By: Nathan Bloechl — firstname.lastname@example.org
Webster City, Iowa — For just the second time in six seasons, the Webster City Lynx football team was shut-out.
Let that sink in.
Humboldt’s defense continued their stretch of wondrous defense, en route to a 21-0 win over Webster City, Friday night.
It was, for all intents and purposes, a signature win, one that head coach Derrick Elman hopes keeps rolling into this Friday’s battle for 1st place in the district with Carroll.
Contrary to recent successes, it was not Humboldt’s ground game, but the pass game that got the Wildcats on the board first, when Jamison Heinz took a bubble screen to paydirt in the first quarter, giving Humboldt a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Heinz added another highlight to his expansive resume, dusting the Lynx defense for a 57-yard catch and run, growing the lead to 14-0.
Webster City’s three headed ground attack never got much going, but when they did, Humboldt had an answer.
On a drive that started at their own 3-yard line, Webster marched inside the Wildcat two-yard line, only to be turned back on a goal line stand with just seconds left to play in the first half.
Jacob Thurm raked the ball out of Lynx tight end Henry Hoversten’s hands to break up the fourth-and-goal pass.
It was Webster City’s only major threat of the night.
“That was huge for us, that gave us a [lot] of momentum into the break” Coach Elman explained post-game.
Webster City spinback Dylan Steen finished with 81 yards on 25 carries, a far cry from the 204 yards he registered a week prior versus Perry.
He completed just 6-of-16 passing for 69 yards.
Humboldt administered the dagger late in the 3rd quarter when Jamison Heinz found paydirt for the third time, this time on the ground.
Heinz registered 121 total yards on just 9 touches and three touchdowns.
Humboldt, now 3-4, 2-1, will host first place Carroll this Friday at Mason Maach Field.
Kick-off is 7:30 p.m.