FOREST CITY | Forest City's defense has been the bright spot all season, but the Indians' offense has been unable to put together enough to bridge the gap to grab a victory.
This was the case again last Friday night as the defense pitched a shutout in the second half against Osage, but one score late in the second quarter was the difference as Osage picked up a 13-7 victory to send the Indians to 0-6 overall.
Drew Olson put the Green Devils up 7-0 with a one-yard touchdown run with 9:43 left in the first quarter, but Forest City had its answer with just over a minute to play in the first when Luke Johnson hit Micah Lambert on a six-yard touchdown pass.
The game-winning touchdown came with 14 seconds remaining in the first half on a one-yard touchdown plunge by Osage's Zach Williams.
Johnson finished the game 1 for 19 for 137 yard and a touchdown.
Blaze Andersen led the Indians in the receiving department with five catches for 65 yards, Lambert had two for 26 and the touchdown, and Sam Snyder added two for 23.
Jaden Alamysa finished with 40 yards on 10 carries, Ryan Saaire ran for 19 and Seth Brock had 18 on the ground.
Defensively, Chris Jermeland had one interception and four total tackles, Snyder and Andersen had five 1/2 tackles apiece, and Tony Thomas and Lambert added five each.
Forest City plays at Hampton-Dumont (0-6, 0-4) this Friday.