Kee football team opens things up in the second half to pull away to its first victory of the season, 52-23, at Springville

In search of its first victory of the young 2022 season, the Kee football team made the long trip to Springville for an Eight-Player District 5 battle against an Oriole squad also in search of its first win this fall. After fighting through a first half battle that played out nearly evenly on the scoreboard, the upperhand the Hawks truly held in the ballgame was much more evident in the second half as the Kee grid squad broke the game open with 28 unanswered second half points on the way to a 52-23 victory.

“We played pretty solid football minus a few first half breakdowns that kept the game closer than it should’ve been early,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said of his team’s first victory of the season. “We were well balanced on the night offensively as we had three backs that ran for good yardage and were able to throw for three touchdowns as well.”

The Hawks will remain on the road this Friday, September 16 in a change from their original schedule that initially had them hosting a Calamus-Wheatland squad that announced just prior to the start of the season they would not be playing a varsity football season this fall due to low participation numbers. In place of that game, the Kee gridders will be traveling to Janesville this Friday for a non-district battle with a Wildcat squad that - just like the Hawks - also has just one win on the year, coming off a 54-22 home loss to West Central Friday, September 2 and a 76-14 defeat at Tripoli this past Friday.

“We will look to continue with the momentum as we head to Janesville next week for our replacement Calamus Wheatland game,” Coach Winters speculated.

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