Genoa-Kingston rolls to lopsided win against Oregon

The Genoa-Kingston football team picked up its second shutout in a row, knocking off Oregon at home, 47-0.

The Cogs (5-1 overall and Big Northern Conference) became playoff eligible for the sixth straight year and started hot against the Hawks (1-5 overall and BNC). Ethan Wilnau went 34 yards for a score on the first G-K drive, then Chase Engel went 43 yards on the second possession.

“I tell you what we stayed low and fired off the football,” coach Cam Davekos said. “We were able to find the ball quickly and get to the ball quick It was a total team defensive effort flying to the ball and making plays.”

The G-K defense picked up a huge stop just before halftime on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, preserving the 14-0 lead.

“We kind of thought they were going to sneak or pound it up the middle, so we stacked over center and the A-gap and the kids did a nice job of firing off and staying low,” Davekos said. “That was huge for us.”

The G-K offense stepped up in the second half, scoring on the Cogs’ first three possessions. Colton Halter had two of them on runs of 2 and 6 yards, then Nolan Perry added a 3-yard run.

Jake Oates and Sean Abracia-Wendel added touchdown runs for the Cogs.

“Whoever had their number called was focused on running hard and hitting the holes to get some good gains for us,” Davekos said.

Josh Oates had an interception, and C.J. Welch forced and recovered a fumble for G-K.