Waukon football team overcomes rare early deficit for 46-14 State Play-Off win over Monticello; Solon is quarterfinals foe this Friday

“Sack” lunch turned into a feast ... Waukon football senior Brennan Sweeney wraps up Monticello quarterback Luke Lambert for one of his eight quarterback sacks in the Indians’ 46-14 home win over the Panthers in the third round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs Friday, October 30, with two of those halts being shared. Sweeney finished the game with 10 total tackles that included six solo stuffings of the Panther passer, as well as two assisted quarterback sacks in this total of 7.5 tackles for loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

It wasn’t the beginning that Waukon Indian football fans have come to expect this season, but the final result certainly was, as the grid Tribe took another step forward down its Class 2A State Play-Off path Friday, October 30 with a 46-14 home win over Monticello. Although the Indians scored first, they found themselves trailing, 7-6 at the end of the first quarter, for the first time since their season-opening loss at Decorah, but rang up a 28-0 second quarter and 40 unanswered points on the way to advancement to this Friday’s Class 2A State Quarterfinals for a fourth consecutive season and the seventh time in the last nine years.

“I think it was significant that our kids did not have school Friday,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said of this team’s slower start. “Getting them out of their routine sometimes makes it hard to get them focused. That lack of focus really showed up on our two-point conversions.  When Monticello onside kicked after scoring, our kids seemed to wake up a bit. Getting that stop really helped get the game back in hand, and settled us a bit.”

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