By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Concordia took advantage of three Orrick turnovers Friday night to spoil the Bearcats’ home opener at Simmons Field. Orrick lost three of four fumbles, while Concordia rolled up 406 yards of offense in a 48-12 win in an I-70 Conference matchup.
The Bearcats fell to 0-2 for the season and were held to 119 yards of offense. Orrick coach Dave Rash said his team has to do a better job of taking care of the football.
“Concordia did a great job defending our option game,” he said. “But we cannot continue to give our opponents the ball on our side of the 50 and expect to win games. The bright spot in the game was that we had a pretty good second quarter. Our team began to work together and we saw some success before halftime.”
The Orioles, who were coming off a 49-7 loss to Higginsville last week, quickly jumped out to a 34-0 lead. Concordia posted 20 points in the opening period and added two more touchdowns before Orrick got on the board with 3:22 remaining in the half.