WEMO Football – Week 6

damonThe WEMO game of the week was not much of a game as the Osceola Indians jumped on the host Archie Whirlwinds early and often solidifying their state #5 ranking.  Osceola took the opening kickoff and marched 60+ yards capped by the first of Zach Carney’s two rushing TD’s.  After a Driston Self interception, Dallas Self would rumble 28 yards to score for the Indians.  Two more scores in the first frame, another run from Carney, and a pass from Driston Self to Logan DeWitt would have the Indians leading by four scores after one quarter.  Archie would have an answer in the second quarter as sophomore to sophomore went 64 yards for an exciting long touchdown, Caleb Shacher hitting Kale Wheeler for the score.  One more Indian TD would close the half, however, as DeWitt rushed in a short score to make the halftime advantage 35-8.  Driston Self would add a short run to push the lead to 41-8 mid third quarter, but the excitement began again for Archie.  Commentators James and Jim Damon had suggested that the Winds needed to find some more explosive offensively, and Wheeler answered the bell.  This time, it would be returning the ensuing kick 92 yards to pay-dirt.  The conversion was no good and Archie would not score again, but provided major fireworks.  Osceola would respond immediately with a 42 yard TD pass from Self to Johnny Lewis, and then kick a 34 yard field goal to close the third.  JV back Joel Higgins would out sprint the defense from 62 yards to close out the game scoring, as Garrett DeWitt took the conversion in.  Osceola moves to 5-1 with the 59-14 win, as Archie remains winless.  Click here for the REPlay …
 
The Bear Network featured the only WEMO team playing out of league as Midway traveled to Butler and ran it up on the Bears, scoring in a variety of fashions including a punt return, literally moments apart from Wheeler’s big score in Archie, as well as off a botched snap from the Bears, and more traditional ways like running and passing.  The Bears would drop another goose egg on the scoreboard, closing September scoring zero points.  Yes, you read that right.  Zero points for an entire month.  The Vikes pitched their third shutout of the season and lowered their defensive points allowed per game to 5.7 a contest.  Conor Hayes scored thrice for Midway.  Click here for the REPlay …   Adrian, like Osceola, scored early and often, running out to a shutout win over the Appleton City Bulldogs for Adrian’s homecoming.  It is the second HC win in a row for Adrian, besting the Whirlwinds last week on the road, and the Bulldogs at home Friday night, 46-0.  In a unique scheduling quirk, the Hawks will play their third consecutive homecoming battle, this one tougher, on the road at Osceola in one week.
 
The closest WEMO game of the night included the Rich Hill Tigers on the road to battle the Drexel Bobcats.  Both teams have been bitten by the injury bug, but fans saw a back-and-forth contest much of the way that Drexel led early before the Tigers would seize control by two touchdowns entering the fourth quarter.  One final Bobcat score would pull them within 9 points, but the Tigers would hold on for the big win setting up a huge game at home versus Midway for a piece of the conference title next week.  A Midway win is an outright Viking title, while a Tiger win would mean a three-way tie for the banner.
 
WEMO Standings after week six:
Cass-Midway (6-0, 5-0)
Osceola (5-1, 4-1)
Rich Hill (3-3, 3-1)
Adrian (4-2, 3-2)
Drexel (2-4, 2-4)
Archie (0-5, 0-4)
Appleton City (0-6, 0-5)

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