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  • Osage falls to California 49-14

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  • Kaiser, Mo. – The Osage Indians' seventh game of the season came against the California Pintos, a tough and fierce competitor, boasting a 6-1 record.
    Coming off of a controversial 29-28 loss to Blair Oaks, California came to School of the Osage ready to get back to their winning ways.
    After just five minutes of playing, the Indians were forced to punt, and California's Jaden Barr returned the punt 53 yards for a touchdown, giving the Pintos a 7-0 lead over the Indians in the first quarter.
    The Pintos would return to the end-zone with just two minutes left in the first, as Luke Burger scored on a 5-yard run to put the Pintos up 14-0. Burger scored again, six minutes later, this time from the 1-yard line as he broke through for a 21-0 lead over Osage.
    Trailing 21-0 with just six minutes left in the half, Austin Riley led the team down the field to score with 4:51 left on the clock on a 32-yard touchdown pass to his tight end, Jake Ulmer.
    Three minutes later, the Indians had taken over the ball, and the Riley-Ulmer connection found its way to the end-zone once again on a 20-yard touchdown pass to trail 21-14.
    California, however, wasn't done yet, as Barr rushed 35-yards to score and give the Pintos a 28-14 lead before the half.
    Unfortunately for the Indians, the second half belonged to the Pintos, who scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, the last score coming after Osage fumbled a kick return on their own 11-yard line, which was recovered by California, which Barr punched in from 11-yards out to score and lead the Pintos to win 49-14.
    Osage's next matchup comes at home this week, as the 2-5 Indians welcome the 4-3 Hallsville Indians for homecoming and senior night on Friday.

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