Cowboys can't hold off Indians

Chase Harker of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows/CAL catches a 14-yard pass from Kainan Braum during the Cowboys Class 2A District 2 game against Forest City on Friday, Oct. 2. Harker caught three passes for 43 yards. (Kristi NIxon photo)

 Clarion-Goldfield/Dows/CAL’s football team doesn’t lack for offense. It is just the defense that must be improved, something Cowboys’ coach Paul Hansch said has been an issue for his team all season long and it showed in Forest City’s 41-20 win over the Cowboys last Friday night.

“It was a close game throughout,” Hansch said, “but just consistently throughout the year have a lot of troubles obviously stopping teams from scoring, stopping them on defense.

“I think part of that is a product of we’re starting six sophomores on defense and it is hard to win with kids that are that young. Physically, they are not there yet; mentally, as far as aspects of the game they aren’t there and that will come with time and age. Right now the defense is the issue.”

The Cowboys opened with a nine-play drive that culminated on an eight-yard pass from Kainan Braun to Jarrod Littlejohn for their only lead of the game.


For the full story, see the October 8 edition of the Monitor.