The Neligh-Oakdale football team was up against Fullerton Friday night in a close game.
The away game resulted in a 35-32 win for the Warriors with all the action happening in the fourth quarter.
According to head coach, Ron Beacom it was a good first game. "Offensively, we moved the ball real well and were able to create some big plays. Defensively, everyone played their role and assignment well. The first half, I would have liked for us to be more aggressive defensively, but it seemed to get better throughout the game."
The coach said there is still room for improvement.
"We must do a better job of taking care of the ball. Four turnovers is too many for us to be as successful and to accomplish the goals that we would like. It just comes down to fundamental ball security and valuing the football. If you only are forced to punt the ball one time, you should score more than five touchdowns."
Beacom said he expects great things from his team this year.
"We had a number of kids playing in their first varsity action. That brings with it a higher level of anxiety and at times, I felt we showed that and played a little tight. However, I think we will only continue to get better from here now that they have a better idea of what to expect."
This leaves Neligh-Oakdale with a record of 1-0 for the season.
They will be taking on Burwell at an away game next on September 11.
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