Photo by Taylar Erickson
DEFENSE—Freshman Garrett Hoffman (No. 7) returns an interception of a Yankton pass Oct. 15 at Howard Wood Field.

Warrior sub-varsity football teams end seasons with wins
Freshmen finish with Watertown, JV with Yankton

By Taylar Erickson, Treyton Ponto and Kellen Foltz

Two sub-varsity football teams recently played games at Howard Wood Field to end the season.

Oct. 15 at Howard Wood, the JV football team defeated the Yankton Bucks 25-0. 

Freshman quarterback Max Thomson threw touchdown passes to sophomore Luke Behrens, junior Cole Hulstein and sophomore Sam Randall. Behrens also had a 20-yard touchdown run in the win. 

The defense was also solid, forcing four turnovers. Juniors Wyatt Reitmeier and Devyn Lein and freshman Garrett Hoffman all had interceptions for the Warriors. Sophomore GodGive Doe also had two sacks for the Warriors. 

Sophomore Jaden Feterl said he was happy. 

“At the beginning of the season, I didn’t know how it would go,” Feterl said. “But last night was showing off how much work we put in as a team to come together and get every win possible.”

Coach Eric Struck was also pleased. 

“The Warriors ended the season with a total team effort,” Struck said. “Thank you to everyone who has helped us this season.”

Warrior freshman football team member ended their season with a win as they defeated the Watertown Arrows 34-6 Oct. 16 at Howard Wood Field. 

The Warriors ran the score to 34-0 until late in the game when the Arrows finally scored, but it was too little, too late. 

For WHS, running back Joshua Piper scored on runs of 43 and 16-yards to open scoring for the Warriors. Running back Bita Patient had an eight-yard and Blessing Taniah a 20-yard and quarterback Patrick Osborn a 12-yard touchdown runs.

The Warriors also scored on two different two-point conversions following the touchdowns. 

Assistant coach Tom Freese said it was a great game. 

“It was a great game for our guys to go out on for their freshman career,” Freese said. “I really enjoyed this group of kids.”

With the win, the Warriors finished the season at 6-2.


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