Waukon football team drops home opener to Class 1A second-rated MFL/MarMac, 34-12

Solo and tackle-for-loss leader ... Waukon football junior Graine Curtin chases down MFL/MarMac quarterback Carver Blietz-Bentien in the Indians’ 34-12 home loss to the Class 1A second-rated Bulldogs Friday, September 1. Curtin wrapped up team-high defensive totals of five solo tackles and one-and-a-half tackles for loss of yardage in his total of six-and-a-half total tackles in the defeat. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon football team continued to try and find its way through another challenging non-district schedule this fall, dropping down a couple classes in school size from its non-district season opener a week ago but moving several steps up in how their opponent is perceived in its class. Playing in front of their hometown fans for the first time this season, the Indians were hosting Class 1A second-rated MFL/MarMac Friday, September 1, having their hands full with another experienced and talented non-district opponent that had played its way to the Class 1A State Play-Off quarterfinals last season, with the Tribe ending up on the short end of Friday’s scoreboard result with a 34-12 defeat.

The Indians will wrap up their non-district schedule this Friday, September 8, taking on a combination of their first two opponents so far this season in both another larger school and another ranked opponent in Class 3A sixth-rated Independence. The Mustangs are off to a 2-0 start so far this fall, having already defeated a pair of opponents from the grid Tribe’s Class 2A District 3 with a 50-22 season-opening win at North Fayette Valley followed by a 39-13 victory at home over Crestwood this past Friday, September 1.

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