South Winn’s Cael Kuboushek drags a Sumner-Fred defender along the sideline after one of his 12 catches Friday night. (Photo by Ashley Walz)
South Winn’s Cael Kuboushek drags a Sumner-Fred defender along the sideline after one of his 12 catches Friday night. (Photo by Ashley Walz)

A defensive effort that allowed just 213 yards of total offense spurred the South Winn football team (1-1) to a 42-14 victory at home over Sumner-Fredricksburg Friday night.

“Our offensive line protected well and our defense came out playing some inspired football,” said SW Head Coach Jason Ohrt. “I’m really proud of our entire program, players and coaches.  We had a challenging week and our kids had to face some adversity, but we came together and put together four quarters of solid football.”

Fast offense

South Winn found a way to get the offense fired up in the first half Friday night. 

The scoring started on a four-yard burst by Noah Tieskoetter. The two-point try was no good, putting the Warriors up 6-0 early. Minutes later junior quarterback Jacob Herold sent a bullet to Tieskoetter for 64-yard touchdown for a 12-0 lead. The Red and Gray weren’t done yet, as Herold connected with Carter Wenthold with 14 seconds remaining in the first quarter to give South Winn an 18-0 lead after the first period.

Less than two minutes into the second quarter, the Warriors were back in the end zone as Herold strung a 61-yard touchdown pass out to Tieskoetter again. The scoring continued to roll as Herold threw to Wenthold two more times before the first half expired, handing South Winn a 36-0 lead at the break.

With continuous clock running and the Warrior second string defense on the field, the Sumner-Fred quarterback found an open receiver for a 75-yard pass midway through the final period to put the Cougar’s first points on the board. With 4:23, South Winn scored for the final time when Nick Holien connected with Cael Kuboushek on a two-yard pass. The Cougars managed to score again late in the fourth, but it was too little, too late and South Winn earned its first win of the season, 42-14.

Career bests

“We started out fast on offense.  Jacob Herold, Noah Tieskoetter, Cael Kuboushek and Carter Wenthold had a career night in the passing game in the first half of the game,” noted Coach Ohrt. 

Overall, South Winn had 466 yards through the air and 129 rushing.

Herold had a monster of a game. He completed 21-of-28 passes for 441 yards and five touchdowns. The junior had a trio of targets as Tieskoetter hauled in five receptions for 205 yards and a pair of TDs. He also carried the ball three times and scored once on the ground for the Warriors.

Wenthold grabbed six passes for 123 yards and scored three times, while Kuboushek had 12 catches for 107 yards and one touchdown.

In the ground game it was Logan Hageman moving the ball 62 yards in nine carries. Zach Taylor provided 32 yards of rushing in five carries.

Jaron Todd and Abe Schmitt led the defense. Todd had 11 solo and four assisted tackles while Schmitt had six solo and three assists. Seth Greve picked up three solo stops. Calvin Knutson provided two solo and two assisted tackles.

Back on the road

The Warriors go to Postville Friday, Sept. 13, to open district play at 7 p.m. The Pirates lost to Sumner-Fredricksburg 40-14 in week one and were shut out by MFL MarMac 49-0 Friday.