Waukon football team overcomes 14-6 second half deficit to fend off scrappy Jesup squad for 26-14 district road win

Win results in fourth consecutive District 4 championship, eighth Class 2A State Play-Off berth

by Perry Hesse

Two defensive touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the third quarter propelled the Waukon football team to a 26-14 victory at Jesup Friday, October 8. Those defensive scores allowed the Tribe to overcome a sluggish first half which left them trailing, 7-6, at halftime, a position they have not been in since a season-opening home loss against Class 4A top-five rated Waverly-Shell Rock.

“The kids were frustrated at halftime,” said Waukon football head coach Chad Beermann. “But we explained to the kids that you will have days like this. Things will not always go your way. But you have to keep playing.”

“Hopefully we are healthy this week,” added Coach Beermann. “Union has a dangerous QB/receiver duo. Their quarterback is also their leading rusher. We want to tighten up some of our pass coverages. Offensively, I would like to see more sustained drives and not relying on big plays.”

Kickoff this Friday, Oct. 15 in Waukon will be at 7 p.m. The Indians will then await the Class 2A State Play-Off pairings, with first-round match-ups for that postseason journey beginning Friday, October 22.

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