Waukon football team avenges only regular season loss from last year with 36-7 home win over Decorah in season opener

More than 200 yards of offense ... Waukon football senior Dawson Baures pushes away a Decorah defender during a rushing gain in the Indians’ 36-7 home win over the Vikings to start the 2019 season Friday, August 30. Leading the Indian offense, Baures carried the ball 13 times for 128 yards and a touchdown and also caught six passes for 82 yards and another touchdown. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Looking to get their 2019 season off to a better start than the year before, the Waukon football team did just that in avenging its only 2018 regular season loss with a 36-7 home win over fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Decorah Friday, August 30 in a non-district season opener for both squads.

Graduating just six seniors from its 10-2 Class 2A State semifinals squad last fall, the veteran Indians established themselves early on the way to a 30-0 headstart late in the second quarter over a Viking squad hit three times as hard by graduation after dealing the grid Tribe a 24-20 season-opening loss last fall.

“We played fairly well defensively, forcing a number of ‘three and outs,’ Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. “We were also fairly opportunistic, considering our ‘onside kick’ - which was not intentional but our kids were alert enough to fall on it. Also included would be (senior) Tanner Mitchell’s interception. The offense did a nice job of sustaining drives, and overcoming some mistakes as well.”

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