The South O'Brien Wolverines traveled to Hawarden Friday night for the second district game of the year.
West Sioux started the scoring early with a 54 yard run with 11:27 to go in the first quarter. The extra point was good and it looked like West Sioux was in control. The Wolverines struck back with a 42 yard pass play from Knute Klinker to Jarod Syndergaard and Nick Massmann added the extra point kick to even the score at seven with 5:37 to go in the first quarter.
The Wolverines scored again with 1:10 to go in the first quarter. Tim Jenness ran over left tackle for 3 yards and Nick Massmann added the extra point. Now it looked like the Wolverines were in control.
The Falcons ended up scoring twice in the second quarter. One was a 60 yard pass play with 4:54 to go and the other was a 25 yard field goal with 2:42 to go. Both scores followed turnovers by the Wolverines.
The third quarter proved to be a defensive battle as neither team scored. In the fourth quarter the Falcons scored with 6:15 to go. A late offensive drive by the Wolverines didn't quite make it and the final score ended at 24 -- 14 Falcons.
Pete Mathews and Beau Lange recovered fumbles for the Wolverines and Jarod Syndergaard and Pete Mathews had interceptions for the Wolverines. Cody Rehder had 3 solos and 9 assists and sophomore John Gray had 1 solo and 11 assists.
Coach Fuhrman was not disappointed with the kids effort as the kids worked hard the whole game, but questioned how we could continue to give up 2 or 3 plays each game that prove to be game winners for the other team. This is not football or physical ability we are struggling with. It is the ability to stay in the game (all eleven) on every play of the game.
The Wolverines are home this week with Sioux Central coming to town. This is another excellent opportunity to pick up a win, but we have to be mentally prepared for each play.