Indians stop Sharks’ streak
By Michael Brooks
With a new coaching staff and a new team approach, the Palacios Sharks ran off three consecutive wins to begin the football season. On Friday night the Ganado Indians entered hostile territory at Shark Stadium. Palacios was 3-0 and playing at home and had added motivation with it being their homecoming game, but the Indians offense put up just enough points and the defense held off a two point conversion try and Ganado walked away with a 14-12 victory.
Both teams traded punts to open the game but on the second Indians drive, the offense started moving the ball. Ethan Guerra took a direct snap and ran the ball in from the eight yard line. After the extra point, the Indians took a 7-0 lead.
Later in the first quarter, Ganado was moving the ball again when quarterback Logan Hurt lost his grip and the Sharks recovered on the Indian 38 yard line. Palacios quickly moved the ball down to the Indian 11 but Ganado’s defense stepped up big. The Sharks went for it on fourth and two from the Indian three but were stopped and Ganado got the ball back.
The second quarter was a defensive battle but the Indians had one final shot to put some points on the board but a field goal attempt hit the left upright and the Indians took a 7-0 lead to halftime.
Palacios got the opening kickoff to begin the second half and they put together a 64 yard drive capped off by an 11 yard quarterback keeper. The Sharks missed their very important extra point kick and Ganado held a 7-6 lead.
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