Algoma Football Runs Out Of Steam Against Thunderbirds
11/1/2013 10:00:00 PM
By Nick Freimuth
The Algoma Wolves Football team made history this season becoming the school's first ever team to go undefeated and win a conference championship. The team’s journey ended last night at the hands of the Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds 46-27.
The visitors used 39 unanswered points in the final three quarters to erase a 21-7 deficit and stick it to the Olympian/Packerland Conference champs. A steady dose of fullback Jake Hanson in the second half kept the Wolves defense on their heels. He finished with 18 carries for 178 yards while Thunderbirds quarterback Nick Wavruk accounted for four rushing touchdowns in the blowout at Southern Door High School Football Field.
Wolves QB Hunter Prokash made a handful of spectacular plays including a 52 yard screen play to lightning fast Sam Koss for the first Wolves score of the game. Prokash found cousin Elliot Prokash from 21 yards away to make it 13-7 Algoma. Ben “The Bruiser” Sealey added a one yard TD in the second quarter to give Algoma a 21-7 lead.
Then the unraveling began. Iola-Scandinavia flipped a switch and dominated for the rest of regulation. An impressive outing for the Thunderbirds sets up a Division 6, Level 3 matchup with Shiocton next weekend.
Algoma would add an amazing RG3 type touchdown in the fourth and final quarter when Hunter Prokash posed as Houdini and escaped a half dozen would be tacklers before heaving a touchdown pass 54 yards down the field to a wide open Austen Dart. The play was set up by a Casey Mueller "decleater" blindside block.
The play allowed Algoma to walk off the field with a smile on their face despite a painful loss. The Wolves lose five seniors including Sam Koss, Hunter Prokash, Cody Haucke, Alex Mura and Jason LeBotte. They will be sorely missed but a loaded junior class is ready to carry the torch to more amazing things for the Wolves Football team in 2014.