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Wildcats, Kibbe get first win

GARWIN — Columbus High School scored a 20-12 road football win over GMG Friday.

It was the Wildcats’ first win since the last game of the 2017 season and the first win for new head coach Tyler Kibbe.

“It is all a part of the process of building our program,” Kibbe said.

The Wildcats trailed 6-0 at halftime but took a 14-6 lead in the third quarter.

“We made some key plays in key times and we learned how to compete,” Kibbe said.

Bawi Uk was 6 of 11 passing for 122 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Johnny Gonzalez had three catches for 90 yards and a score. Tucker bright caught two catches for 29 yards and a TD. Will Schwab churned out 135 yards and a TD on 31 carries.

“Our offense did a nice job controlling the clock and finishing drives when it counted,” Kibbe said. “Our defense played fast and adjusted well.”

Bryan Miranda had four solo tackles and blocked an extra point. Andy Gonzalez had four solo tackles and an assist.

Columbus is 1-2 and plays Friday at Louisa-Muscatine, a 54-0 winner over Van Buren.