DOMEWARD BOUND! Waukon football team manhandles New Hampton, 34-13, to earn Class 2A Semifinals berth

Waukon football senior Isaiah Welch nabs this pass out of the air for a reception in the Indians’ Class 2A quarterfinal State Play-Off victory at New Hampton Friday, November 3 by a 34-13 final. Welch caught four passes for 40 yards and also snatched another on defense for an interception while also making one each of solo and assisted tackles. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Indians will face off against defending State Champion B-H/RV this Saturday in the UNI-Dome

Anyone anticipating another close, down-to-the-wire battle much like the Week 2 28-20 victory the Waukon football team pulled off in its early-season non-district match-up at New Hampton was likely disappointed in the postseason rematch between the two teams - unless, of course, they were Waukon football fans. Much like that early season match-up, the gridiron Indians racked up a massive total yards advantage against the host Chickasaws, 457-156, but this time that Indian upperhand also played out on the scoreboard with a 34-13 Tribe victory that advances the Indians to just their second play-off semifinals contest in program history.

Union and Williamsburg will take the field for their semifinals tilt at 7:06 p.m. after the Indians and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley complete their semifinals contest. The two winning teams from those semifinals bouts will then advance on to the Class 2A State Championship game to be played Friday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the UNI-Dome.

It was printed in last week’s edition, that Waukon senior Mitchell Snitker was just 60 yards away from surpassing 2014 graduate Marcus Weymiller’s single-season rushing total of 1,580 yards. It was also erroneously stated that Weymiller’s rushing total was the school record, when, in fact, that single-season school record belongs to 2004 Waukon High School graduate Shawn Cunningham with 1,740 yards, and The Standard apologizes for that error. With his additional 160 yards in the win over New Hampton, Snitker’s season total stands at 1,680 yards, actually once again just 60 yards away from Cunningham’s school record total.

It is Waukon football’s career rushing record that Weymiller holds at 3,492 yards, sharing a backfield with fellow 2014 graduate Parker Hesse, who once sat in second place on that career list with 2,652 yards, with Cunningham in third with 2,527 yards. Snitker currently also sits in second place on that list with 2,881 yards for his career.

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