In class 3A 10th ranked Waverly-Shell Rock is on the road to take on Oelwein in district four action. The unbeaten Go-Hawks are averaging 50 points per game and allowing only seven following lopsided wins over Denver, Waterloo Columbus, and Independence. Oelwein Coach Jim Yokas says his team will be tested as they have tremendous team speed and he says it will be a challenge.
Yokas says they haven’t seen their punt formation as no one has force the Go-Hawks to punt. Oelwein is looking to rebound from its first loss of the season a week ago at Decorah 27-7. He says he tells them to “learn the lesson and forget the details,” and the lesson was you have to play hard the entire game.
Waverly-Shell Rock Coach Mark Hubbard says containing Oelwein quarterback Stephen Meyer is a key to beating the Huskies. He says Meyer is one of the better all around football players they have seen.
For the Go-Hawks, quarterback Matt Mummelthei and runningbacks Jake Englin and Walker Erskine are all averaging at least 11 yards per carry. Coach Hubbard says their success on the ground is overshading a solid, but seldom-used air attack.
By Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein