There were good things to take from the tape of the Fulton Hornets' loss to the Hannibal Pirates last week. That may sound insane to some.
After all, the Hornets were downed 64-14 in last week's road game against the Pirates, getting torched for 42 unanswered points over the last three quarters.
But Fulton head coach Pat Kelley stressed that there were promising indicators to take away.
"Even going into halftime, we saw a lot of miscues that could have made the game closer," Kelley said Thursday afternoon. "We got it to 22-14 to end the quarter after almost allowing a kickoff for a return and fumbling another kickoff.
"You feel pretty good, but we just couldn't quit making mistakes."
Fulton will try to continue that optimistic trend - and discontinue the mistakes - tonight on the road against North Central Missouri Conference opponent Marshall. Kickoff is set for 7.