Indians start Strong in District Play

The St Paul Indians came into tonight’s contest with the Madison Bulldogs, knowing one team would remain unbeaten.

The Indians took the kick off from the Bulldogs and started what would be an offensive night for Senior QB Braven Born.  Born had runs for 7,5,8,and multiple 15 yard gains.  Collin Carlson would score with 9:04 left in the first quarter.  He would also run in the extra point.

The Indians have exchange student Alex Mate from Spain, handling the kicking duties.  Mate kicked off, putting the football out of the end zone.  Madison would start on their own 20 yard line.  The Bulldogs first play from scrimmage QB Stephen Stutesman threw deep for a receiver,  but was picked off by Braven Born.  Born ran the ball back for a TD with 5:06 left in the first quarter.

Born then hooked up with Brenden Doherty for the extra point.  The Indians would lead 16 to 0 .

Again Mate would kick the ball out of the end zone for a touchback.  Madison could not get any offense going against the strong defensive line of St Paul.  Senior Anthony Albertini would strip the football and Carlson would recover the fumble setting up the Indians on their own 15 yard line.  Adam Albertini would score with 2:24 left in the first quarter.  The extra point was no good.

Madison’s running back Eli Serrer would get multiple touches but could not get anything going against the Indians defense. Again the Indians would strip the ball with 1:08 left in the quarter.  Madison was able to score with QB Stutesman throwing a perfect pass to receiver Nasun Wasson, the extra point was good.

At the end of the 1st quarter the Indians lead 22 to 8.

Starting off the second quarter Adam Albertini would score a rushing TD.   Keaton Kennedy would tack on the extra point.  Madison would get the ball back.  The Bulldogs coming into this game, were able to score at will on their previous opponent’s. Tonight the Bulldogs were held tight in their own back field.

QB Born found Senior Caleb Pecha down field for a 30 yard TD strike with 8:20 left in the second quarter.  Pecha would pass to Brenden Doherty for the extra point.

Credit on defense goes out to Seniors Grant Hutcherson, Caleb Pecha, Braven Born, Anthony Albertini, Koby Spielbusch, and Hunter Pollman.  Junior Collin Carlson and Freshman Easton Dent.  This core unit kept the Bulldogs on their toes all night long.

With time running down Collin Carlson would break loose for a 30 yard TD run. The extra point was good.  With 1:15 left in the contest, Madison would turn the ball over on downs.  The Indian offense would take a knee to run the clock out.

The final score would be St Paul Indians 54 to Madison Bulldogs 8.

The win keeps the Indians perfect at 5-0.  This is the first loss for Madison making their record 4-1.  Next up for the Indians will be West Elk.  West Elk always come ready to play and the Patriots look to spoil the Indians Homecoming festivities. Start time will be 7 pm in St Paul.