a 40-yard punt to put Melcher-Dallas on their 35-yard line. Melcher-Dallas gained a first down and then scored on a pass to Wadle and the PAT to Wadle made the score 36-14.

Meskwaki fumbled the kickoff and Melcher-Dallas recovered on the Meskwaki 16. The next play Bingham drilled one to Wadle for a 16-yard score. The point after was good and Melcher-Dallas led by 44-14.

Melcher-Dallas again got the ball back after Meskwaki could not move down the field. With 1:14 left in the half Melcher-Dallas scored on a pass from Bingham to Wadle for a 22-yard TD. The point after was good making the score 52-14.

Meskwaki would not quit. After receiving the kickoff, they marched down the field and scored on a 45-yard pass play from Vincent Lasley to Dayton Lasley making the score 52-20 with 3.8 seconds left in the half.

Second Half

The start of the second half looked like the beginning of the game with Melcher-Dallas tossing a short four-yard pass from Bingham to Kennedy to make the score 58 to 20. As it turned out that would be Melcher-Dallas’s last points.

Warriors Rally

Dayton Lasley ran the kickoff back 40 yards to place the ball on the Melcher-Dallas 35 ending the third quarter.

The start of the fourth quarter saw Stacy YoungBear hit Denness Keahna comleted a 21-yard scoring strike to move to 58-26 when the PAT failed. Melcher-Dallas then started their drive after the kickoff and moved down the field. A miscue by Melcher-Dallas happened when Dayton Lasley intercepted a Bingham pass with 8:44 left in the quarter. On the next series, Stacy YoungBear went back to pass and had to avoid would be tacklers. He pulled the ball down and rambled 32 yards to score. It was Melcher-Dallas 58 and Meskwaki 32 as Meskwaki began their rally.

Defense Holds

Melcher-Dallas could not move the ball and Meskwaki took over on downs. It was not long after that Stacy YoungBear found Dayton Lasley in the end zone for a 26 yard score. The extra point was good by YoungBear’s run. Now the score was 58 to 40. Deontre Butts made good on an on side kick and Stacy YoungBear recovered the ball on the Melcher-Dallas 39-yard line. Three plays later with 2:34 left in he game Stacy YoungBear hit Vincent Lasley with an 18 yard scoring pass to make the score 58-46.

On Side Kick

Meskwaki tried another on side kick but it was recovered by Melcher-Dallas’s Trent Kennedy on their own 38-yard line. Melcher-Dallas kept the ball on the ground and ran out the clock as Meskwaki was out of time outs. Melcher-Dallas escaped with a hard fought 58 to 46 win as Meskwaki simply ran out of time.

Once again Meskwaki played a blistering second half and had the Meskwaki crowd cheering on the Warriors. “ It was a team effort in the second half as the defense played as a unit and gang tackling happened. We just ran out of time,” said coach Todd Dale.

There is no time to think back on this game as the Warriors prepare for Twin Cedars, Bussey coming to the Meskwaki Settlement School this coming Friday night. It is senior night, therefore the Warriors should be fired up.

Eight Man -District 5 Results

Grandview Park Baptist, DM 61, Tri-County, Thornburg 12

Melcher-Dallas 58, Meskwaki Settlement School 46

Moravia 51, Twin Cedars, Bussey 6

Seymour 76, Harmony, Farmington 58

Article Photos

Meskwaki Warrior Denness Keahna breaks up a pass intended for a Melcher-Dallas receiver in the Warrior’s game at Melcher-Dallas last Friday night.
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