Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications
The Plainsmen opened last week’s game with a 35-yard run by fullback Domonic Wendell. He was just a step away from breaking it for a touchdown. His run, followed by 22-yard scamper by Alex Patrick, set up the Plainsmen’s first score of the game.
Plainsmen fall in D1 quarterfinals, finish season with 8-3 record
Emotions washed over Plainsmen football players as they saw their season come to an end after a third-round playoff loss last week. For seniors, it also marked the last time they would play football in a Plainsmen jersey.
This year, the Plainsmen reached the quarterfinals, their deepest run into the D1 playoffs since switching to eight-man, and their deepest run in 11 years.
However, that run came to an end at the hands of the Medicine Valley Raiders Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Curtis.
The Plainsmen grabbed the early momentum when they drove 71 yards on four plays to open the game.
Unfortunately, that would prove to be their only lead in the game, with the Raiders coming out on top 48-26.
The score failed to indicate how close the game really was, with the Plainsmen trailing by just a touchdown and conversion with five minutes left in the game.