Kee football battles Northwood-Kensett, wet field conditions in 14-6 home loss

The Kee senior tandem of Eric Rud (at left carrying the ball) and Brock Flack (at right throwing the block) team up for a gain on this play in the Hawks’ 14-6 home loss to Northwood-Kensett Friday, October 13. Rud carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and Flack had 10 carries for 29 yards. The two also led the Hawk defense with two solo tackles for loss, Flack leading Kee with eight solo tackles and Rud adding five individual halts that included Kee’s lone quarterback sack. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee football team brought its home schedule for the 2017 season to a close with a non-district contest against Northwood-Kensett from Eight-Player District 2 Friday, October 13. A steady rain that had fallen throughout most of Friday made for some less than ideal field conditions that helped limit the Hawks to just 159 yards of total offense in falling to the visiting Vikings by a 14-6 final result.

“It was tough for either team to get much going,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “With all the rain, the field got torn up pretty quickly.”

Falling to 2-6 on the season, including a 2-3 mark in Eight-Player District 3 play, the Hawks are next scheduled to wrap up their 2017 campaign this Friday, October 20 at West Central in District 3 competition. The Blue Devils are winless on the season and come off a 40-30 loss at home to Central Elkader this past Friday. Kee will be playing for a fourth-place District 3 finish, out of contention for the top-two district finish needed to automatically extend its season to the State Play-Offs. Undefeated Don Bosco and Tripoli have those top two spots locked up and are playing each other this Friday to decide which will be the District 3 champion.

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