Osawtomie learning from tough 2010
By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
On the surface a 1-8 record doesn’t have too many bright spots. For Osawatomie, even though it finished with just one win in 2010 there were still a few positives to take from last season.
The Trojans opened the year with five straight losses but in those five losses three were to teams that would make the postseason. In week No. 6 Osawatomie then went on the road to Central Heights to play a team that was 2-3 and would eventually qualify for the Class 3A playoffs. The Trojans would put together their most complete game of the season in a 44-20 win.
The Trojans would lose their final three games to Paola, Louisburg and Spring Hill but Head Coach Clint Bailey saw some things to be positive about.
“We broke records in passing and touchdowns per game,” Bailey said. “We also have four players who are going on and are playing at the next level.”
The offense was the best part of the Trojans game in 2010. Osawatomie was only held in single digits twice and that was to Class 4A champ Louisburg and 4A semifinalist Paola who each featured two of the top defenses in the state.
In two of the Trojans final four games they scored 44 against Central Heights and then 72 in a wild shootout with Spring Hill that lit up the scoreboard. Spring Hill would win the game 99-72 in a game that set records for scoring.
“We got better at pass protection and zone blocking,” Bailey said. “We have to get better at defense. That is our focus this offseason.”
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