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Warriors thrash Central Metropolis to maneuver on to quarterfinals

No. 2 WACO cruises to playoff quarterfinals
No. 2 WACO cruises to playoff quarterfinals

WACO’s Simeon Reichenbach retains his steadiness on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 towards Central Metropolis. Reichenbach completed with three touchdowns within the 48-12 victory. (Hunter Moeller/The Union)

WAYLAND — Domination.

That’s what the No. 2 WACO football staff has executed all through the 2022-23 season so far.

On Friday night time of their 8-player second spherical matchup towards Central Metropolis they didn’t disappoint on their strategy to a 48-12 victory.

The Warriors had no points with the Wildcats.

WACO held a good grip over the sport within the first half as dashing scores by Simeon Reichenbach and Louden Huisenga together with a seven-yard landing catch from Isaac Oswald to Oleh Shtefanchuk put the Warriors up 21-0 heading into the ultimate minutes of the primary half.

Central Metropolis was capable of get some momentum on the offensive finish within the closing minute, scoring on a 18-yard landing move to make it 21-6 heading into halftime.

“We performed very well within the first half,” WACO head coach Chad Edeker stated. “We stated on the half, hey guys we’re taking part in very well and we get the ball at half. Simply preserve going.”

WACO’s Isaac Oswald seems to be to interrupt free from a Central Metropolis defender on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 through the two 8-player spherical two matchup. (Hunter Moeller/The Union)

Within the second half, Reichenbach took over, scoring the entire Warriors factors.

On the Warriors first drive of the second half, Reichenbach took the kickoff previous midfield and later punched it in from round 10-yards out.

“That was an enormous drive to begin the second half,” Edeker stated. “That type of set the tone and we continued from there.”

After a defensive cease he put a 35-yard discipline objective via the uprights.

He adopted up with a 39-yard landing run wherein he juked and jived his manner move a slew of Central Metropolis defenders.

On the following defensive possession he took an interception to the home from the Wildcat 23-yard line. He would finish the scoring with one other discipline objective within the fourth.

Central Metropolis discovered the top zone within the fourth, however the harm had been executed.

“It really feel fairly good (to advance),” Reichenbach stated. “We simply gotta take it one step at a time. That’s what we’ve executed this complete 12 months, taking it one step at a time.”

Reichenbach had an enormous sport, ending with 151 yards and three touchdowns. He additionally had 45 yards receiving and two discipline targets.

Isaac Oswald had 89 yards passing and one landing. Mason Miller had 23 yards receiving and Shtefanchuk had 17 yards to go together with his one rating.

WACO was stellar on each side of the ball, particularly defensively, permitting simply 104 yards dashing and 63 yards passing.

Coming into the sport, Central Metropolis was averaging round 45 factors per sport.

The Warriors transfer to 11-0 with the win and can play on Thursday towards No. 10 Montezuma for a visit to the UNI Dome.

WACO fell brief within the quarterfinal final 12 months.

“These guys count on to win,” Edeker stated. “We stroll within the locker room proper now, they’d say they count on to win Thursday night time, it doesn’t matter who we’re taking part in. We simply gotta preserve taking part in and doing what we’re doing proper. Now we have a shot if we do this.”


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