Warriors Shut Out Wildcats

Jack Hunter rushes for the end zone for the Sioux County Warriors in the team’s final regular season victory over Banner County Friday. Photo by Kerri Rempp

The Sioux County Warriors closed out the regular gridiron season with a shut out of the Banner County Wildcats.

The Warriors rolled up a 64-0 victory Friday at home, striking early with a rushing touchdown by Cy Hughson on the second play of the game. Hughson then recovered a Wildcat fumble to set up another Warrior touchdown minutes later. Freshman Jack Hunter kept the Warrior attack going with a touchdown to make it 20-0 mid-way through the first quarter, and Sioux County followed that with a block of the Wildcats’ punt. Mike Sanderson connected with Hughson in the end zone and then nabbed an interception to set up a final first quarter touchdown by Hughson and a 36-0 lead.

Sioux County opened the second with a first and goal situation but couldn’t make the final three yards and turned the ball over on downs. Two plays later, however, Hunter recovered a Wildcat fumble and then dashed across the goal line. Sanderson picked off the Wildcats again, setting Hughson up for a rushing TD with less than four minutes remaining in the first half. As the clock ran down, Hughson crossed into the end zone for a 58-0 advantage at the break.

With a running clock in place for the entire second half, Hughson would get the Warriors on the board with one more score near the end of the third quarter.

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