CADOTT — Unable to find an opponent for the opening in their schedule, the Colfax football team went to Cadott to play a scrimmage/game with a combination of varsity and junior varsity players Oct. 4.
After Cadott cancelled their season last year due to low numbers, they decided to not have a varsity this year and are waiting to see what their numbers are like for next year. Although Colfax won the game 35-24, the game cannot count on their won-lost record and official stats were not taken, according to head coach Mark Maloney.
“Cadott actually had over 40 kids on the team,” Maloney said.”There were a few seniors but most were freshmen and sophomores. They played a JV schedule all year and they wanted a night game on their field so they could have a Parents Night. They were very appreciative of us coming over. It’s really hard to find a team to play in the open week. In fact, our athletic director is already looking for a team to play next year in the open spot. Boyceville ended up going to Rosholt for a Saturday game this year and Elk Mound played at home against Westby. But we used this game to give a lot of our younger players some varsity experience,” he added.
After Colfax scored 14 quick points to start the game, Maloney began substituting freely.
“They couldn’t match up against our first string players,” he said. “They shut us down the rest of the half though.”
Maloney decided to allow his starters to begin the second half and they immediately scored 21 points for a 35-0 lead. Reserves played the final quarter and Cadott came up with all of points.
Noah Pretasky ran for over 150 yards and a couple of touchdowns and intercepted a pass while Ethin Kiekhafer also crossed the goaline once. Jeremiah Wait, who ran for over 100 yards last week did not dress for the game because of an injury.
Colfax will play their Homecoming game this Friday night and has high hopes of knocking off conference leading and undefeated Mondovi.
Colfax 14 0 0 21 – 35
Cadott 0 0 0 24 – 24