FOREST CITY | The start of district play didn't bring Forest City any more luck last Friday night as the Indians fell 28-14 to New Hampton.
Forest City marched down the field to score on its first drive when Luke Johnson found Sam Snyder for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
What came next was a barrage of scoring from New Hampton that Forest City didn't have an answer for.
The Chickasaws tied the game 7-7 halfway through the first quarter on a Keagan John 1-yard touchdown run. After a scoreless second quarter, New Hampton put up two more scores in the third - one on an 11-yard scamper by Brayden Fischer and the other on a 47-yard run by John.
Forest City came within a touchdown when Johnson hit Micah Lambert on a 64-yard touchdown with 2:45 to play in the third, but New Hampton sealed the game in the fourth on a 22-yard touchdown pass from John to Mason Cleveland.
For Forest City, Johnson completed 11 of 25 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Jaxon Jones led the Indians' ground game with 29 yards on 17 carries, Micah Lambert had two catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, Blaze Andersen hauled in four for 37, and Snyder caught three for 21 yards and one touchdown.
Chris Jermeland was all over the field on defense for the Indians as he racked up a team-best 10 total tackles, including two for a loss, and had one interception.
Snyder had seven tackles and Wyatt Steffensen and Ryan Saarie had 6 1/2 each. Saarie also had a sack.
Forest City (0-3, 0-1) travels to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday.