Kee football team gets off to strong start, fends off adversity and late comeback to post second straight win, 48-34 at Janesville

A strong start and an overall balanced attack allowed the Kee football team to piece together its first win streak of the season when the Hawks traveled to Janesville Friday, September 16. Initially facing the possibility of not being able to play a game at all when their original September 16 opponent, Calamus-Wheatland, announced it could not field a varsity football team this season, the Hawks were able to schedule a game at Janesville, bolting to a 30-6 lead by the halftime break before fighting off some injury adversity and a Wildcat comeback effort to secure its second consecutive win, 48-34.

“We played some great football in the first half in all phases of the game,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “We were well balanced on offense and did a much better job tackling than what we had been doing. We had a couple guys go down, so we had to move some guys around a bit. We made a couple mistakes in the second half that allowed them to get back into the game.”

The Hawks will now return home this Friday, September 23 for another change from their original schedule that initially had them playing at Central Elkader, another squad that announced just prior to the start of the season they would not be playing a varsity football schedule this fall due to low participation numbers. In place of that game, the Kee gridders will now be hosting Riceville this Friday for a non-district battle with a Wildcat squad still in search of its first win of the season, coming off a 62-14 home loss to Turkey Valley this past Friday.

“With a bunch of new faces we were breaking in this year, starting on the road three of the first four games wasn’t ideal, so we will be looking forward to a rare three-game home stand coming up,” Coach Winters remarked. “We have seen some great growth from the guys the last couple weeks, so we need to make sure that continues next week against Riceville.”

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