HOWARD – The Oswego Indians and West Elk Patriots offense combined for a total of 779 offensive yards, but it was the Oswego Indians coming out on top over West Elk by a score of 54-50.

At the end of the 1st half, West Elk led the Oswego Indians by a score of 28-16. Oswego put up 38 points in the 2nd half to West Elks 22.

Oswego used a balanced offensive attack of Isac Elliott and Jace Wilson. Both of whom accounted for 3 of the team’s 7 offensive scores. Ethan Sinclair scored the other touchdown for the Indians.

For West Elk, Nic Moreno and Devin Loudermilk produced the offensive points for the Patriots. Moreno scored the first 4 West Elk touchdowns on the ground while Loudermilk was responsible for all of the team’s points in the 2nd half with 3 touchdowns.

The difference in the game was 2-point conversions. Oswego was 6 of 7 in 2-point conversions while West Elk was 4 of 7.

West Elk also committed 6 penalties for a total of 48.5 to Oswego’s 3 for 25 yards. The game also only saw 1 punt from each team.

The win by Oswego puts a 4-way tie in records at 1-1 for class 8M-I District 1 with 3 games to play. Oswego, with -17 points in the district, will travel to Central-Burden, who is also 1-1 with 0 points.

The loss by West Elk drops them into the 4-way tie, but sits 2nd with 17 points in the district. The Patriots will host fellow SCBL member Cedar Vale-Dexter next Friday night, who is a top of the district at 2-0.