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Wildcats shutout South Central Calhoun, 14-0

Humboldt quarterback Brenden Schnell tries to elude a Clarion-Goldfield tackler in the second half of Humboldt's 42-12 victory over the Cowboys at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt on Aug. 30 in a season-opening high school football game for both schools. Humboldt also defeated South Central Calhoun 14-0 on Sept. 6 to move to 2-0 on the season. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity football team improved to 2-0 on the season Friday night (Sept. 6) by shutting out South Central Calhoun, 14-0 in a hard-fought, non-district game at Lake City. The Wildcats got a 2-yard touchdown run by Brady Ross late in the third quarter and Nikko Wheeler scored on a 5-yard dive with 57 seconds left in the game to spark the Wildcats. Humboldt returns home Sept. 13 to host Iowa Falls-Alden. See complete story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.

HUMBOLDT RUNS PAST COWBOYS IN OPENER, 42-12

Brady Ross rushed for three touchdowns, Nikko Wheeler scored on a five-yard run and Jaxon Heinz returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to lead Humboldt past Clarion-Goldfield, 42-12 Friday night (Aug. 30) in a season-opening non-conference high school football game in Humboldt.

Ross scored on runs of 30, 72 and 17 yards as Humboldt broke open a close game in the second half after leading 14-6 at halftime.

The Wildcats will return to action at South Central Calhoun on Sept. 6 in another non-district game.

See complete story in the Sept. 5 issue of the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe for complete electronic and print access to the Independent.