DOMEWARD BOUND!!!! ... Members of the Waukon football team celebrate what the scoreboard in the background confirms as the football Indians earned a 24-8 victory at home over Solon in the Class 2A State Quarterfinals Friday, November 6. That victory advanced the grid Tribe to its fourth consecutive appearance in the Class 2A State Semifinals in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, where the Indians will face PCM-Monroe this Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to play in the Class 2A State Championship Game. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Waukon football team earns fourth consecutive State Semifinals berth with 24-8 win over Solon; PCM-Monroe up next

Defense was the name of the game as a pair of defending State Runner-Up teams were battling in a Friday, November 6 Class 2A State Quarterfinals match-up in defense of earning a return trip to the destination where every high school football team longs to be playing at the end of the season - the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

With both the host Waukon Indians and the visiting Solon Spartans each having played to the brink of State supremacy in their respective Class 2A and Class 3A campaigns last fall, both were looking to extend a seven-game win streak in addition to their 2020 season after Solon was dropped into the Class 2A football ranks this fall. In that defensive battle between the two squads, each limited the other to their lowest point total since their respective season-opening losses, but it was the Indian defense that was most controlling in helping the grid Tribe to a 24-8 victory and a fourth consecutive advancement to the UNI-Dome for the State Semifinals.

“We felt it was one of the better offensive lines we have faced,” Coach Beermann said of Solon’s young men in the trenches. “Coach Ted (Snitker) came up with a subtle change to one of our main defensive fronts, and that really worked well for us. Ultimately, it comes down to the kids executing, and our defensive line did a great job holding up at the point of attack, which allowed the linebackers to read and run. We were able to get three turnovers from our secondary, too. That said, it was probably the best defensive game that I have been a part of, which is good, because Solon’s defense was also outstanding.”

The winner of this Saturday’s semifinals contest will then advance on to the Class 2A State Championship game Friday, November 20 to be played at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls at 2 p.m. That championship game opponent will emerge from the other Class 2A State Semifinal match-up featuring undefeated Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (10-0) vs. Camanche (9-1). Neither of those teams have any UNI-Dome experience in recent years, Camanche posting its first winning season in 10 years just last season and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock recording its first winning record this season since the 2015 season.

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