Cougar Season Ends With Loss to Wynot

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

Northeast’s Cougars season came to an end with a 58-44 loss to Wynot.  With as 2-6 record there will be no playoff games this season.


It was a tough year for the football team as they finished with just nine players suited up for the final game.  They lost Marcus Hegy before the season started to a leg injury.  Jon Christiansen suffered a stress fracture in the Allen game.    Bren Shatto and Charles Webb missed the last game.


Lyons-Decatur got off to a great start against Wynot.  They took the opening kickoff and marched down the field.  Chevy Henneman capped the drive with a one yard run and added the PAT to give the Cougars an 8-0 lead.

The Blue Devils would control the rest of the half.  They would score the next forty-six points.  LDNE had trouble controlling Wynot’s Cody Stratman who rushed for 211 yards on just 11 carries.  He had a73 yard TD score.


“We did not play well in the first half,”  said Coach Maresh.  “We had a rash of penalties that were drive killers.”  Northeast had 8 penalties for fifty-five yard in the game.


After (6-2) Wynot scored on their initial possession of the second half, the Cougars tried to make the most of what was left of the 2014 season.  LDNE  scored 36 points and stopped the running clock as they pulled to within fourteen point of the Blue Devils.


Dylan Hardeman broke a 50 yard run on Lyons-Decatur’s first drive.  This cut the lead to 52-14.


Chevy Henneman added eight points as he ran in from 30 yards out and punctuated it with a PAT.


In the fourth period LDNE started with a pass-catch combo of Henneman to Montana Riecken which netted a 36 yard touchdown.  This cut the lead to thirty and restored regular timing procedures.


Senior quarterback Chevy Henneman would cap off his career with two more scores.  He finished a drive with a five yard run.  His final score would come on a 55 yard romp.  With two more PATs he finished with 32 points for the night.


“We played much better in the second half,” said Coach Maresh.  “Wynot kept most of their starters in the game so we were not just scoring on subs.  I am proud of how the team kept playing hard.”


For the two seniors on the team they went out in style with great efforts.  Chevy Henneman rushed for 298 yards on 32 carries.  He passed for another 59 yards.  Dylan Hardeman rushed for 11 yards on 17 carries.  He led the defense with 10 tackles including 1 TFL.


Wynot rushed for 282 yards on 39 carries with 6 scoring runs.  They passed 22 times with 15 completions for 196 yards  and one score. They had 478 total yards. Northeast countered with 409 rushing yards and 59 passing yards for a total of 468 yards.



Wynot              22        24        12        0          -58

LDNE              8          0          14        22        -44




Carries             Yards               TDs

Chevy Henneman                     32                    298                  4

Dylan Hardeman                       17                    11                    1




Attempts          Comp.              Yards   Int.       TDs

Chevy Henneman                     10                    5                      59        1          1




Recept.            Yards               TDs

Dylan Hardeman                       1                      13                    0

Jacob Whittaker                       2                      3                      0

Jayden Vetick                           1                      7                      0

Montana Riecken                     1                      36                    1




Solo     Assisted           Total Tackles

Dylan Hardeman                       8          2                      10  1 TFL

Jacob Whittaker                       2          1                      3

Jayden Vetick                           6          3                      9

Montana Riecken                     4          1                      5

Tyler Hardeman                        1          6                      7     1 TFL

Chevy Henneman                     3          4                      7

Joey O’Connor                         0          5                      5

Cole Christoffersen                   1          4                      5

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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