South Winn’s Chris Brincks and a host of other Warriors wrap up the Hudson ball carrier. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
With lightning flashes in the background, the Class 1A No. 9 South Winn football team (9-1) put on a show of its own on the gridiron Wednesday night in the Class 1A first round of the playoffs, defeating Hudson (5-5) 38-31 in Calmar.
The No. 1 seed Warriors trailed No. 4 seed Hudson 22-24 late in the third when the game was delayed due to the weather; however, when the game was resumed, the Warriors sealed the deal with a last-minute interception.
With the win, South Winn moved on to the second round in Calmar against No. 6 Aplington-Parkersburg Monday (For details visit Decorahnewspapers.com). The Falcons advanced after defeating Saint Ansgar 50-21 in the first round.
Back and forth
Warrior fans had more than enough reason to be nervous Wednesday night in the first round. Hudson took the opening kickoff and went down the field easily, taking a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard run.
South Winn answered with a 65-yard kickoff return by Jordan Rommes. A few plays later, Colton Hageman was in the end zone. The two-point play failed, making it 7-6 Hudson.
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