Waukon football team limited by turnovers and penalties as outstanding season ends up short of a perfect result with 37-12 loss to OABCIG in State Championship game

Raw emotion from a runner-up result ... The faces of the members of the Waukon football team tell the tale as they display the banner and trophy they were awarded for playing to a State Runner-Up finish in the Class 2A State Championship game at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls Friday, November 22. In a match-up of undefeated teams, the top-seeded Indians were dealt a 37-12 defeat in that title tilt by the fourth-seeded but high-powered OABCIG Falcons, who won the first-ever State Championship in the history of their football program. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Grid Tribe battles through misfortunes, but high-flying Falcons piece together first-ever State title

Some would say it’s beginner’s luck, as the OABCIG Falcons won the Class 2A State Championship in their first-ever appearance in that season climactic event played Friday, November 22 at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.

Some would say it’s a one-man show, as that OABCIG squad was led by the arm and legs of junior quarterback Cooper Dejean, who accounted for 420 of the Falcons’ 455 yards of total offense in the game.

But Waukon football coach Chad Beermann says his team’s 37-12 loss in his third State Championship game appearance at the helm of the Indian grid program was simply an unfortunate bump in the road against a worthy opponent during an otherwise stellar season and successful recent era of Waukon football.

“Pride in what they did accomplish,” Coach Beermann summarized in regard to what he wants his team to remember most from this season-culminating championship game. “These seniors have recorded two consecutive district titles (15 consecutive district wins), a perfect regular season and 17 consecutive regular season wins.  They played the entire season with a target on their back as #1. And they’ve compiled a 34-4 record over three years.  Basically, the journey rather than the destination.”

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