Solid defensive effort, four full quarters of play lead to first Kee football victory, 24-6 over Central City in District 3 opener

Kee football junior Josh Walleser closes in on this Central City ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 24-6 home victory over the Wildcats Friday, September 8 to begin District 3 play. Walleser led Kee’s defense with seven solo tackles and added four more assisted stops while also picking off two interceptions. He also caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee football team’s first victory of the season couldn’t have come at a better time than the start of District 3 play, as the Hawks played host to Central City Friday, September 8 and came away with a 24-6 triumph. For the third consecutive game Kee’s grid guys put together a strong first half effort, holding a halftime lead for the second consecutive week, but this time the Hawks continued that effort for the game’s remaining half as well, answering their only defensive letdown directly and coming up with some big defensive plays to further cement an overall strong defensive effort in the contest.

The Hawks are next scheduled to travel to Tripoli this Friday, September 15 to continue District 3 play against the 3-0 Tigers. Tripoli comes off a 68-8 trouncing at home over Central Elkader this past Friday, and also has wins of 34-30 over Riceville and 42-28 over Janesville to its early-season credit.

“We still need to clean some things up, but it was a huge step in the right direction,” Coach Winters said of his team’s first win. “The boys understand that next week’s game at Tripoli will take another great effort.”

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