Award of Excellence
Six of the eight players at Burnt River High School are foreign exchange students who have never played the game. The quarterback, from Taiwan, is affectionately called Harry, because few - including us - can pronounce his given name. It's 90 degrees, there's no shade, and no substitutes.
Prairie City scored early and often though, and the game was stopped in the third quarter after Burnt River got down to five players. Cramps and dehydration take a toll.
But in the end, Burnt River met a goal; They will play again next Friday.