Wausa football aims to make it four straight wins
WAUSA, Neb. -- The Wausa Vikings have started the season 3-0 and have a chance to make it four straight wins on Friday against Creighton.
The Vikings are coming off a comfortable 20-point win last week against Boyd County.
Head Coach Adrian Alonzo pointed to working hard over the summer months for the team's undefeated start to the season.
“I just think it’s the hard work,” Alonzo said. “The senior leadership first and foremost, the hard work they have put in the last four summers to get to this point is just changed the dynamic of our football team.”
While Alonzo was happy they got the win last week, and he said he wants to see the team play a full four-quarter game.
“I was still disappointed,” he said. “I don't feel like we’ve played a full four quarters of football yet.”
He added going into district play, the team can’t afford to lay off the gas in games.
A complete performance is what Alonzo wants to see Friday night.
“We gotta play four quarters of football,” said Alonzo. “That’s the main thing. Playing four quarters of football. Playing our style of football and just being the most aggressive, most physical team on the field.”
Their quarterback, Jaxon Claussen has been dynamic this year so far. He told News Channel Nebraska the trust levels around the players have been key to the three straight wins to start the season.
“We’re just working together really good,” said Claussen. “Every play we’re talking. We’re letting the defense know a lot of times what we’re going to do but we just have the confidence we’re going to go out there and we’re gonna do our job.”
Claussen added this week the team has worked on fixing some mistakes from the previous weeks.
“[We’re] cleaning up our plays," he said. "Making sure everything is perfect, smooth. Just wanting to keep that motivation going all game. Keep fighting every play.”
Alonzo told NCN ‘speed’ is what stands out when preparing for a team like Creighton.
“Great team speed,” said Alonzo. “They got a lot of young kids but they got great team speed. They use it to their ability. It’s going to take some discipline defense from us to really slow that down.”
Viewers can watch Creighton vs. Wausa on News Channel Nebraska with live coverage starting at 6:45 pm.