This one may have been a non-district game, but it was hard to tell from the intensity.
New Hampton would find the board first. On the end around, it's the senior, Tucker Tenge scoring from 4 yards out. 7-nothing Chickasaws.
South Winn was looking to strike right back. Logan Schweinefus going up top, but the wind knocks it down to Tenge.
New Hampton takes over, and they'd look to turn it in to points. This time, it's Alex Troyna looking for the bomb -- but Jordan Rommes picks it for the Warriors, and after a 90-plus yard drive, they'd find the end zone.
Ryan Hageman pushes in on a 4th and one. Warriors still down by 1, 7 to 6.
But just before half, that would change. Schweinefus floats another deep pass, but this time Rommes is on the other end with a great catch. South Winn took a 12-7 lead in to the break, and their defense came out strong in the second half.
Landon Kaboushek gets in to the backfield and sacks Troyna. That drive would stall, and South Winn struck a big blow late in the quarter.
Hageman told Coach Jason Ohrt the right side was open, and he got it right, with a big 43-yard run, making it 18 to 7 Warriors.
In the 4th, this put it away: Ben Meyer with the pick, and South Winn with an 11-point win.
Coach Ohrt talked about the run that helped seal it.
"That was Ryan (Hageman)'s call," Ohrt said. "Ryan came to the sideline and said, 'Hey coach, it's there on the weakside on a toss. Let's do it.' We gave him the ball. He made the play."
"I had seen it was wide open," Hageman said. "They had everyone spread out to Jordan (Rommes). It was just, I don't know, it was there."
"Coming in to New Hampton, beating a great football team, it doesn't say enough about our character, and our determination to win the game," said Rommes.