Kee football team has Homecoming spoiled late by Springville, 50-30

Wrapping him up ... Kee football junior Jaylen Drape brings down this Springville ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 50-30 Homecoming loss to the Orioles Friday, October 2. Drape wrapped up five total tackles that included three solo stops and a shared tackle for loss, in addition to catching one pass for 22 yards. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

A happy Homecoming slipped away from the Kee football team in the late minutes of their Friday, October 2 hosting of Springville for that annual celebration.

Facing a high-powered Oriole squad that ranks near the top-five among Eight-Player teams in scoring this season with a scoring average of just over 60 points per games, the Hawks were faced with the task of stopping - or at least matching - that firepower. Through three-and-a-half quarters of play, Kee’s gridders did just that - even fighting back from a 30-8 third quarter deficit, but Springville’s offense combined with some Kee misfortune denied any further comeback and resulted in the 50-30 Hawk defeat.

“We knew coming in we had to stay away from giving up the big play, as Springville thrives on those,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “They have two of the most explosive players in the district in (senior runningback Spencer) DeMean and (junior runningback Luke) Menster. Those two made us pay. We had a few opportunities to get DeMean on the ground around the line of scrimmage but failed to do so.”

The Hawks will wrap up their regular season at defending Eight-Player State Champion Don Bosco this Friday, October 9 in Gilbertville. The Dons are riding a 17-game winning streak dating back to the beginning of last season and come off a 54-34 win at Easton Valley this past Friday in a battle of Eight-Player District 3 unbeatens.

Don Bosco is averaging 71 points in its four games the Dons have been able to play this season, allowing just 74 points total in those four wins.

“It doesn’t get any easier as we head to Gilbertville next week to take on the defending State Champs, so we need to make sure we have a good week of practice and are ready to go,” Coach Winters said.

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