Waukon football team wraps up regular season home schedule with 54-0 shut-out victory over Crestwood in District 4 play


Tight-rope touchdown grab ... Under the watchful eye of a game official, Waukon football senior Sean Cooper latches on to a 17-yard pass from fellow senior Creed Welch while keeping his feet inbounds in the back of the end zone for a second-quarter touchdown in the Indians’ 54-0 home victory over Crestwood Friday, October 2. Cooper also latched on to a Cadet pass in the third quarter for an interception and the lone turnover of the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries on this webpage.

A game that many were likely anticipating since a 26-21 slugfest early last season, and likely even more were anticipating as a late-season match-up to determine a district champion, proved to be much less dramatic in its final outcome as the Waukon football team rolled over Crestwood, 54-0, in the grid Tribe’s final home game of the regular season Friday, October 2. Having battled down to the final seconds in that 26-21 Indian victory last fall, and with both teams undefeated in Class 2A District 4 play entering Friday’s game, the battle began as many had anticipated, but a 30-0 outscoring by the Tribe in the second quarter erased any further drama or anticipation in the final result.

“I am sure the week of rest helped to some extent,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said of his team’s return to action after being idle last Friday due to cancellation of their game at Independence due to COVID-19 concerns within the Mustang program. “We certainly talked about Cresco’s performance against us last year, and against New Hampton last week. The guys came ready to play, and executed the plan we had.”

The Indians are next scheduled to wrap up their regular season at North Fayette Valley this Friday, October 9, looking to complete a third consecutive undefeated district championship season. The TigerHawks hold a 2-4 season record and come off a 46-34 loss at home to Independence this past Friday, with their only two wins on the season being a 35-7 non-district win over Sumner-Fredericksburg and a 28-27 win over New Hampton midway through the season.

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