Photo courtesy Josh Jurgens
LEAP—Senior Shiloh Flanagan leaps for the ball in Friday’s Orange Letter Days Homecoming win over Rapid City Stevens.
Warriors stay perfect with one point homecoming win
Football team wins 95th OLD game 29-28
By Cyler Melvin and Zach Heins
Warrior varsity football team members stayed perfect by one point as they defeated Rapid City Stevens 29-28 in the Orange Letter Days Homecoming football game Friday at Howard Wood Field.
With 14 seconds left to play, WHS had two close calls, as Stevens failed to make a two point conversion to tie the game, then were not successful in an onside kick to keep the ball.
This was an Orange Letter Days Homecoming game to remember as it went down to the wire in front of an excited Warrior homecoming student section.
The game started with another record by senior Logan Uttecht. On the opening play of the game, senior Zach Heins threw a 42 yard pass to Uttecht to give him the record as all-time leader in reception yards with 1,560 career yards for the Warriors.
Coach Chad Stadem said he appreciated the support of Warrior Nation at the Orange Letter Days game.
“We played a very good Rapid City Stevens team, and it made for an exciting homecoming game,” Stadem said. “We are looking forward to becoming a better team this week and proving it again on Friday.”
The Warriors will look to improve to 6-0 with a win over the 11AA Brookings Bobcats Friday at 7 p.m. in Brookings.