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Football: Mistakes doom Wildcats against W-K

Goodhue head coach Tony Poncelet said the Wildcats were their own worst enemy in the SFA Blue division game. And by the time Goodhue realized it – it was too late in a 34-22 loss against Wabasha-Kellogg.

“We had three chances to score in the first half and we shot ourselves in the foot with penalties,” Poncelet said. “We had three big plays that got called back. We had too many errors. And we couldn’t get big stops when we needed to.”

After a scoreless opening quarter, W-K used the Goodhue mistakes to post a 21-0 lead by halftime.

“We won the second half, but it was too late,” Poncelet said.

Goodhue got two 6-yard passing touchdowns from Tyler Schumacher to Alex Thomforde and also two two-point conversions from the same duo. The Wildcats’ third touchdown was a 1-yard run from Riley Huemann.

Schumacher completed 15 of 24 passes for 187 yards and one interception. Sam McNamara caught three of those passes for 98 yards, while Thomforde finished with 10 catches for 83 yards. On the ground, Huemann carried the ball 28 times for 167 yards.

Goodhue (1-4) has a bye next week. Poncelet said the team will use the off week to rest up, get healthy and “tie up some loose ends.”

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