Top-ranked Othello capitalizes on blocked punt, two fumbles to down Cheney 42-7
When you’re playing the top-ranked team in the state, you can’t afford to make mistakes – especially deep in your own territory.
That proved to be the downfall for the Cheney High football team last Saturday on the road in their 42-7 2A state playoff loss to a top-ranked, unbeaten Othello team. The Blackhawks stayed close to the Huskies through the first two quarters of the first-round game, but in the third fell victim to mistakes – a blocked punt and two fumbles – in their own territory resulting in 21 Othello points.
“And therein lies the difference in the game,” head coach...