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Odessa thrashes Waterville in season opener

WATERVILLE—It was a new head coach, but a familiar result for the Odessa football team in the Tigers’ season opener in Douglas County. The Tigers traveled to Waterville and pulled away from the Shockers 68-22 on a hot afternoon Saturday, Sept. 2.

The win was the first for rookie head coach Joe Schlomer, who took over the job after Jeff Nelson retired from the gig after last season.

“It went well, but it was so hot,” Schlomer said. “I played everybody on the sidelines because of the heat, which if you ask me, is a great thing.”

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