Waukon football team dominates early, stifles Class 2A leading rusher for 55-14 Homecoming victory over Oelwein

Negative impact on Oelwein ... Waukon football junior Ethan O’Neill wraps up the Oelwein quarterback for a sack in the Indians’ 55-14 Homecoming victory over the Huskies Friday, October 4. O’Neill led the Indian defense with three solo tackles for loss that included this quarterback sack. He also assisted on two other tackles, including another one for a loss of yardage. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

It was a happy Homecoming for the Waukon football team Friday, October 4 as the top-rated Indian grid squad had little trouble with a visiting Oelwein Husky team still in search of its first Class 2A District 3 win in bringing a 2-3 season record to Waukon’s Homecoming venue and leaving with a 55-14 defeat.

The Huskies did boast Class 2A’s leading rusher coming into the game in junior Gage Voshell, who came into the contest averaging results of 28 carries, 176 yards and two touchdowns per game, but the Indian defense stifled the Oelwein workhorse to just 35 yards on 12 carries without a touchdown, while the Tribe bolted to a 42-0 headstart before trading late touchdowns between their reserve players.

Remaining unblemished in its Class 2A top ranking with a 6-0 mark that includes a 2-0 start to their Class 2A District 4 schedule, the Indians will be matched up against the only other undefeated team remaining in District 4 when they travel to Class 2A top-five rated Waterloo Columbus this Friday, October 11. Game time has been moved up to 7 p.m. as there will not be a freshman game played prior to the varsity contest.

After a 42-0 blanking of Anamosa this past Friday, the Sailors are off to their best season start in 30 years with marks of 6-0 overall and 2-0 in District 4 play identical to the Indians, with the only similar opponent between the two squads thus far being Oelwein, a team Columbus defeated by a 40-22 count just over a week earlier. The Sailors also boast one of Class 2A’s leading rushers in senior Ray Seidel, who currently sits second among Class 2A rushers with 930 yards on the ground to go along with 10 touchdowns and an average of 10.2 yards per carry.

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