Prepared to open a path is the offensive line of Abe Schmitt (66) Calvin Knutson (74), Zach Poshusta (56) and Kale Euans (72). (Photo by Ashley Walz)
Prepared to open a path is the offensive line of Abe Schmitt (66) Calvin Knutson (74), Zach Poshusta (56) and Kale Euans (72). (Photo by Ashley Walz)

The South Winn football team (4-1, 2-0) took down No. 5 Wapsie Valley (3-2, 1-2), 28-26, in overtime to celebrate homecoming.

“We struggled at times early to get in rhythm on offense. Offensively, we had our best game running the ball and we protected our quarterback very well.  Our offensive line wore them down in the second half,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “Defensively we made it a goal to create negative plays and we were able to obtain 10 tackles for loss.”

Surviving the other Warriors

It was a slow start for both Warrior squads Friday as the clock was down to 1:12 left in the first quarter before South Winn’s Zach Taylor ran the pigskin into the end zone from three yards out to give the Red and Gray Warriors a 6-0 lead.

A 16-yard scamper by Wapsie Valley with 10:41 left in the second quarter knotted the score 6-6 before the two squads continued to exchange possessions. With halftime looming, Wapsie Valley lit up the scoreboard again on a one-yard plunge to make it 13-6 at halftime.

It was a bit of tit-for-tat when Wapsie Valley hauled in an interception and scored on a 50-yard run early in the third. South Winn retaliated when Carter Wenthold grabbed an interception. Taylor ended the possession with a one-yard plunge into the end zone to make it 20-12 in favor of Wapsie Valley with 3:45 left in the third.

 

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