Unbeaten Waukon football team erupts to 22-0 headstart in opening District 4 play with 53-35 home victory over Dyersville Beckman


Waukon football junior Brady Sullivan breaks through the Dyersville Beckman front line to drop this ballcarrier for a loss in the Indians’ 53-35 home victory over the Trailblazers to open Class 2A District 4 play Friday, September 8. Sullivan left the game early with an injury but wrapped up a pair of solo tackles for a loss in his total of three each of solo and assisted stops before his departure. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Big plays were a big factor in a big first step taken by the Waukon football team in opening their Class 2A District 4 schedule with a 53-35 victory at home over Dyersville Beckman Friday, September 8. The Indians struck on three scoring plays covering 216 yards in their first three possessions to bolt to a 22-0 headstart they would never really look back from in keeping their undefeated season and number-one ranking intact as District play got underway.

“We have a great deal of respect for Beckman as a program, so to jump on them like that out of the gate was pretty shocking,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. “We know this group of players has that kind of ability, we just don’t always get to see it. Friday night it was on display in the first quarter, and most of the second.”

The Tribe is next scheduled to take on the only other season-long undefeated team in Class 2A District 4, traveling to fourth-rated Cascade this Friday, September 15, with one of those two teams destined to suffer their first loss. The Cougars come off a 13-6 District 4-opening victory at North Fayette Valley this past Friday, September 8 and also have two non-district wins of 48-0 at Maquoketa and 47-0 over Central DeWitt to start the season.

“Many of their kids are back, and their offense will actually look similar to what we saw from Beckman,” noted Coach Beermann in looking ahead to this Friday’s match-up at Cascade. “It should be a great challenge for us. We’ll find out what we’re made of. I think the district is starting to sort itself after week one. This week will go a long way toward seeing what it will look like overall.”

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