Waukon football team begins Class 2A State Play-Off journey with 46-16 rout in windy, snowy, cold opening-round game at Clear Lake


Following the front line to a career high ... Waukon football senior Mitchell Snitker (#8 in center of the above photo) follows the blocking of his offensive line made up of (left to right) seniors Ethan Krueger, Colin Waters, Alex Brink (on ground) and Tanner Peterson, and junior Brady Sullivan for a one-yard touchdown, with fellow senior backfield mates Tristan Hansmeier and Evan Armstead (left to right at far right) also helping out. Behind that front line that also included, at times, senior Chance Opperman and junior Pryce Hesse, Snitker ran for a career-high 232 yards and five touchdowns in the Indians’ 46-16 win at Clear Lake Friday, October 27 in the opening round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Indians will travel to New Hampton this Friday for rematch in quarterfinals

Neither wind, nor cold nor the dark-uniformed Clear Lake Lion defense that has not given up more than 14 points in any of its previous seven games could stop the Waukon football team from delivering itself to the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs with a 46-16 rout of the host Lions in the opening round of the season grand finale series Friday, October 27. Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, winds blowing between 20 and 30 mph definitely pushing wind chills below that freezing mark, and a steady dose of snow showers may have lopsided the Indians’ usually balanced offensive attack, but the 371 yards the Indians gained on the ground, compared to just 97 through the air, proved to be more than enough to fuel a 46-0 headstart the Indians gained through three quarters on the way to the victory.

The winner of this Friday’s quarterfinals match-up will advance to the Class 2A semifinals to be played in the very facility that Weymiller now calls his football home, the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. That semifinals contest will be played Saturday, November 11 at 4:06 p.m. against the winner of the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (9-1) vs. South Central Calhoun (9-1) quarterfinal match-up also being played this Friday in Hull.

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