By Stan Beall
The Star Herald
The Ackerman Indians hosted Region 2-2A rival East Webster last Friday night and came away with a 6-0 win.
In a game that was 0-0 for the first 42 minutes, Dakota Brasher found Quinton Lane streaking down the sideline for a 37-yard touchdown pass.
Lane made an acrobatic play to come down with the football by leaping high over the defender to snag it, then side-stepping him, before racing to the end zone for the game’s decisive score with 5:50 remaining in the contest.
The PAT was no good after the Brasher to Lane touchdown leaving the score at 6-0. “We’ve got to get a lot better, I don’t think we’ve played close to what we’re capable of playing,” said Indian head coach Adam Dillinger. “Defensively we played well, we had a couple of holes that they didn’t hit us on, but overall we kept them out of the end zone. We felt comfortable about how the defense played, we’re just worried about scoring.” Ackerman is averaging 17.2 points a ball game this year, but that is somewhat skewed by a 44-point outburst against Caledonia on September 21.
The Indians are now 5-2 overall and 1-0 in region play, and will host Region 2-2A foe Williams-Sullivan Friday night at 7 p.m.