Emmetsburg Hosts Algona In Football
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.