Shawn Israel (40) recovers a Husky fumble during Friday’s first round playoff game versus Nashua-Plainfield. (Photo by Marie Conway)
Shawn Israel (40) recovers a Husky fumble during Friday’s first round playoff game versus Nashua-Plainfield. (Photo by Marie Conway)

Not only did the South Winn football team (7-1) advance to round two of the 2020 playoffs, the Warriors also handed Coach Jason Ohrt his 100th career win who has been at the helm of the program since coming to Calmar in 2007. Friday night, the Red and White shut out Nashua-Plainfield in Calmar, 42-0.

“We were able to run the ball effectively the entire contest. Our offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and our backs took advantage. Defensively we did a great job of keeping Nashua-Plainfield out of the end zone, but we did have some run fit and tackling issues at times,” said Coach Ohrt. 

Taking control

Cael Kuboushek got his name called several times in the first quarter to take the pigskin handoff and took two of those carries into the end zone. His first touchdown was a 21-yard run, followed later by a 37-yard run.

In the second quarter, Jacob Herold broke loose into the open field for a 40-yard race past the goal line to put South Winn on top 22-0. Zach Taylor later put the Warriors up 28-0 at halftime on a 24-yard carry.

A pair of shorter carries by Logan Hageman in the third quarter capped off the scoring for South Winn as the junior plunged three yards for the first of his two TDs and later moved the pigskin from the 11-yard line into the end zone for the Warrior 42-0 win.

Big efforts

Senior Jacob Herold led the Warriors offensively with two completed passes for 83 yards and another 75 yards in eight carries. Cael Kuboushek moved the pigskin 72 yards in four carries while Logan Hageman was there for nine carries for 64 yards. Carrying the ball four times for 62 yards was Zach Taylor. Herold had two targets through the air with Dominic Sisneros making a 46-yard reception and Nick Holien pulling down one pass for 37 yards.

Defensively it was Keagen Streeter made nine total tackles. Seven of Streeter’s stops were solo with five tackles for a low. Logan Hageman had eight total tackles including six solo takedowns. Taylor provided 5.5 total tackles with Calvin Knutson in for five stops.

“Keagen Streeter played very well at defensive end. He has been very impressive at just a sophomore. We have had to move him around defensively yet he continues to be a game changer every week for us,” said Coach Ohrt.

Playoff picture ahead

The Warriors will be back at home Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. as hosts to Lake Mills (5-3) in the second round of the postseason.