T-Birds soar to victory
I-S wins Homecoming game against W-F
By Holly Neumann
The hosting Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds defeated the Weyauwega-Fremont Indians in a conference matchup Friday, Sept. 18, by a score of 35-12.
On the T-Birds’ first possession, Sam Schoenick intercepted quarterback Cam Gruenwald’s pass and returned the ball 25 yards. The Indians later fumbled the ball given possession back to the T-Birds.
Gruenwald then ran the ball to the 20-yard line. He later pitched the ball to Caleb Loken for a touchdown. Kyle Jobke kicked the extra point, giving the T-Birds 7-0 lead in the game.
On Weyauwega-Fremont’s next possession, the Indians moved the ball up the field, bringing up fourth and 9 from the 35-yard line. Logan Bosquez connected with Brandon Scheer for the first down, and later to Dylan Pankow for a touchdown. Unable to get the extra point, the T-Birds remained the lead with a score of 7-6.
After a series of plays on the T-Birds possession Bryce Huettner was able to find the end-zone once again for the T-Birds, with Adam Cherek scoring the extra 2 points, putting Iola-Scandinavia up 15-6.
The Indians were moving the ball up the field as time was running out in the first quarter when Bosquez threw a pass that was intercepted by Jayden Sivertson.
The T-Birds struggled starting out the second quarter of play and had to punt the ball, putting the Indians at midfield.
The Indians moved the ball into scoring position only have a pass intended for Dylan Pankow fall incomplete.
The T-Birds moved back and forth with the ball, when Gruenwald was finally able to connect with Loken for a 53-yard run, putting the T-Birds on the 8-yard line.
Gruenwald later connected with Loken again for a touchdown, followed by Jobke kicking the extra points widening the gap to 22-6 to end the half.
The Indians were not able to do much to start off the third quarter and turned the ball over to I-S.
On a QB keeper, Gruenwald ran 36 yards to the 48-yard line. Runs by Huettner and Loken moved the T-Birds up to first and goal. Gruenwald punched the ball up the middle for a T-Bird touchdown. With the PAT failing, the T-Birds were now ahead 28-6 to end the scoring for the third quarter.
The Indians started with the ball in the fourth but quickly turned the ball over on downs.
Gruenwald looked deep in the field, to connect with Austin Dyb for another scoring drive. Jobke got the extra point and the T-Birds were up 35-6.
The Indians quickly moved the ball up the field on their next possession, when Bosquez kept it himself to get the ball to the 4-yard line, followed by Trevor Flease for the score. With the PAT failing, the game ended with the score at 35-12.