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Mike Clark (2) gains yards for Olney
Taylor Thomas (11) runs the ball in the second quarter of Olney's game versus City View Friday, Aug. 30.
Under the leadership of Coach Hugh Farmer, the Cubs showed a great deal of promise and posted more points versus City View on Friday, Aug. 30, than they did in any single game last season. When the dust settled, the Cubs had led the Mustangs for a short time before ultimately falling to City View 54-21.
Farmer said many of the first quarter mistakes, which included fumbles and dropped passes, were due to a bad case of nerves.
"We have a new system, new season, new coaches," he said. "We started off slow and dropped a bunch of passes."
In fact, Farmer said both Olney and City View missed out on a lot of good opportunities to score.
At the end of the first quarter, City View led 7-0.
Trampas Patton (53) takes down a City View player
The Cubs battled back in the second and scored on a 3 yard run by quarterback Taylor Thomas and a 13 yard pass from Thomas to Calvin Ward.
However, thanks to two City View touchdowns, Olney still trailed 20-13 at the half.
It wasn't until the third period that Olney started firing on all cylinders.
Ward scored on a 23 yard pass from Thomas, who then punched into the end zone for a two-point conversion, to give Olney a 21-20 lead. That lead was short-lived, though, as City View answered with two touchdowns in the third to lead 34-21 before putting the icing on the cake with three more in the fourth.
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John Sprague (55), Zack Ballard (56) and Trevor Williams (50) team up for a tackle