The WACO Warriors earned the bounce-back they were looking for in Week Four of the football season, as WACO won the Warrior Bowl 59-12 over HLV Friday night in Wayland. Three touchdowns launched WACO to an 18-0 home lead by the end of the first quarter, and the Warriors would be up 46-0 by the half.
Junior running back Louden Huisenga led a balanced rushing attack for WACO with 12 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Reece Oswald ran the ball six times for 47 yards and a TD, while junior quarterback Clayton Miller rushed for 54 yards and a score while also completing five of nine passes for 89 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to junior Isaac Rich.
The Warrior defense was paced by senior Chase Waterhouse’s three-and-a-half tackles for loss, while Huisenga, senior Colton Leichty, sophomore Trey Edeker and freshman Hayden Shelman combined for 13 total stops and another 4.5 tackles for loss.
WACO limited HLV to just 132 yards of offense on their way to improving to 3-1 and winning a district game. The Warriors will next host Easton Valley in this year’s homecoming game this Friday.