Sophomore Ben Klimesh takes on a South Hamilton lineman late in the game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Sophomore Ben Klimesh takes on a South Hamilton lineman late in the game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The first hurdle on the way to a Class 1A state title was cleared Wednesday night by the Class 1A No. 9 South Winn football team (8-2) as the Warriors easily handled South Hamilton (6-4) 46-20 in Calmar in the first round of the playoffs.

The competition ramps up in the second round as the Warriors went on the road to No. 2 Dike-New Hartford (10-0) Monday night in the second round (visit decorahnewspapers.com for complete game coverage Monday night).

The winner moves on to face the winner of No. 8 North Fayette Valley (9-1) and Nashua-Plainfield (7-4) in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 8.

"We had a solid team effort. South Hamilton was a very good football team, but we were able to execute on both offense and defense very well despite a couple of turnovers early in the game," said Coach Jason Ohrt. "Our offensive and defensive lines were able to control the line of scrimmage from the start and that made things much easier for our guys at the skill positions."



A new look

Wednesday night the Warriors used a few direct snaps to wingback Jordan Rommes to change things up for the postseason. In fact, one of those Rommes runs resulted in the first touchdown of the game, a 48-yard scamper with 7:40 left in the first quarter. Still in the opening frame, Christian Kleve found a hole and went in for the 11-yard score. The Hawks answered as the first quarter ended, making it 14-7.

The first hurdle on the way to a Class 1A state title was cleared Wednesday night by the Class 1A No. 9 South Winn football team (8-2) as the Warriors easily handled South Hamilton (6-4) 46-20 in Calmar in the first round of the playoffs.

The competition ramps up in the second round as the Warriors went on the road to No. 2 Dike-New Hartford (10-0) Monday night in the second round (visit decorahnewspapers.com for complete game coverage Monday night).

The winner moves on to face the winner of No. 8 North Fayette Valley (9-1) and Nashua-Plainfield (7-4) in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 8.

"We had a solid team effort. South Hamilton was a very good football team, but we were able to execute on both offense and defense very well despite a couple of turnovers early in the game," said Coach Jason Ohrt. "Our offensive and defensive lines were able to control the line of scrimmage from the start and that made things much easier for our guys at the skill positions."



A new look

Wednesday night the Warriors used a few direct snaps to wingback Jordan Rommes to change things up for the postseason. In fact, one of those Rommes runs resulted in the first touchdown of the game, a 48-yard scamper with 7:40 left in the first quarter. Still in the opening frame, Christian Kleve found a hole and went in for the 11-yard score. The Hawks answered as the first quarter ended, making it 14-7.

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