Plainsmen drop first game of season
By Tim Linscott
Miscues on defense in the first quarter set the tone for the Perkins County Plainsmen as the football team lost its season opener on the road to Holyoke (Colo.), 46-0.
Perkins County Head Football Coach Carlie Wells felt the mistakes on defense can be corrected in future games but his squad has to ‘get more aggressive.’
Holyoke built a 14-0 lead after one quarter and then the Dragons went 24-0 in the second quarter to lead 38-0 at the half.
The Plainsmen had some momentum building on offense, but a few false starts and issues with the quarterback and center exchange stalled drives.
Things slowed down in the third quarter as the Dragons scored eight points to figure the final tally. Perkins County held Holyoke scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Wells noted there were some bright spots on offense and defense during the contest.
Sophomore Christian White went 3 for 8 passing for eight yards for Perkins County.
Holyoke fumbled three times, losing two of those fumbles. Vak recovered both fumbles for the Plainsmen.
On offense Vak had 66 yards rushing on 13 carries and Mitchell Sestak ended the night with 19 yards rushing on four carries.
Miyamoto led the defense for PC with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops. Vak and Trevor Walker each had nine tackles against the Dragons.
This Friday the Plainsmen face Dundy County at home.
“We need to focus on getting better. Improve our technique and learn responsibilities,” Wells said.