10/11/2017 - As with most of the state of Iowa, field conditions were not ideal last Friday for week 7 of the high school football season. North Butler and West Fork played on the wet, sloppy and muddy grass of Dave Sturm Field last Friday. The Warhawks were able to overcome a first drive fumble and a bad snap on a punt which led to a Bearcat touchdown to use four scores by running back Ian Gonzalez for a 30-12 victory. Head Coach Eric Gabe says the kids learned to develop a short term memory and focus on the next play instead of dwell on the negatives.
The 2-5 Warhawks biggest play of the night was a 69 yard run by Gonzalez on the first play of the second half after North Butler drove the field to make it 16-6. The third Gonzalez td kept it a two possession game and from there the Warhawks limited the 3-4 Bearcats offense to punt twice and turn it over on downs two more times. West Fork’s rushing attack was on full display, gaining 391 yards on North Butler and 262 of that from Ian Gonzalez. Gabe says a change in offensive philosophy helped in the wet conditions.
West Fork can get their second Class A district 3 win this Friday in Rockford. The 0-7 Warriors lost to West Hancock 68-2 last Friday. The Warriors and Warhawks hookup at 7pm for Week 8.