Blast from the past: Do the Colome Cowboys have another title run in them


A really fun week in Colome last week as the Cowboys celebrated Homecoming Week. One of the really cool things Colome did was bring back as many of the players from the 1988 state championship team. Three of the fellas pictured in the Cover photo for this blog, Vince Thieman, Troy Dufek, and Arron Davis all have sons on the 2018 team. Thirty years later and Colome is still rolling as evidenced by their 68-16 Homecoming win over Gayville-Volin.

By Rich Winter

Well, well, well, here we are heading to the end of September and Ben Connot’s Colome Cowboys have absolutely been ripping the competition.

Colome results:

Defeated Centerville - 72-6

Defeated Tripp/Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian - 54-6

Defeated Burke - 62-12

Defeated Gayville-Volin 68-16

For those of you keeping score at home the Cowboys have outscored the competition, 276-40.

And, along the way, Connot has developed some additional weapons.

Check out Riley Shippy on the double-revers and please note the terrific block from Calvin Ringing Shield.

While the first four games of the season have been a chance to work on things and get better, Friday’s matchup against Brian Haak’s Alcester-Hudson Cubs looks like it could be one worth watching.

The Cubs have been equally impressive with a 4-0 record, including a win over Corsica-Stickney

Beat TDAACDC 34-12

Beat Avon 53-0

Beat Corsica-Stickney 26-14

Beat Scotland 34-12.


TOP RETURNERS: Eli Skoglund, Sr., QB/CB; Jadon Micke, Sr., RB/DB; Ethan Reed, Sr., TE; Trevor Stene, Sr., S/LB; Jaxon Doering, So., WR; William Kolleck, Sr., C/LB; Blake Hummell, Sr., OL/DE; Izaak Reed, Jr., WR.

COACH QUOTE: "We need to play a more physical brand of football, especially on defense. You need to stop the run to be successful in the Great Plain Conference."

Senior quarterback Eli Skoglund has been a monster this season for the Cubs and with a roster full of seniors this one is going to be interesting.

Add to that the playoff and seeding ramifications…

Colome is ranked No. 3 in Class 9B, Alcester-Hudson, No. 5 in Class 9A. The coming out party for the Cubs was that 26-14 win over Corsica-Stickney, then ranked No. 2 in Class 9A.