Falcons are winning

Quarterback and No. 10 for the Falcons, Dylan Wiggins throws the football while offensive lineman No. 67 Dylan Ver Hoeven and No. 63 Cole Schiefen prepare to block.

 

HAWARDEN—The West Sioux junior varsity football team remains undefeated on the season with just two games left. But, South O’Brien came to Eneboe Field Monday, Sept. 30 ready to play in hopes of breaking the winning tradition in football at West Sioux.

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Falcon jv football defense made crucial plays during the Monday night game.

So much so, at the end of the third quarter this jv Falcon football team was trailing 20-7.

“Down 20-7 with six minutes to go in a jv game is a very deep hole to dig out of,” coach Jerome Hoegh said. “Our guys didn’t play great the first half of the game but showed a TON of resiliency and character to put together the fourth quarter they did against a very good South O’Brien team.”

Lynott runs for a gain in yards

Falcon running back Brady Lynott gets a good gang in yards thanks to his offensive line for clearing the South O’Brien defense out of his way.

 

The fourth quarter brought out a do or die kind of fight. Coach Hoegh says the fourth quarter there were "too many plays to count" that needed to be made to win the game but he did mention how the Falcons completed three fourth quarter fourth downs offensively and how the defense stopped South O’Brien on two different occasions on fourth and one yard in the fourth quarter as well.

“We also forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter as well — one fumble and  one interception,” said Hoegh. “Any of those plays, and many more — go the other way and we don’t have the outcome we got.”

The Falcons earned the win 25-20.

Let's go team

Falcon junior varsity football team during a time out called during the game Monday night at Eneboe Field in Hawarden.

 

“This game was one of the best jv games I’ve ever been a part of,” Hoegh said. “Those are the types of games that kids learn how to play with pressure and make big plays when needed and rely on their teammates to do their job. You have to be tough and unselfish in those situations and we were — it was extremely fun to see them all step up to the challenge!”

The Falcons will play at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Oct. 14 and at home against West Lyon Oct. 21.