SIOUX CENTER - South O'Brien picked up the first loss of the season on Friday, losing to Class 2A Sioux Center, 21-14, on the Warriors' home turf.
The Wolverines held a 14-7 lead at the half, but were unable to hang on for a victory.
Sioux Center started off the scoring with 5:15 to go in first quarter on a 4-yard run, and the Wolverines responded in the second quarter with a 1-yard run by Kody Nelson with 3:53 to go in the second quarter. Michael Callahan kicked the extra point to tie the score.
The second half proved to be all Warriors, as they picked up a score in the third quarter helped out by a poor snap on a punt that gave the Warriors great field position, and they scored again in the fourth quarter on a fourth and goal run from the 2-yard line.
SOS Coach Mark Fuhrman said, " The Wolverines need to use this as a chance to get better. This doesn't affect our district standings but proved to be a great test of where we are as a team.
"We have work to do as far as tackling. I really felt like we were in the correct positions defensively, but just didn't make the tackles. Offensively, we showed we could move the ball, but have to learn to maintain blocks on every play. Again, I believe we were in the positions we needed to be, but just didn't maintain our blocks."
This week the 3-1 Wolverines travel to 0-4 Okoboji to take on the Pioneers in Milford in their second District 1 game. Coach Fuhrman said the team really needs to get focused and show some improvement this week, as the balance of their season is all district games.