SM North rolls over Harmon, earns playoff berth for second straight year

Junior quarterback Will Schneider plunged across the goal line for an SM North touchdown. All photos by Andrew Poland.
Junior quarterback Will Schneider plunged across the goal line for a SM North touchdown. All photos by Andrew Poland.

SM North’s football team — which got off to an exciting start with a week one win over SM South — saw its fortunes tumble as the 2015 season wore on, losing five straight to Sunflower League opponents.

But for the second year in a row, the Indians injected a sense of momentum into their season by taking care of business against Wyandotte and Harmon in district play, securing a berth in the 6A state playoffs in the process.

Coming off a 49-30 win over Wyandotte last week, the Indians easily handled Harmon on Thursday night at SM North District Stadium, walking away with a 64-14 victory, their third of the season.

The Indians will face stiffer competition against SM East next week — though with both teams having punched their tickets to the playoffs, there won’t be much to play for.

(Big thanks to photographer Andrew Poland for shooting last night’s game).

A festive atmosphere permeated the crowd. The evening ended with the marching band's annual light show.
A festive atmosphere permeated the crowd. The evening ended with the marching band’s annual light show.
A high-scoring offense gave SM North fans plenty to cheer about.
A high-scoring offense gave SM North fans plenty to cheer about.
SM North coach Ben Bartlett saw his Indians notch their third win of the season.
SM North coach Ben Bartlett saw his Indians notch their third win of the season.