E’Hawk Freshmen Win Opener
The 2009 football season started out with a hard-fought victory for the Emmetsburg Freshmen on Aug. 31. Coach Tyler Beving’s Freshmen overgame an early deficit to defeat Storm Lake by a 28-18 final score.
Storm Lake’s Tornadoes came out on fire to start the game, and took offensive control of the game, scoring two touchdowns in the first half for a 12-0 lead at the halftime break.
After making some adjustments, the E’Hawks began to fight back. Quarterback Jake Jackson would end up throwing for 49 yards and a passing touchdown, as well as rushing for 136 yards with a touchdown. On the defensive side, Jackson intercepted a Storm Lake pass and returned it for an E’Hawk touchdown.
Andrew Wellik added 106 yards of rushing and scored a touchdown for the E’Hawks as well in the victory. Cody Henderson caught two passes for 49 yards, including a touchdown reception.
“We didnt come out and play the way we wanted to,” admitted Coach Beving. “We have some work to do, but I am proud of our guys for never quiting and coming to together to pull out the victory.”