Hornets struggle to keep up with Warhawks in home opener
By Jacob Heid
ROSHOLT – It’s already through week two of the WIAA football season, and the Rosholt football team hosted its first home game this year against Weyauwega-Fremont on Aug. 25.
Nothing came easy for the Hornets as they were down 29-0 after one quarter and eventually fell 50-0 for its second loss to start the season.
Weyauwega-Fremont got busy early and never let off the gas in the first.
The Warhawks started things off with a 16-yard rushing touchdown to take an early 7-0 lead.
Rosholt couldn’t find the space to answer the scores from the visitors throughout the first.
Two more Warhawk ground scores made it a three-score cushion, 21-0, with 2:36 left in the opening 12 minutes.
The home Hornets tried to pound out a lengthy possession to keep the ball out of the hands of the visitors.
Another stalled offensive drive gave the Warhawks plenty of time to get their fourth score of the game.
They did exactly that, connecting through the air this time for a 42-yard touchdown and a successful two-point conversion that made it 29-0 after the first quarter.
Things were quieter as the game moved along, with only three more players finding the end zone.
Weyauwega-Fremont extended the lead with two more rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, totaling five for the game up to that point.
With the Hornets still not on the board in the third, the Warhawks added its sixth rushing touchdown for the final score, as neither side tallied points in the fourth.
Rosholt (0-2) has another home game on Friday, Sep. 1, as it tries to bounce back with a matchup vs. Marathon at 7 p.m.