By Dillon Jones
Contributors: Brayden Manning,
& Summer Ward
September 28, 2020
The Indians football team opened with promise, and despite three recent losses, is hoping to turn it around for the end of the season.
The team opened with a nail-biting victory against Lockland. Wide receiver Kevin English received the winning pass from junior Ryan Peter to end the game in a 32-26 victory.
Their success continued against Summit Country Day on Sept. 4. The game started with a touchdown by Summit, putting Summit up 7-0. Norwood responded with two touchdowns of their own, making it 14-7 Norwood. The team went on to score 49 total points on Friday, while not allowing Summit to score again. There were several standout players, including running back Dylan Carter who had four touchdowns. English and wide receiver Elijah Partin each scored one touchdown, and kicker Aaron Barr made all seven extra point kicks.
There isn’t much to say about the Sept. 11 game against Roger Bacon. Norwood played good football, but Roger Bacon dominated the offense. Norwood was able to put up 28 points, but it wasn’t even close to being enough to match Roger Bacon’s 82. Led by running back Corey Kiner, who had seven touchdowns, the Spartans are now 3-0 and first place in the Miami Valley Conference.
On Sept. 18, Norwood endured a disappointing loss against rival Purcell Marian, giving up the Mayor’s Cup on Senior Night. Despite two touchdowns from Carter, the Indians went down in a 21-14 loss.
Although ending the first quarter only down 14-7, Norwood loses their third straight, this one CHCA winning 56-17, dropping their record to 2-3.
The regular season will conclude with a home game against St. Bernard-Elmwood Place. Hopefully Norwood can bring back their early season success and end the season with a 3-3 record going into the playoffs.