Humboldt falls at Algona in season opener, 61-27

Humboldt's Jamison Heinz sprints downfield for a big gain in the first half of the Wildcats' 61-27 loss at Algona on Friday, Aug. 30, in a non-district season opener for both football teams. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Algona, led by Wyatt Wegener's five touchdown runs, had the answer for Humboldt Friday night (Aug. 30) in every quarter as the Bulldogs went on to a 61-27 victory over the Wildcats in a non-conference season football opener at Algona.

Humboldt fell behind 27-0 late in the first half and got on the board with 6:30 left in the second quarter on a touchdown pass play from quarterback Jacob Thurm to tight end Sam Fischer. Jamison Heinz scored on a 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Wildcats, which trimmed the Algona lead to 41-13. Thurm hooked up with Heinz for another scoring pass play which made it 41-20. Midway through the fourth quarter Thurm teamed up with Caiden Baker for a 45-yard scoring pass play which cut the Algona lead to 41-27.

Heinz led Humboldt with 153 yards rushing.

Humboldt will return home on Friday, Sept. 6, to host Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in non-conference action.

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