Worth the wait: Warhawks extend homecoming 72 hours for victory


West Fork's Collin Arndt (4) is pursued by Eagle Grove's Zach Ploeger after a 20-yard pass play from Spencer Halloran on Monday. The Warhawks resumed play after being suspended due to lightning on Friday. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


SHEFFIELD – One thing is certain, West Fork will never forget this homecoming win.

Approximately three days after the Warhawks had to postpone play after lightning kept delaying its Class 1A, District 3 game against Eagle Grove, they finished things off nicely with a 42-7 victory Monday evening.

Leading 12-0 with about 2 and a half minutes left in the first half when play resumed, coach Rodney Huber’s squad put the foot on the gas and didn’t let up to earn the second win of the season and first district triumph.

“This was the first time it’s ever happened to me (being in a weather-delayed game), so that was unique,” Huber said. “I think that most of the kids had the first time experiencing something like that. I guess it was a good thing because we came a little bit sharper on offense and were able to reiterate some things and clean things up.”