Offense Stumbles in Shutout Loss for Humboldt Football

By: Nathan Bloechl — [email protected]

Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat football team fell to 1-4 overall with a opening district loss to Boone, 10-0, last Friday.

The Wildcats struggled all night long on offense, mustering just nine completions on 31 attempts. Humboldt used three quarterbacks in the contest, with senior Joey Busse went 5-for-17, for 47 yards and one interception. Jamison Heinz finished 2-for-8, while Jacob Thurm completed 2-of-6 passes for 42 yards.

The 31 passing attempts were a season-high for the Wildcats who could not get the ground game working versus the Toreadors either.

Senior tailback Tyler Vitzhum toted the rock 18 times, but only amassed 44 yards as Boone stacked the box with defenders.

Humboldt managed 157 total yards, offensively in the loss.

Boone got on the board first with a 28-yard field goal by Cale Salton, then added to their lead in the first quarter on a two-yard rush by quarterback Tyler Casotti.

Lucas Volf and Matt Miller paced the Wildcats defenisvely with eight tackles a piece. Volf also registered a sack in the defeat.

Humboldt, now 1-4, 0-1; will travel to Dallas Center-Grimes on Friday.

Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.