The Tribe improved to 3-0 after defeating the KC Spartans 76-0. The Spartans won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Tribe quickly made it on the scoreboard with a 63 yard touchdown pass from Jenny Schmidt to Katie Sowers. Amanda Sweeten added the PAT to make it 7-0. On the ensuing kickoff, Melissa Piper recovered a short kick, and the Tribe offense returned to the field. Schmidt connected with Liz Sowers for a 24 yard touchdown pass and Katie Sowers scampered into the endzone on the two point conversion to put the Tribe up 15-0. The Spartans were forced to punt the ball on their initial possession. Schmidt then connected with Lara Guscott on back-to-back passes of 29 and 18 yards to make the score 21-0, as the Tribe failed to convert the two point attempt.
The second quarter brought much of the same, as Schmidt threw a 56 yard strike to Liz Sowers, who made her way into the endzone. Katie Sowers connected with Melissa Piper for the two point try to put the Tribe in the lead 29-0. After a Mindy White interception, Schmidt again led the Tribe down the field, capping off the sccoring drive with an 11 yard completion to Leslie Gent for her first touchdown of the season. Amanda Sweeten added the PAT, to make the score 36-0 going into halftime.
The Spartans received the ball to start the second half, but failed to manufacture a scoring drive. The Tribe responded with another TD pass from Schmidt to Guscott, this one going for 38 yards. After the failed two point conversion, the Tribe led 42-0. On the next Tribe drive, Schmidt found Liz Sowers for an 8 yard TD completion. After Amanda Sweeten added the PAT, the score stood at 49-0. The Tribe added one more score in the third quarter after Liz Sowers intercepted the ball. After a holding penalty negated the touchdown, Tribe running back Tiara Burns rushed 6 yards into the endzone. The Spartans blocked the extra point attempt, and the third quarter ended 55-0.
In the final quarrter, Schmidt connected with Melissa Piper for a short gain, and then Piper took the ball 60 yards into the endzone. After Sweeten made the PAT, the Tribe led 62-0. Liz Sowers added her third touchdown of the evening on an 11 yard slant route into the endzone. Sweeten again split the uprights to make the score 69-0. The final score of the night resulted when back-up quarterback, Katie Sowers scrambled into the flat and found Piper for a 1 yard TD toss. Sweeten added the PAT to make the final score 76-0.
Defensively, the Tribe forced (Lanie Ford and Kennisha Walker) and recovered two fumbles, in addition to having two interceptions in the game (Mindy White and Liz Sowers). White also added 11 tackles, Kennisha Walker finished with nine for the game, and Magdalen Obiefule added eight. Katie Sowers, Jasmine Kingcannon and Leslie Gent each added six to the tally.
The team will be off this weekend to celebrate the Easter Holiday. Play resumes on April 30th in Omaha, Nebraska, against the Nebraska Stampede.
Thank you to all our loyal fans for attending the game. Start planning your road trip up I-29 now!