Fort Osage rolls past Oak Park
By Shawn Roney The Examiner
Fort Osage is “getting going at the right time,” according to Indians football coach Brock Bult.
And as proof, he could point to his club’s recent results.
After starting 1-4, Fort Osage has won three of its last four games. The latest was Friday night’s 41-14 Suburban Middle Seven rout of visiting Oak Park. Bult, who took over the program this year when longtime coach Ryan Schartz became the school’s activities director, attributed the club’s recent run to emphasizing “the process.”
“We try and get better every day, every drill, every rep – just keep moving forward, don’t take any steps back. … You can always learn and get better, whether things go your way or they don’t,” he said.
The first half went Fort Osage’s way Friday, as the Indians built a 35-0 halftime lead by scoring on five of their seven possessions. Bult and junior running back Isaiah Iloilo attributed the team’s dominance to playing well on both sides of the ball.
“I don’t know too much about defense because I don’t really spend that much time over on that side of the ball, but they clearly shut (Oak Park) out tonight,” said Iloilo, who contributed two total touchdowns, including a 22-yard TD reception from Ty Baker to help cap the 35-point first half, and finished with 168 yards on 19 carries (8.8-yard average). “I love the way they played. Offensively, normally, I thank my O-line (when we play well); but really, it was the whole offense. The whole offense.”
“Our (guys on the) line blocked their butts off,” Iloilo added. “Derick Krones had some great rushes tonight. Our wide receivers caught the ball. Ty Baker (made) some nice passes. … It was just an all-around team effort.”
The winless Northmen spoiled Fort Osage’s quest for a shutout with an eight-play, 69-yard scoring drive, capped by Remington Brelsford’s 4-yard TD run and Izzie Esteban’s extra-point kick with 6:31 left in the third quarter.
Fort Osage responded with a seven-play, 69-yard scoring drive, capped by Iloilo’s 29-yard TD run with 3:07 left in the quarter. Kegan Lammering, who had made his first five extra-point attempts, missed on his final try.
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