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WACO football team wins first game

Sep 05, 2017

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


WAYLAND — The WACO football team picked up their first win of the season on Friday night, and the Warriors made it count, crushing Tri-county 53-14.

WACO broke the game open immediately, scoring five touchdowns in the first quarter, including three TD passes from quarterback Nik Coble.

Coble found Colton Horak on a five-yard pass to open up the scoring. Horak scored on a 12-yard touchdown rush shortly afterwards and it was 14-0 early.

Nolan Eubanks recovered a fumble for a touchdown to help make it 21-0. Coble threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Drew Kissell and a 55-yard touchdown pass to Horak to bring the score to 35-0. Horak was 5-5 on extra point attempts in the first quarter.

Calvin Battle got in on the action in the second quarter. He darted down the field for a 74-yard touchdown run to stretch the lead to 42-0 before halftime.

The Warriors called off the dogs in the second half. Horak booted a 49-yard field goal for the only score of the third quarter.

After a Tri-County touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Jalen Collins found the end zone on a 13-yard scamper. Will Edeker ran it in for the two-point conversion. The Trojans added a touchdown of their own later in the period but the game was well out of hand.

Coble finished the game 4-4 for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Horak had two catches for 60 yards and two scores. Battle caught one pass for 39 yards and Kissell finished with one catch for 16 yards and a touchdown.

Elijah McGohan led the ground game with 71 yards. Battle had 69 yards and a score. Horak had 15 yards and a touchdown, and Collins finished with 14 yards and a TD.

Horak led the defense with 11.5 tackles in the win, including two tackles for a loss. Cody Crawford had seven tackles, five TFLs and two sacks. McGohan finished with five tackles, one TFL and a sack, and Hunter Donaldson finished with 4.5 tackles, two TFLs and a sack.

The Warriors forced five turnovers in the game, all five coming on fumble recoveries. Crawford, Eubanks, Kissell, McGohan and Jason Sammons each had one fumble recovery in the win.

WACO moved to 1-2 with the win. They will take on a 1-1 Wyoming Midland team in their district opener on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.

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