A loss of momentum and mistakes cost the Seneca Indians dearly, as they fell to the Nevada Tigers 40-23 in high school football action Friday night.

The Indians were ahead of the Tigers 16-7 at the half after quarterback Derek Burr fired a 48-yard pass to Spencer Brattin.

“We went into halftime with momentum,” head coach Dan Scheible said. “We came out in the second half, we made mistakes and did not play well.

“Nevada had one athlete going both ways (playing both offense and defense), while most of our crew does, Their physicality took its toll in the fourth quarter and we made some mistakes.”

Seneca will face the McDonald County Mustangs next week in the Indians homecoming matchup. Kickoff is at 7.