Osage throttled Fulton on Friday night, winning 47-0 on the Hornets' home field. Osage has two more road tests remaining before its first home game, Sept. 17, against Versailles. Pictures and more inside.

It’s a whole new Osage Indian football team this year and it was definitely proven in Friday's season opener against always-tough Fulton.

From the first series, Osage was not giving an inch on the field as they routed the Fulton Hornets with a solid 47-0 victory, with most of the scoring occurring in the first half.

A fired-up Osage squad held the Hornets to a 3-and-out on their first possession  and then took over the game starting with a 31-yard return by senior Zack Purnell. Junior Dylan McNerney then kept the ball for another 28-yard gain and the charge downfield continued, ending with Osage drawing first blood with 7:04 left in the first quarter to make it 6-0.

Fulton’s next possession was held in check and followed by another successful drive by Osage, for a 43-yard march downfield and another seven points on the board.
McNerney racked up 19 yards, with sophomore Donald Hudlemeyer contributing 26 yards and junior Jared Edwards kicking for the extra point, making the score 13-0 Osage after their first two possessions.

After sophomore Christian Williams forced a fumble which was recovered by Sam Golden at the Fulton 30, Osage took over and it was a quick drive to the end zone and another 7 points on the board for the Indians, bringing the score to 20-0. 

Osage led 40-0 at halftime.