It’s a clean exchange between Jacob Herold (4) and Jaron Todd (33) as Seth Greve (54) makes space for Todd down the field versus Postville Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Marie Conway.)
It’s a clean exchange between Jacob Herold (4) and Jaron Todd (33) as Seth Greve (54) makes space for Todd down the field versus Postville Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Marie Conway.)

They didn’t just break it. The South Winn football team (2-1, 1-0) smashed the previous single-game total offensive yard record. 

Set in 2013 versus MFL, the previous record was 611 yards in a 76-0 victory. After the 66-6 thumping of Postville (0-3, 0-1) Friday, the Warriors’ record now stands at 651 yards.

“We were able to get into rhythm offensively midway through the first quarter,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “Defensively we still need to improve our tackling, but we are getting better. Our offensive line protected very well helping us set a new school record with 651 total yards from scrimmage.”


How it happened

Introducing himself to the Pirates, Zach Taylor dodged traffic for 10 yards to put South Winn on the board with 6:58 remaining in the first quarter. Not to be outdone, Postville repaid the favor and scored on a 60-yard pass with six minutes remaining, but that would be the only visit to the end zone the Pirates would have. Two minutes later, Taylor punched the pigskin over the goal line for his second score of the opening frame to give South Winn a 12-0 lead. Sparked by a Taylor interception, quarterback Jacob Herold fired a pass to Cael Kuboushek with 43 ticks on the clock for the third SW touchdown of the quarter and a 22-6 advantage.

The yardage kept adding up in the second period as Herold connected with Carter Wenthold for two touchdown passes, another to Kuboushek and one to Noah Tieskoetter as South Winn headed into the locker room with a 52-6 lead.

Eating up the clock and the yards, the Warriors slowed the pace in the second half as the clock ran continuously. Tieskoetter scampered into the end zone once for a touchdown in the third and the scoring was capped off by Logan Hageman’s 15-yard dash to the goal line with 38 seconds remaining.


By the numbers

As a team, the Warriors picked up 651 yards total with 436 through the air and 215 on the ground. By comparison, Postville picked up just 104 yards.

Jacob Herold completed 21-of-28 passes for 374 yards, while Tony Greve went 6-for-11 for 62 yards.

Primary targets for the two quarterbacks were Cael Kuboushek who hauled in six passes for 114 yards and Carter Wenthold who had four receptions for 104 yards. Jaron Todd, Logan Hageman and Zach Taylor provided the ground attack. Todd had 13 carries for 69 yards, while L. Hageman hammered out 54 yards in seven carries. Taylor was on the board with six carries for 45 yards.

The defense was led by Todd with three solo and six assisted tackles. Seth Greve made four solo and two assisted stops while L. Hageman had five solo tackles. The Warriors picked off five passes. Coming down with two interceptions was Collin Wiltgen, while Sam Conway, Taylor and Tieskoetter each had one.

Coming up

South Winn is back on the road Friday, Sept. 20, for more district action versus Starmont at 7 p.m. The Stars have yet to win a game, falling to North Linn (53-0), Ed-Co (40-0) and Saint Ansgar (60-0) in the first three weeks of the 2019 season.