Statistics lie again

Oakley gained 445 yards vs. Smith Center tonight, 335 of those on the ground. The Plainsmen held the ball for 27 minutes, 16 seconds, racked up 19 first downs, and averaged 8.1 yards per play.

Meanwhile, the Redmen had only 10 first downs and a pedestrian 257 yards.

Yet the final score read Smith Center 35, Oakley 8.

Seven turnovers, three inside the red zone, will do that to you. Oakley learned that the hard way.

The Plainsmen fumbled three times inside the Smith Center 20-yard line in the second half. The first of those came at the Redmen 2 as it looked like Oakley was going to score its first touchdown and make a game of it. Instead, two plays later, Nick Lehmkuhl galloped 91 yards the other way for a Smith Center touchdown, and it was 28-0. Cue the fat lady.

Time for me to go back to Russell. I’ll get back on the blog then. So long for now.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

Posted on 2014-09-12, in Football, KSHSAA, Sports and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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