Axtell’s gridders broke into the win column (now 1-1) with a 47-13 defeat of Overton on September 2 at Overton. After two weeks of away games, the Cats have their home opener hosting Dundy County on September 9. Overton scored the first and last points of the contest but in between Axtell dominated.
The Eagles got a 60-yard punt return TD and PAT kick in the first quarter to go up 7-0. The Cats came right back getting a six-yard TD run from Elijah Bergstrom and a two-point conversion run from Ashton Hawkins to grab the lead at 8-7. That closed the opening period scoring.
Axtell’s defense produced a safety early in the second quarter (10-7 lead) then the Cats scored on another Bergstrom run, this one from 20 yards out. Jake Halvorsen’s conversion run made it 18-7. Halvorsen then scored on a one-yard TD run to end the second period scoring and at halftime Axtell led 24-7.
see September 14 Courier for full story