Six turnovers prevent Kee football team from climbing completely out of a 20-0 early hole in 32-20 District 3 loss at home to Riceville

High-rise highlight ... Kee football senior Jackson Schulte goes up high to haul in this pass reception in the Hawks’ 32-20 home loss to Riceville Friday, September 22. Schulte hauled in five passes for 38 yards and carried the ball six times for 13 yards while also wrapping up three solo tackles in his total of six defensive halts. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

In a battle of 3-1 teams Friday, September 22, the Kee football team hosted Riceville in a home District 3 game on a rain-soaked evening that saw the visiting Wildcats come in and take away the ball six times, along with the victory, as the Kee grid squad fell by a 32-20 final result. With each team having just a single loss to Eight-Player District 3-leading Don Bosco, the game was essentially a battle for the runner-up spot in the district behind the perennial power Dons, but three each of fumbles and interceptions given away while getting just one interception in return limited the host Hawks enough to suffer their second consecutive loss of the season.

“We made too many mistakes to beat a good football team,” Kee football head coach Chad Winters shared. “To be minus-five in the turnover department and still having a chance late in the game speaks volumes to what type of team we can be if we play clean football.”

The Hawks will now prepare for their Homecoming game this Friday, September 29 in another Eight-Player District 3 match-up where they will host West Central. The Blue Devils have just a single win to their credit, a 44-39 home triumph over Waterloo Christian from early in the season, and they come off a 58-0 home loss to District 3 front-runner Don Bosco this past Friday.

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