Humboldt whips Algona, 31-8; host HDC in state playoff opener

Humboldt junior running back Lance Coon rushed for 206 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns to power the Humboldt football team past the Algona Bulldogs, 31-8 in Algona Friday night (Oct. 21) to end the regular season. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Lance Coon rushed for 206 yards and scored four touchdowns, all in the first half, to power the Humboldt Wildcat football team to a dominating 31-8 victory over the Algona Bulldogs Friday night (Oct. 21) in Algona in a regular season final for both schools.

The victory improved Humboldt to 8-1 overall, 4-1 in Class 3A District 2. A win by North Polk over Nevada created a 3-way tie for the district title.

Coon scored on runs of 18, 4, 49 and 5 yards as Humboldt took a 28-8 halftime lead.

Trever Beach kicked a 40-yard field goal early in the second half to make it 31-8.

Will Orness completed 6 of 11 passes for 89 yards. Owen Hubbell led the Humboldt defense with 5 solo tackles and 6 assists. Beach and 4 solos and 4 assists. Tayeton Lohaus had 3 sacks on defense.

Playoff action begins on Friday, Oct. 28. Humboldt hosts Hampton Dumont CAL at 7 p.m. at Mason Maach Field.

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