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Columbus Football Looking to End Playoff Drought

Posted: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am
Author: Nate Gonner-KCII Sports

Despite the current four game losing streak, the Columbus Wildcats (2-6 overall) have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time in the 21st century. The Wildcats are set to host the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont Rockets (1-7 overall) in the Wildcats’ senior night football game.

Columbus, who hasn’t won a football game since their 51-18 triumph over the Highland Huskies, can earn the fourth seed out of the Class 1A District 6 with a victory and with a Sigourney-Keota Cobras win over the West Marshall Trojans.

Wildcat head football coach Jeff Martin said on Saturday’s JET Physical Therapy Radio Coaches Corner that his team was in position for the school’s playoff berth since the 1997 season.

Senior Mauricio Ramirez set the school’s career rushing record in the Wildcats’ 58-28 loss to the Sigourney-Keota Cobras on Friday. His 212 yards versus the Cobras puts him at 3954 yards for his career, passing Jason Payne. Payne graduated from Columbus High School in 1997.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow at Columbus High School.