Third quarter miscues end Blackhawks’ run

Top-ranked Othello capitalizes on blocked punt, two fumbles to down Cheney 42-7


Terry Mills

Blackhawks’ Keenan Williams (92) gets an assist from Zac Corean (50) in taking down an Othello ball carrier.

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...

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