Coming off of their tough loss to Eastbrook last week, the Mississinewa Indians rebounded in a big way on Friday night, scoring early and often in a 54-0 triumph over the Madison-Grant Argylls.
The Indians scored 14 points in the opening quarter and did not look back, leading 28-0 at halftime and cruising the rest of the way.
Quarterback Andrew Cruz rushed for one touchdown, while fellow quarterback Ethan Bennett threw a touchdown pass to Kaden Cole. Carson Campbell rushed for two touchdowns, while Tai McClung also scored twice.
On defense, Campbell and Jah Johnson each recorded fumble recoveries – one of which was returned for a touchdown.
“We played really well considering the circumstances,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brady Turner said. “They’re big. They’re fast. They’re very well-coached. They throw a lot of different formations at you. I thought the first half we played really well. But in the second half, we got tired again. We have so many guys going both ways…it just wore us down.”
Though the Argylls came out on the losing end once again, Turner continues to be pleased with their progression, and encouraged them to stay the course.
“Other than last week, I feel like every week we have gotten better,” Turner said. “We’ve seen positives in some areas. We knew it was going to be a struggle going into this year just because of the numbers…but we keep getting better. I told the kids that wins are going to come if they keep battling and keep practicing hard.”