BACK HOME AT THE DOME! Waukon football team earns fifth consecutive State Semifinals berth with 28-14 home win over North Fayette Valley

DOMEWARD BOUND!!!!! ... Members of the Waukon football team celebrate what the scoreboard in the background shows, the Indians’ 28-14 home victory Friday, November 5 over North Fayette Valley that advanced them to their fifth consecutive berth in the Class 2A State Play-Off Semifinals. The Indians will now take their 10-1 season record to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls this Saturday, November 13 where they will take on the 10-1 Southeast Valley Jaguars in a State Semifinals match-up scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Indians will play 10-1 Southeast Valley in State Semifinals this Saturday at the UNI-Dome

by Perry Hesse

Death, taxes, and the Waukon football team advancing to the semifinals. One could say these are the certainties in life as the Indians posted a 28-14 Class 2A State Play-Off Quarterfinals victory over North Fayette Valley (NFV) Friday, November 5 to advance to the semifinal round. The win marks the fifth straight year Waukon will play in the Class 2A State Semifinals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as the Indians look to repeat as Class 2A State Champions, with their next game being this Saturday, November 13 against 10-1 Southeast Valley.

“As a staff, we are very proud of the strides these kids have made,” said Waukon football coach Chad Beermann, in his ninth season as head coach of the Indians. “Each team is its own entity, and you don’t get to bring anything with you from the year before but experience, and this group had less of that than other teams. So, to make it five straight years to the semifinals is something to be proud of.”

Nearly doubling up the visiting Tigerhawks in total yards, the grid Tribe racked up a 446-226 offensive yards advantage. The Indian defense complemented that offensive edge with a 12-0 margin in tackles for loss, but the Indians were still in for a much tougher battle than the 48-21 victory they posted over NFV to open Class 2A District 5 play in mid-September.

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