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Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:22

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze

Sioux County all-stater Nathan Woodrum provided all the offense the Warriors would need Friday when Wauneta-Palisade fell 27-72 at home.

With just five first half plays, Sioux County jumped out to a 44-0 lead over the Broncos. Woodrum scored on the opening kickoff, returned a punt for a TD, scored three rushing touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to fellow all-stater Garrett Ellis.

Co-head coach Joseph Frecks said the Broncos knew Sioux County would be a very good team.

“Sioux County has some great individual players,” Frecks said. “Woodrum is the returning offensive player of the year in 6-man football, and he showed why on Friday.”

The Broncos were able to settle in during the second quarter.

Chase Rathe recovered a Warrior fumble to set WP up on the Sioux County 25-yard line. Following a Gage Crowell run, Rathe completed two passes to Tyler Davis, the second for a six-yard touchdown.

Though Sioux County responded with a touchdown of its own, WP scored quickly on a 64-yard pass from Rathe to Billy Straub. WP trailed at halftime 14-58.

With a running clock after halftime, the lone score of the third quarter came quickly.

On the Broncos second play, Joseph Sramek took off for a 50-yard touchdown.

Sioux County returned the favor early in the fourth quarter, but the Broncos responded.

Beginning on its own 26-yard line, WP had a four-play scoring drive capped with a 34-yard run by Straub to give the Broncos 27 points.

Frecks said he and fellow head coach Randy Geier were proud of how the team hung in throughout the game and continued to play hard despite the deficit.

“We continued to improve throughout the game,” said Frecks. “We felt that the players we had in new positions responded very well.”

WP will travel to Minatare Friday to tackle the Indians. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. MT/7:00 p.m. CT.

Minatare lost to Riverside 22-28 in its first game. Riverside is a new school made up of Spalding and Cedar Rapids.

Coach Frecks said, “We are really looking forward to see how much we can improve now until next Friday night against Minatare. We have some great kids on this team, and we look forward to them coming to practice as always with a great attitude and ready to work hard and get better.

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