Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Jamie Leither, coach
The Kimball Cubs traveled to Howard Lake Wednesday, Oct. 17, to take on the Lakers from Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The Cubs were coming into the game with a four-game losing streak and a heartbreaking lose against EV-W. The Cubs needed to get the ship righted going into the playoffs. The Cubs started the game on offense and drove the ball into Laker territory but turned the ball over on downs. The defense stepped in and shut the Lakers down as it will for most the night. The scoring started with a 9-yard pass from Carmeron Hunt to Preston Peglow for a touchdown and with the PAT kick from Peglow the score was 7-0 Kimball. The defense shut the Lakers out for the first half with big plays from Travis Wills and Tim Konz at linebackers and constant pressure from the defensive lineman Austin Roerick, Austyn Schlueter, Jarred Merchant and Adam Laabs. The defensive back field clamped down on receivers. The halftime score was Kimball-7 HL-W-W-0.
The second half, the offense opened up and scored on a 3-yard pass from Hunt to Peglow, and with the kick, it was 14-0 Cubs. The defense once again got the ball back to the offense and they scored again on a 27-yard pass from Hunt to Peglow kick was good for a 21-0 lead. The defense let up a little in the fourth quarter and the Lakers scored 2 tds late to make the score closer then it really was. With the final 21-14 Kimball.
The offense was led with 212 yards passing from Hunt. The ground game was led by running back Troy Filzen with 41 yards on 12 carries. Peglow led receivers with 7 catches for 88 yards. Connor Wittenberg also added five catches for 44 yards. The defense was lead by Konz with 12 tackles one sack, and an interception. Wills had 11 tackles with a sack, and a forced fumble. Filzen added two more sacks as the Cubs had six on the night.
The Cubs now go into the playoffs as a #3 seed and will Host the Spectrum Sting. The Cubs played the Sting on the first game of the season. The Cubs won 49-0 that night. The Sting have improved and bring in a 3-5 record. The game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Oct. 23. Hope to see you there and support the Cubs.
LAST-MINUTE UPDATE: The Cubs won against Spectrum Tuesday night, 49-18. They will now advance to face Maple Lake, the victor over HL-W-W by 37-7 Tuesday night. The Kimball-Maple Lake match-up will take place at
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; watch our Facebook page for the location.