Finishing regular season play at 0-8, the Kimball Cubs football team just can’t seem to catch a break. The Cubs hosted league rival Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and lost a heartbreaker, with just seconds remaining, 34-32. Taking the lead on a last-minute 47-yard touchdown pass, the Lakers withstood a gallant comeback effort by the Cubs, which ended in a game-ending interception from HL-W-W’s 19-yard line.
Kimball quarterback Cameron Hunt rushed for one score and shelled out 23 completions for a whopping 372 yards passing and four touchdowns. Cameron Hunt’s last TD pass with just over five minutes remaining, broke a 26-all tie and elevated the Cubs to a six-point advantage. But the Lakers persevered, combining a safety with the final TD bomb, and to the faithful onlookers’ dismay, snatched the victory.
Kimball 7613 6–32
Stats and such: Brady Mehr-19-yd. pass from Cameron Hunt (Adam Nehring kick); Hunt-1-yd. run (kick failed); Ben Theisen-9-yd. pass from Hunt (Nehring kick); Mathias Hennen-38-yd. pass from Hunt (kick failed); Rushing: Hunt 14-37, Theisen 2-21; Passing: Hunt 23-44-4-1-372; Receiving: Hennen 10-225, Brady Mehr 6-81, Luke Merten 5-50, Theisen 1-9, Nate Overland 1-7.
Quarterback Cameron Hunt works for some extra yards on the keeper in the tough 32 to 34 loss to the HL-W-W Lakers. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.