WACO opponent forfeits at halftime

THORNBURG — It’s not the most conventional way to win a football game, but the WACO Warriors only needed to play two quarters on Friday. After WACO took a 32-0 halftime lead, a short-handed Tri-County team chose not to go on with the game.

According to WACO head coach Chad Edeker, the Trojans began the game with only 10 players, which leaves just two substitutes in an eight-man game. A couple players could not continue with the game, and with just eight left, Tr-County called it quits.

Edeker says he doesn’t blame Tri-County head coach Scott Edmundson for choosing to throw in the towel.

“Scott made a decision that I have no issues with,” Edeker said. “It was a tough situation.”

WACO scored twice in the first quarter with rushing touchdowns by Jonah Clark and Will Edeker. Edeker threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter, a 53-yard strike to Simeon Reichenbach and a 7-yard connection with Kolton Connelly.

Edeker went 3-for-5 for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the air, and also ran for 24 yards and a score. Clark went for 76 yards and a score.

WACO is now 3-2 overall and 2-2 in district play. They’ll host first-place Montezuma this week.