WATERLOO (KWWL) -- In one season the Waterloo Columbus Sailors have gone from a two win team to a district contender, while the New Hampton Chickasaws had their eyes set on the playoffs from the very beginning.
Both teams came into Friday night's game undefeated in district play.
The Sailors came out looking to make a statement and their crowd did as well. The entire Columbus student body dressed in pink for Breast Cancer awareness month. Their team, however, sticks with Sailor green.
Columbus quarterback Jay Schmitt would hands off the ball, but the ball would be fumbled right into the hands of the Chickasaw's Lee Schuchhardt. He would rumble his way into the end zone. With the extra point New Hampton would go up seven to nothing.
Columbus would not lay down as Schmitt would air the ball out to the end zone. Receiver Nate Ott would be there to bring it home. With the extra point the Sailors would tie things up at seven all.
The Chickasaws would get things going with their ground attack at the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Mitch Frerichs would hand the ball off to Schuchhardt, who made it look easy with a six yard touchdown run.
The Sailors would put one more score on the board before half as Schmitt pitches to running back Lamar Sayles. Sayles would go more than 50 yards to get this one into the end zone.
The Sailors and the Chickasaws would go into half-time tied 14 all.
Columbus would play four complete quarters and put this one in the books. The Sailors win 35 to 14.
Online Reporter: John Wilmer