Waukon football team shakes off Dubuque Wahlert’s quick start, amasses over 700 yards on way to a 64-21 home victory

Bringing him down ... Waukon football juniors Evan O’Neill (#2 at right) and Milan Byrnes (#53 at left) combine their efforts to bring down this Dubuque Wahlert ballcarrier in the Indians’ 64-21 home victory over the Golden Eagles Friday, October 1. Both Byrnes and O’Neill wrapped up one each of solo and assisted tackles, with O’Neill also catching a late touchdown pass of 53 yards for the grid Tribe. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

by Perry Hesse

It’s a good thing Waukon Indian football coach Chad Beermann does not award game balls to deserving players as there would not have been enough for everyone Friday, October 1 after his team beat visiting Dubuque Wahlert, 64-21. The Indians amassed over 700 yards of offense including 406 yards on the ground and 296 yards in the passing game. Those 64 points were the most scored by the grid Tribe since a 66-0 victory over Anamosa in 2019 as Waukon improved to 5-1 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in District play.

“The offensive line did a great job of blocking,” said the Indian head coach. “And then Wahlert really struggled in tackling our backs in the open field. Pat (Hennessy) and Lincoln (Snitker) really carried the load with each accounting for over 240 yards of offense apiece.”

The Indians will travel to Jesup this Friday, October 8. Jesup is currently 2-4 on the season and 0-3 in District play, having lost four games in a row and being shutout the last two weeks, including a 35-0 loss to North Fayette Valley last Friday. The Indians remain the lone unbeaten team in the Class 2A District 4 standings with a 3-0 record. Kick-off in Jesup will be at 7:30 p.m.

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