Waukon football team holds off New Hampton for 28-20 non-district win

Unbeaten Tribe gridders ranked #1 in daily newspaper polls after first loss by previous #1 B-H/RV

A game that saw the Waukon football team more than double up its New Hampton host in total yardage didn’t turn out to yield that same result on the scoreboard in the final non-district match-up of this young 2017 football season Friday, September 1. A strong defensive stand by the Indians that limited the Chickasaws to just 166 yards of total offense was somewhat overshadowed by a handful of “unique” occurrences that helped keep the Chickasaws in the latest chapter of what has come to be a recent series of classic grid battles.

The Tribe is next scheduled to open Class 2A District 4 play this Friday, September 8 when Dyersville Beckman comes to town. The Blazers posted a split of their two non-district games at home to start the season, rolling over Clayton Ridge, 58-0, in their season-opener before falling to Western Dubuque this past Friday, September 1 by a 34-21 result in a game that saw former Waukon High School student-athlete Carver Conway - now a senior runningback for Western Dubuque - run through the Beckman defense for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

The football Indians have been ranked number one in Class 2A in the latest newspaper polls produced by the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Des Moines Register after previously top-rated Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, last season’s Class 2A State Champion, suffered its first loss of the season, 35-28, to Class 1A newly top-rated West Lyon this past Friday. The Indians also remain rated within the top five of most all other Iowa high school football rankings released by various sources so far this season.

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