Waukon football team battles top-10 rated New Hampton to 26-12 home defeat

Waukon football junior receiver Wyatt Wille secures this catch for an Indian first down despite the efforts of his New Hampton defender in the Tribe’s 26-12 home loss to the top-10 rated Chickasaws Friday, October 10. Wille hauled in several key first down catches in the ballgame on his way to a team-high 80 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon football team played host to the second of two fellow Class 2A District 3 opponents ranked within this season’s top 10 in that class, when eighth-rated New Hampton came to town Friday, October 10. Having learned and grown through some tough adversity since hosting District 3’s other top-10 rated team, a 40-14 Homecoming loss to North Fayette Valley, the Indians put up a strong fight against the yet district-undefeated Chickasaws, remaining within a one-touchdown margin at the end of each of the game’s first three quarters before finally surrendering a 26-12 defeat.
Falling to a 2-5 overall record and a 1-3 mark in District 3 play, the Indians will hit the road this Friday, October 17 for a game pivotal in Class 2A State Play-Off qualification at Center Point-Urbana, a team holding a 5-2 overall record, 3-1 in district play, and coming off a 38-20 win at Oelwein this past Friday, October 10. A loss Friday will eliminate the Indians from play-off qualification, while a win over the host Stormin’ Pointers this Friday and then another win for the Indians the following Friday coupled with a Center Point-Urbana loss to Dyersville Beckman would give the Indians the fourth and final District 3 qualifying spot.

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