OSCEOLA – The undefeated season came to an end Tuesday night for the Howells-Dodge football team, as they lost 28-14 to Osceola/High Plains in the quarterfinal round of the Class D1 playoffs in Osceola, as aired on 107.9 The Bull.
The Jaguars started the game with the ball at their own 25, and would need just a few plays before Levi Belina broke loose for a 43-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion gave them an 8-0 lead with 10:03 in the first.
Osceola/High plains punted on their first possession, giving the Jaguars the ball at their own 15.
Howells-Dodge drove the 65 yards in just over three minutes, finishing the drive with a two-yard touchdown run from Jacob Tomcak. The two-point conversion was no good, and the Jaguars led 14-0 with 4:33 to go in the first.
The would be the score at the end of the first quarter.
After starting at their on 33, the Stormdogs put together a drive that lasted over eight minutes and ended on a six-yard run from Keaton Van Housen. The two-point try made it 14-8 Howells-Dodge with 8:21 to go in the second quarter.
Howells-Dodge went for it on fourth down from the O/HP 33, but were turned away.
The Stormdogs got all the way to the Jaguar three-yard line, but timing expired, giving Howells-Dodge the 14-8 lead at the half.
O/HP started the third quarter with the football at their own 30. Van Housen picked up his second rushing touchdown of the night, this time from three yards out. The two-point conversion was good and the Stormdogs led 16-14 with 6:57 in the third.
After punting on their first drive of the second half, the Jaguars got the ball back when they recovered an O/HP fumble, after the Stormdogs had drive to the H-D 10.
The Jaguars were forced to punt and the third quarter ended with the score 16-14 in favor of Osceola/High Plains, who took over at their own 30-yard line.
This possession was capped off by an 18-yard scoring run from Van Housen. The two-point try missed, and the Stormdogs led 22-14 with 6:34 left in the game.
Howells-dodge drove all the way down inside the O/HP 20, before fumbling the football and turning it over.
Two plains later, Van Housen got free for a 59-yard touchdown run. The Stormdogs missed the two-point try, but now led 28-14 with 4:40 to go.
The Jaguars threw an interception, and O/HP got as far as the Howells-Dodge 10-yard line, before being turned away on fourth down.
Howells-Dodge took over at their own 10 with 44 seconds left in the game, trailing 28-14.
Darrin Pokorny scrambled for a big gain inside the O/HP 15, but time expired, making the final score Osceola/High Plains 28, Howells-Dodge 14.
The Jaguars end their season at 10-1 overall.