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Dylan Hudson makes a tackle
Mike Clark (2) makes a catch near the end zone Friday, Sept. 27, at Haskell. Most fans thought Clark was in for the touchdown, but officials ruled he was down just short of the goal line.
Though they never led, the Cubs' non-district match at Haskell Friday, Sept. 27, was a nail-biter to the end before Olney fell to the Indians 20-14.
"We moved the ball really well," Coach Hugh Farmer said. "We got inside the 5 yard line two times and didn't score. That was the difference in the game."
Haskell got on the board early and took a 13-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Cubs had a chance to get on the board at the end of the first quarter, and fans thought the team had a touchdown when Mike Clark caught a pass in the end zone. However, Farmer said the officials ruled Clark was short of the line even though the team was rallying for a two-point conversion attempt as the band played the OHS fight song. The confusion left the Cubs scoreless heading into the start of the second quarter.
In the second, Olney finally got on the board when Joe Tatum scored on a 59 yard pass from Taylor Thomas. At the half, Haskell led 13-6.
Third quarter action saw the Haskell Indians getting on the board again on a run to lead 20-6, but the Cubs answered in the fourth on a 25 yard run by Thomas. A run for two was good to put the Cubs down by just six, 20-14, but they could never recover the ball in time to go for the win.
Farmer's Players of the Game were Thomas as the overall pick, Clark on offense and Trampas Patton on defense.
Thomas completed 19 of 34 pass attempts for 296 yards, and also had 22 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown.
Ross Mullins had four carries for 4 yards and Joe Tatum had two carries for 2 yards.
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