Decorah’s Mason O’Hara (62) gets a hand on the Go-Hawk ball carrier in the backfield as well as a hand to his face mask. Also pictured is David Johanningmeier (53). (Photo by Becky Walz)
Decorah’s Mason O’Hara (62) gets a hand on the Go-Hawk ball carrier in the backfield as well as a hand to his face mask. Also pictured is David Johanningmeier (53). (Photo by Becky Walz)

After the rains passed, the Decorah football team (2-3, 1-0) celebrated homecoming with a 30-7 victory over Waverly-Shell Rock (1-4, 0-1) Friday night.

“We are very proud of our team and the efforts made to get the win against Waverly-Shell Rock. Our defense was really outstanding again,” said Coach Pat Trewin. “Waverly-Shell Rock is big and strong and their quarterback really threw the ball well early in the game. Our defense rose to the occasion with two goal-line stands and forced an interception and had a couple of fourth down stops.”


Big plays

The Vikings pulled the crowd into the game early as Andrew Magner carried the ball 68-yards on the first play from scrimmage to score for a 6-0 lead. After both teams stalled on their next possessions, the Go-Hawk defense gathered steam, recovering a Viking fumble at the Decorah 12-yard line. Three plays later, W-SR punched the ball into the end zone and with the point-after attempt good, the Go-Hawks claimed a slim 7-6 lead after the first quarter.

 

For the complete story, stats and additional photos, pick up Decorah Newspapers at one of the many convenient locations throughout Decorah and Winneshiek County. Or, for 34 cents an issue, subscribe to Decorah Newspapers by calling (563) 382-4221.