Posted On: 11/20/20 11:51 PM

The Strasburg Indians did not face much of a challenge during the regular season. In five games, the Indians outscored their competition 325-0 to earn the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A state playoffs.

They knew things would be much tougher in the postseason, starting with the No. 7 seed Meeker Cowboys in the first round.

Meeker proved to be an opponent of similar caliber to Strasburg as they drove down the field and scored on the opening drive of the game to give the Indians their first deficit and touchdown allowed on the season. The Cowboys would also take a lead in the second half, putting Strasburg in unfamiliar territory so far in 2020.

In the end, the championship pedigree of Strasburg allowed them to overcome some big plays from Meeker and to hang on for a 36-34 home win to advance to the semifinal round of the state playoffs.

Game recap

Meeker needed nine plays to go 50 yards for an opening touchdown drive with a Jeremy Woodward touchdown run of one yard. Strasburg answered with its own lengthy drive, an eight-play, 51-yard drive with quarterback Collin Russell sneaking it in over the goal line from two

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