The Sleepy Eye Indians football team had one goal going into their homecoming football game. Get the win.

The Sleepy Eye Indians football team had one goal going into their homecoming football game. Get the win.
A good start out of the gate made it seem like a possibility, but the rushing attack of Cedar Mountain/Comfrey was too much for the Indians as the Cougars held on for a 20-12 victory, spoiling the Indians homecoming.
After an Austin Fischer fumble, the Cougars (2-3) got on the board first with a 21-yard touchdown run by Collin Kerkhoff. But the Indians responded in a big way.
On the ensuing possession, Fischer hit Lane Trebesch for a big play that got the Indians (0-5) down to the Cougars’ two yard line. Fischer finished off the drive with a quarterback sneak up the middle to tie the game at six. The Indians weren’t done there, though.
In the second quarter, Fischer found Trebesch again for a 32-yard pass as Trebesch was able to walk in the end-zone himself this time. The Indians failed on the two-point conversion and led 12-6.
The Cougars bounced back with a touchdown of their own with 2:26 left in the first half and took a 14-12 lead into the locker room.
In the third quarter, both offenses struggled to finish off drives as the score remained 14-12 heading into the final quarter.
The Cougars added some cushion to their lead with another score in the fourth on a 24-yard touchdown run by Preston Maurer, but they failed to convert the two-point conversion to keep it a one score game at 20-12.
The Indians had two tries to tie the game but came up short on both as they couldn’t come away with a victory on homecoming.
Fischer had a nice game in his final homecoming game as a senior. He threw for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 48 yards and another. Fischer did have four turnovers in the game though, two interceptions and two fumbles.
Lane Trebesch had a great game all-around. Trebesch had two big catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. He also ran the ball six times for 25 yards.
On the defensive side, Gunner McGee had another solid night for the Indians. McGee had five solo tackles and assisted on another 11. Carter Tauer had a sack for the Indians’ defense and Jesus Montemayor had an interception off a screen pass that set up a score for the Indians.
The Indians will be back in action on Friday when they travel to New Ulm and take on the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers at 7 p.m. at Johnson Park.