Waukon football team makes it a happy Homecoming with 38-12 triumph over Waterloo Columbus in battle of top 10-rated leaders from District 4

Pair of picks ... Waukon football sophomore defensive back Brady Behrend latches on to a Columbus pass attempt in front of a Sailor receiver for an interception near the goal line in the Indians’ 38-12 Homecoming victory over Columbus Friday, October 5. Behrend picked off a pair of interceptions in the victory as part of five turnovers forced by the Indians. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Controlling rights for the top of Class 2A District 4 were on the line - along with a happy Homecoming, when the Waukon football team played host to Waterloo Columbus in a match-up of Class 2A top 10-rated teams Friday, October 5. Despite identical records of 5-1 and 2-0 in district play, the experience of the more recent winning Waukon program matched up against a Columbus program experiencing its first winning season - and more than two wins in a season - since 2010 made for a not nearly as similar final result, as the Indians posted a 20-0 second quarter burst on the way to a 38-12 Homecoming victory.

Now holding a 6-1 overall record and the only 3-0 mark in Class 2A District 4 play, the football Indians will hit the road one final time for this regular season, traveling to Anamosa this Friday, October 12. The Raiders have just a single win on the season, that coming in their season opener against a Class 3A Maquoketa team yet to secure its first win of the season. Anamosa’s current six-game losing streak consists of losses by a single touchdown or less in its last five games, including just a 50-48 loss home loss to Monticello this past Friday, October 5.

“I am very concerned about this week’s opponent, Anamosa,” Coach Beermann said. “I realize they are 1-6.  However, their scores have been very close, and their last three losses have all come in the last minute. They lost, 28-21, to North Fayette Valley after driving the ball down to the 11-yard line in the last minute.

Against Columbus, they lost, 22-16, when their receiver was tackled at Columbus’ one-yard line on the last play of the game. And last week, Monticello scored with 1.8 seconds left to win, 50-48. Anamosa played at home last week in the rain, so their field is torn up, and it is supposed to rain most of this week.”

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