Oct 09

No Bluffing: Warriors throttle Humboldt After Friday Rain Out

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com

Humboldt, Iowa — After sweeping, state-wide rain showers dampened many Friday night football games across the state, the Humboldt Wildcats would need to wait 22 hours before attempting to ruin any Sergeant-Bluff Luton homecoming festivities.

With submerged sidelines and poor driving conditions, the two sides met and discussed Friday that it would be best to play Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Ultimately, however, it would not have mattered when the two teams would’ve played — 5:00 a.m. Saturday or 5:00 p.m. — Sergeant Bluff-Luton looked, and most importantly played,  the part of an undefeated team vying for a state championship.

The Warriors, ranked #3A in the latest Associated Press Iowa High School Football rankings in 3A, jumped out to a 40-0 halftime lead en route to a dominating 40-7 victory Saturday afternoon.

Sergeant Bluff junior tailback Britton Delperdang, the state’s third leading rusher in 3A, needed only seven totes to amass his 119 yards on the ground — a healthy 17 yards per carry — in the win. He also had two touchdowns.

Warrior quarterback Daniel Wright completed all of four of his passes for 123 yards and two more scores. Wright has now thrown for 13 touchdowns on the season with just one interception.

Humboldt scored on a late touchdown pass from Joey Busse to Jamison Heinz. Busse completed 9-of-18 passes for 38 yards and the score, while Heinz nabbed five catches for 27 yards.

Tyler Vitzhum was the bell-cow once again for Humboldt drumming up 67 yards on his combined 20 touches.

Humboldt fell to 2-5 with the loss and will be challenged to defend North Dakota State recruit Saybein Clark Friday as Sioux City Bishop Heelan will come to Humboldt.

Kick-off Friday is slated for 7:00 p.m.