I.F.N.D. It’s something that was written on my vehicle window recently. I had to ask students what it meant, because I’d never seen it before. Indian Fight Never Dies is what it stands for and it’s what was shown Friday night as the Indians faced the Calvert Trojans for the second year in a row. The Trojans wasted no time getting on the board, but the Indians fought back when Burnam Sloan handed off to Stephen Austermann with 4:12 on the clock. Austermann ran it in 5 yards. Cham Fox’s PAT was good. Less than a minute later at 4th and goal, Austermann fought his way into the end zone. Fox’s PAT was good. Just before the end of the half, with 4th down and on their own 31 yard line, Sloan connected with Logan Lopez in the end zone, but it was ruled a fumble. The half-time score found the Indians down 16-41. The Indians came out in the 3rd quarter and showed their Indian pride. Fox scored on a 34-yard run, and his PAT was good. With 4:10 remaining in the 3rd Fox recovered a fumble keeping the Indians in the game. The Trojans slowly pulled away and just as it looked like the game was going to end, the Indian defense held the Trojans. Payton Tatsch got his final touchdown of his high school career on a 17-yard run early in the 4th quarter. Fox’s fourth and final PAT of the night found him at 100% in his final game of his high school football career. The Indian defense again fought, but the Trojans’ speed was just too much as they ended the game with a score of 77-32 with a couple of minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Austermann and Jorge Labrador led the Indian defense. Austermann was named Player of the Game. As the final “CHEROKEE READY” was led by seniors Cham Fox, Payton Tatsch, Ryan Breadner and T.J. Jackson in the team and fan circle it’s only fitting to close with the team’s phrase…I.F.N.D.