Okoboji Ends Homecoming Week With A Win

Fri 10-7-2016

Was it pretty? No it wasn't pretty but the Okoboji Pioneers were all smiles after a late touchdown propelled them to a 13-8 victory on Homecoming Night over Unity Christian.  The Pioneers were led by an outstanding 2nd half performance by senior quarterback Matt Eckard.  Eckard ran for 88 yards on the ground and 41 passing yards in the 2nd half.  Eckard would score the winning touchdown on a 1 yard run with just 2:09 to go in the game.

The defense did all it needed to tonight holding Unity Christian to less than 100 yards in the 2nd half and held the Knights to just 8 points.

The Pioneers struck first when Eckard found Brandon Svoboda for a diving 12 yard catch in the corner of the end zone.  The Knights would respond 10 minutes later when Travis Zevenberger ran it in for 8 yards and the Knights converted the 2 point play.

Tonight was not only special because it was Homecoming but also because it was Senior Night.

Okoboji improves to 4-3 and will travel to Alta-Aurelia next Friday October 14.

Re-watch there game below: