If someone were to give an award for the hero of the Onamia vs. McGregor football game on Oct. 11, the prize might go to any and all who showed up to play, referee or watch that exhibition. The two teams battled each other for over two hours in 32-degree temps with consistent winds of between 20-30 miles per hour and at times facing, driving snow. And the fans from both sides endured those same conditions.
The poor weather may have accounted for the numerous turnovers and offenses that moved the ball all evening, especially on the ground.
Onamia’s offense had 16 possessions which produced six given over on downs, five touchdowns, two fumbled away, two given to the opposition by interceptions and one punt.
McGregor had 15 offensive series which produced six touchdowns, five fumbled away, three ended in interceptions by Onamia and one turned over on downs.
The Onamia Panthers finished the evening with 341 total yards of offense–272 on the ground of which 177 were gained by running back Brady Husom, including a 55-yard kick-off return for touchdown.
Josh Parrow scored three of Onamia’s touchdowns, one on a short run and two via passes of 26 and 33 yards. The McGregor Mercs had 350 total yards of offense, including 347 on the ground.
Onamia 6 0 8 18 32
McGregor 6 22 0 12 40