All season long, SM North’s football team has seen visions of success early in games only to come up short in the final minutes. The Indians scratched their way back into their week two game against SM Northwest to take a one-point lead into the close minute only to have the Cougars kick a field goal in the closing seconds to take the win. The Indians were neck and neck with the top-ranked Olathe North Eagles through three quarters.
Despite the incremental improvements they seemed to be making week after week, the Indians hadn’t managed to take a win in the first six weeks of their season. The team was carrying a record 25-game losing streak into Friday’s contest against Wyandotte.
That losing streak is over. And in definitive fashion.
SM North smoked the Bulldogs in the opening week of district play, earning a 58-13 victory that is likely to propel the 1-6 into the state playoff bracket.
The Indians next face the thinly manned Harmon squad that lost 83-0 to SM East on Friday. Should SM North defeat the Hawks, they’ll guarantee one of the two best records from their districts group and earn a trip to regionals.
Congrats, SM North football.