Waukee scored early and often in a 62-6 thrashing of Marshalltown on Sept. 6.
The Warriors struck for four touchdowns in the first quarter alone. Trevor Allen rushed for two scores, including a 70-yarder, and quarterback Ben Ferkin threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Scott Stanley and 42 yards to Tyler Speight.
Waukee switched it up in the second quarter, scoring on a kickoff return by Matt Corbett and a 25-yard interception return by Matt Hoeg. Allen ran in his third touchdown from 13 yards out with 3:13 left, then caught a 50-yard pass from Ferkin to score with 1:28 left.
Ferkin ran in the team’s final touchdown with 30 seconds left in the quarter, after Nick Tweeten recovered a fumble deep in Bobcat territory.
It was a welcome rebound for the Warriors, who lost a close decision to West Des Moines Valley in week one.
“It was good to get a solid victory,” Waukee coach Scott Carlson said. “I felt we performed well in all facets of the game: offense, defense and special teams. Still plenty of room for improvement, but it was good to bounce back with a win.”
Ferkin finished with 153 yards on 5-of-14 passing, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 45 yards.
Allen finished with 152 yards, averaging 11.7 yards per carry. Speight carried three times for 46 yards.
D.J. LeVam led the defense with six tackles and Garrett Slaybaugh added a fumble recovery.
Waukee travels north on Friday to face Mason City, its second road contest in the team’s first three weeks. The Mohawks are 0-2, with losses to Clear Lake in week one and Waverly-Shell Rock last week.
“We are going to focus this week on improving our offensive tempo,” Carlson said. “We would like to establish a better offensive rhthym over the course of the game.”