The Decorah sophomore football team (2-2) lost a tough on one on the road Friday night, falling to the Comets of Charles City 14-10 at Charles City.
"We had a very nice start to the game but were not able to keep our focus and concentration through the second half. Mentally we missed some very important items in the execution of our game plan. The positive aspect is all of the mental mistakes we made can be fixed and we can become a stronger football team by learning from the errors," stated Coach Jeff Freidhof.
The Vikings would hit paydirt first when Garrett Wise broke free from multiple tacklers in the first quarter and rushed for a 53-yard touchdown. Zach Lea followed with the successful point after.
Lea would add points to the scoreboard in the second quarter with a 30-yard field goal.
The Vikings would not score again in the game while Charles City was able to score two touchdowns in the second half.
Offensively, Wise led the ground attack with 14 carries for 128 yards. Gabe Varney had seven carries for 32 yards while Lea had six carries for 28 yards. Cole Steffen was 3-for-4 passing for 39 yards, with Lea having the long catch of 25 yards.
Defensively Wise had five solo and eight assisted tackles, Tim Winter had four solo and four assisted, Dallas Matt had five assisted, Jacob Marlow had four assisted, Cole Headington had three assisted and Thomas Pecinovsky had three assisted tackles. Ben Dugger was credited with one sack.
The Decorah sophomores return to action Friday at home against the Hawks of West Delaware. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.