Emmetsburg Hosts Algona In Football

Fri 9-7-2018

In the first meeting on the football field since the late 80's/early 90's, the Algona football team beat Emmetsburg 41-21.  The bulldogs struck first on their opening drive with a 51 yard pass from Matt Grein to Wyatt Wegener.  Emmetsburg would answer on the next drive with a 57 yard pass from Connor Joyce to Gerard Ruiz for a touchdown.  After that it was all Algona as they would score two more touchdowns in the 2nd quarter to lead 20-7 at the half.  They would tack on two more scores in the 3rd quarter and lead 34-7.  Emmetsburg would score a couple touchdowns in the 4th quarter but it was to little to late.


Algona would finish with 520 yards of offense compared to Emmetsburg's 378.  Matt Grein of Algona was 8-15 passing for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns.  His favorite receiver was Wyatt Wegener.  He caught 4 balls for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also had 88 yards rushing and a score.  Emmetsburg was led by Connor Joyce passing 4-8 for 117 yards and touchdown.  Nick Schany rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown.


Algona is now 3-0 and will host Webster City next Friday.  Emmetsburg falls to 0-3 and will host Cherokee for homecoming on Friday September 14.