Kee football team falls at Rockford, 70-14, in final non-district game

The Kee football team made one of its longer road trips Friday, August 31 when the Hawks traveled to Rockford for their final non-district game of the 2018 season. The senior-led host Warriors had racked up a 74-18 victory in their first game of this season on the strength of a high-powered running game, and that trend proved to continue as the Hawks were dealt a 70-14 defeat.

That Rockford ground game chewed up 415 yards against the Hawk defense, with all but two of the Warriors’ nine touchdowns coming on the ground. The Rockford senior tandem of Kaden Lyman and Jacob Staudt accounted for 141 and 273 yards, respectively, ending up with averages of 17.6 and 30.3 yards per carry in the contest, with Staudt racking up five touchdowns along the way.

“You can’t give up as many big plays as we did and expect to stay in games,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “We have to find eight guys that can perform at a consistent level. Too many times we have one guy out of position and it costs us dearly. The mental mistakes really hurt us early in the game on offense. We killed three of our own drives with mistakes in the first half that would have helped keep us in the game.”

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition by clicking here.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet