Waukon football team posts 51-27 road victory at Monticello behind season- and career-high efforts

For the fourth time in its five victories of this 2017 season, the Waukon football team put more than 50 points on the scoreboard, using another strong second quarter to help pull away to an eventual 51-27 victory at Monticello Friday, September 29 in Class 2A District 4 play. That offensive display, however, was provided by a somewhat different combination of the Indians’ arsenal, as the grid Tribe racked up a season-high total of 567 yards in the contest.

That season-high yardage total was fueled by a career night recorded by senior quarterback Abe Schwartz, who not only threw for a career high 302 yards to pace the Tribe’s air total of 345 yards on the night, but also rushed for another career high 102 yards and three touchdowns to also pace the Indians’ ground effort of 222 yards for the night. That Indian air attack also featured another career high effort of 166 yards receiving by junior wide-out Michael Sweeney on seven receptions. Those career efforts were a welcome response to a more concentrated defensive effort by Monticello to keep the Tribe’s season-long offensive leader, senior Mitchell Snitker, under wraps, limiting him to just 54 yards rushing and without a single reception.

The win improves the Indians’ overall record to 5-1, including a now 3-1 mark in Class 2A District 4, where they continue to sit all alone in third place behind yet District unbeatens Cascade and Union. In a battle of top-10 rated Class 2A teams, the Indians will match up against Union this Friday, October 6 at the Upper Iowa University football stadium in Fayette in a game that will hold a significant amount of meaning in the final Class 2A District 4 standings and possibly the Class 2A State Play-Off qualifications.

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