Friday was a night of firsts at Fort Osage.

Friday was a night of firsts at Fort Osage.
Not only did linebacker Issac Ankrom get his first interception of the season, but another linebacker, Ryan Stick, got the first interception of his high school career.
More importantly, the Indians finished off the first undefeated regular season in school history, outmanning the visiting North Kansas City Hornets 44-8.
With the win, the Indians secured the Class 5 District 10 championship, an undisputed Suburban Middle Six championship and a first-round bye in the Class 5 state playoffs.
“Our goal was to win every game,” Indians head coach Ryan Schartz said. “I never thought it would happen, honestly. Playing teams like Lee’s Summit West and Kearney early – even Park Hill South – we ran into a Raytown South team that was a solid football team. That Winnetonka team is pretty darn good, too, so to get all those guys, it’s pretty incredible.”
Stick got the Indians (10-0, 5-0) on the board early when he stepped in front of a pass from North Kansas City quarterback Zak Ballard on the third play from scrimmage and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown was one of four the Indians rolled up in the first quarter as they took a commanding 28-0 lead.
“It’s crazy,” Stick said of the pick-six. “It feels crazy but it’s a pretty good feeling. I was nervous. I just ran.”
Stick, a sophomore, said he couldn’t put in context how it felt to be a part of something as special as an undefeated regular season.
“It’s unexplainable,” Stick said. “It’s good to be a part of something good. It’s great.” 
Ankrom said going through a regular season unblemished is a great feeling, a feeling derived from hard work and good coaching.
“Being a part of history feels good,” Ankrom said. “It really feels good, but none of it would be possible if it wasn’t for the coaches.”
Senior fullback Clayton Stewart rushed five times for 60 yards and a touchdown Friday. Used primarily as a blocker for Missouri-bound recruit E.J. Gaines, Stewart said his only concern is team success.
“I don’t regret blocking for E.J.,” said Stewart, who paved the way for Gaines to rush for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in just over a half of action against the Hornets. “It’s all good because he makes plays. It’s not bad.”
Stewart added that an undefeated regular season is something the current Indians will remember for the rest of their lives.
“It’s a pretty awesome feeling,” Stewart said. “It’s one of those records that can never be broke. It can only be matched. That’s nice.”
The Indians will have the next week and a half off to focus on improving for a run through the Class 5 playoffs. They will host Park Hill in a sectional game on Monday, Nov. 9. Both teams earned byes into the sectional round with their district titles.
“We got some more penalties tonight,” Stewart said, echoing the concerns Schartz had about Fort Osage racking up six penalties for 55 yards. “We’re not going to win games if we keep having penalties. We have to get focused. Other than that, we have everything it takes to get our minds right.”