Sports

Okoboji Defeats Cherokee in Home Opener

Sat 9-3-2016

The Okoboji Pioneers did what they needed to do and came away victorious 25-12 to defeat the Cherokee Braves. The Pioneers were led by Matt Eckard who threw three touchdown passes to Brandon Svoboda. The Cherokee Braves jumped out to a 6-0 lead after they marched down the field for a 70 play drive that ended in a 5 yard touchdown run by Michael Herwig.

The Pioneers would respond though as Eckard would find Svoboda for a 7 yard catch late in the 1st quarter. Eckart and Svoboda hooked up for two more touchdowns, a 4 harder and a 2 yard touchdown late in the 4th to seal the victory. The Pioneers also ran the ball for one touchdown as Mike Enderson ran a 3rd quarter score in for 11 yards.
The Pioneers improve to 2-0 and will look to stay undefeated next week on the road when they play West Lyon.