Opening the district season at home without its starting running back, the South Winn football team (0-2, 0-1) knew it had a tough task Friday night against North Butler (2-0, 1-0) at home.
The Warriors put up a fight but fell to the Bearcats 22-14.
“Our kids played well and I was proud of how they handled the adversity playing without arguably our best football player in Parker Timp. We needed other guys to step up this week and Kyle Kuboushek and Brady Ohrt did that, on both offense and defense as our leading rushers and tacklers,” said Coach Jason Ohrt.
How it happened
South Winn broke open the scoring in the first period, with Kyle Kuboushek scampering from six yards out of the end zone for a touchdown. With Nolan Sabelka carrying the pigskin, the Warriors converted on the 2-point attempt and took an early 8-0 lead. North Butler came out in the second quarter and scored a touchdown of its own on a four-yard run; however, the Warriors were able to keep the Bearcats out of the end zone on the 2-point attempt and held on to an 8-6 advantage at the break.
In the third period, South Winn looked to take the momentum on a 55-yard run by Brady Ohrt to the house, before North Butler tied the game with a three-yard burst across the goal line, making it 14-14. With 12:00 to play, the game could go either way, but it was the visitors who took advantage of the Warriors’ third-down pass defense to grind out a 17-yard fourth-quarter touchdown and the 22-14 win.
South Winn put up 208 yards on offense while North Butler was there for 287.
On the ground, Kuboushek led the way with 87 yards on 21 carries, with Ohrt adding six rushes for 66 yards. The duo was also effective defensively, with Kuboushek coming away with six solo tackles and Ohrt providing four. There for three solo stops apiece were Brody Tieskoetter, Cody Meyer and Carson Streeter.
SW – Kyle Kuboushek 6-yd. run (Nolan Sabelka 2-pt. run)
NB – 4-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
SW – Brady Ohrt 55-yd run (PAT blocked)
NB – 3-yd. run (2-pt. pass)
NB – 17-yd. run (2-pt. run)
Total yards: South Winn 208; North Butler 287
Passing (comp/att/yds): Brady Ohrt (2-4, 11 yds.); Braiden Todd (1-5, 7 yds.)
Rushing (att/yds): Kyle Kuboushek (21-87, 1 TD); Ohrt (6-66, 1 TD); Todd (3-24); Carson Streeter (5-12); Nolan Sabelka (1-1)
Receiving (att/yds/TD): Kuboushek (2-11); Streeter (1-7)
Tackles (total): Kuboushek (8.0); Ohrt (7.5); Cody Meyer (5.0); Streeter (4.0); Eric Kriener (3.5); Brody Tieskoetter (3.5); Sabelka (3.0); Evan Monroe (3.0); Aiden Feickert (2.5); Logan Tieskoetter (1.5); Tristen Bodensteiner (0.5)
Punts (att/yds): Streeter (3-102)
Kick-offs (att/yds): Streeter (3-153)
Kick-off returns (att/yds): Todd (2-23); Streeter (1-19); Sabelka (1-11)