Homecoming brings 16-13 win against Griffons

Swerve: Washburn’s Wesley Collins, 2, runs from Missouri Western’s Derek McGinnis, 11, and Blake Peterson, 17, in the first half of the game trying to tie the score.

Lisa Herdman

Washburn football met the Missouri Western Griffons in Yager Stadium for a victory of 16-13, Oct. 29 on Washburn’s field.

The Griffons started with an advantage in the first quarter, utilizing penalties to move the ball. The game started off with a tilt towards the Griffons until Perry Schmiedeler successfully captured three field goals and tied the game.

Within the first half, Griffons jumped to 13-3 before Washburn made a push back.

Wesley Collins and Perry Schmiedeler came back in the second half with a 1-yard plunge and a 43-yard field goal to pull Washburn back to a tie.

Schmiedeler ended the game and the night with a 50-yard field goal, placing the Ichabods at the final score 16-13.

Washburn football started the game coming from a loss at Central Missouri in the Mules’ homecoming game on Oct. 22, going 5-3 in the MIAA. Washburn ties their standing with Pittsburg State in MIAA for fifth place.

Homecoming’s all-time record sits at 46-43 since the 1920-21 school year.