Sam Conway (23) skirts by two Redhawk defenders. (Photo by Marie Conway)
Sam Conway (23) skirts by two Redhawk defenders. (Photo by Marie Conway)

A defensive effort that allowed just 187 yards of total offense spurred the South Winn football team (2-0, 0-0) to a 33-6 victory over North Tama (0-2) on the road Friday night.

“I was very pleased with how we controlled the game on offense,” said Coach Jason Ohrt.

The run down

The Warriors found a way to get things going in every quarter Friday night. The scoring started when SW got into the red zone, and QB Jacob Herold cleaned things up for the final two-yard plunge over the goal line. The PAT was no good, putting the score at 6-0 after the first 12 minutes.

Herold once again had his name called for a short 1-yard burst in the second quarter. North Tama put up its only points of the contest later in the second frame to send the Warriors into the locker room up 13-6. 

It was a longer jaunt for Zach Taylor in the third, who scored on a 14-yard carry for the Warriors. Herold later found his way into the end zone for the third time from one yard out.

In the final quarter, it was once again Herold scoring from the one-yard line to give South Winn its second win of the short season, 33-6. 

A few stars

“Our running game was led by some great blocking up front by Calvin Knutson, Ethan Timp, Isaiah Ott, Lane Quandahl and Collin Hageman,” said Coach Ohrt. “Defensively we played well in some tough situations to keep them from getting back in the game. Sam Conway and Logan Hageman were very aggressive to the ball defensively. Jacob Herold had another great game at the quarterback and safety position.  Our secondary tackled well and Dominic Sisneros made some nice plays against the passing game.”

Herold had a solid all-around game, completing 3-for-5 passes for 77 yards, while carrying the ball 17 times for 59 yards to score four times. Defensively, the senior had three total tackles. 

Eight athletes carried the pigskin for South Winn, led by Taylor’s 13 rushes for 81 yards. Moving the ball 48 yards in three carriers was Cael Kuboushek to go with one reception for 27 yards. Nick Holien hauled in one pass for a 42-yard gain.

Defensively, Logan Hageman, Sam Conway and Landon Garcia all recovered one fumble for the Warriors. Conway led the attack with 11.5 total tackles including 10 solo takedowns. L. Hageman had 7.5 total tackles including five solos and two tackles for a loss. With three solo tackles and 2.5 for losses was sophomore Keagen Streeter.

On the road

The Warriors move into district competition Friday, Sept. 11, at Clayton Ridge (0-2). The Eagles lost to Ed-Co, 47-6, to open the season and fell to North Linn, 36-22, in non-district action.