Second best season in SW history; Warriors fall in quarterfinals to NFV
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:20 AM
As freshmen, they won one football game.
Tyler Numedahl (No. 15) had 18 tackles Friday. Also pictured is Ben Meyer (No. 21). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
As senior members of the South Winn football team, they walked off the field Friday night in West Union with a quarterfinals trophy, falling to North Fayette Valley 49-14 in Class 1A playoff action.
The No. 8 TigerHawks (11-1) will battle No. 1 Iowa City Regina (12-0) in the semifinals Saturday, Nov. 16, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, with Regina looking for its 55th straight win.
The Warriors, who finished the regular season ranked No. 9, ended the year 9-3 after advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009.
The Warriors came out ready to play Friday night. They took the opening kickoff and went 85 yards on six plays, including a big third down conversion and nice run by Ryan Hageman to set up a 53-yard Logan Schweinefus to Jordan Rommes reception for the score. The two-point try failed, making it 6-0 SW with just over two minutes off the clock.
The TigerHawks answered on their ensuing drive, running down the field before scoring on a 14-yard rush. The point-after kick was no good, leaving the score tied with 5:05 left in the first.
Despite good field position, the Warriors were forced to punt on their next possession. Taking over on their own 15, the TigerHawks looked to junior phenom Derrick Kuehner, who went down the field virtually untouched for the score. The two-point try failed, making it 12-6 NFV.
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