Kee football team comes back from early deficit to remain undefeated with 46-38 triumph at Edgewood-Colesburg

by Perry Hesse

Lopsided wins are always welcome for a coach but can also leave them wondering how their team will react in a tight game that might come down to the final possession. Having outscored five previous opponents by a 280-47 result so far this season, Kee football head coach Chad Winters found out a lot about his team Friday night, October 1 after a wild 46-38 victory at Edgwood-Colesburg (Ed-Co), keeping the Hawks undefeated with a 6-0 record.

“For the fans, it was a heck of a football game to watch as there were some great athletes on both teams that made some big-time plays,” said Coach Winters. “It was a nightmare start as we fumbled on our first play from scrimmage and it was returned for a touchdown. We also fumbled the exchange on our next possession and were trailing, 12-0, before we knew what hit us. Give credit to our kids as they kept their cool and battled back.”

Despite a looming match-up with fellow Eight-Player District 5 undefeated leader Easton Valley that will bring the regular season to a close in a couple weeks, Coach Winters wants his team focused solely on its game at Midland this Friday, October 8. Midland is currently 3-4 overall with a 3-2 record in district play. The Eagles recorded a solid, 62-12 victory against Central Elkader last Friday evening. Kickoff this Friday night will be at 7 p.m.

A victory against Midland could set up a showdown of undefeated teams in the season finale with Easton Valley scheduled to play in Lansing Friday, October 15 with the District 5 title on the line. Both teams currently sport identical records of 6-0 overall and 5-0 in district play.

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