“Our defense is playing excellent right now,” Burkdoll said. “We got a shutout last week at Olpe, and that momentum carried over. Our defensive line combined for 16 tackles.”
Offensively, Brett Osbern, junior running back, piled up 168 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns for Wellsville. He also had 89 return yards on the evening.
“He had a great summer, and he is a team player,” Burkdoll said. “Our guys did a great job of blocking for him.”
Burkdoll said that his team has turned things around since its season-opening loss to Baldwin City, and it is preparing for the upcoming league schedule.
“We are just playing with confidence,” he said. “It was a great way to start our league schedule. Our next four games are against league opponents.”
The Eagles travel to Osawatomie Friday for their 7 p.m. game. Burkdoll said the Trojans will be a good match for his team.
“It is going to be tough because they are well-coached, and they are going to try to run on us,” he said.