By Karen Huwe
The Times 

DW Football Senior Night


November 3, 2022

Karen Huwe

Seniors and their families were recognized before kickoff (players l-R) Levi Boudrieau, Daylan Marlow, Garrett Palmer, Monte Pettichord, Damien Reyes, Hudson Reser, Gage Holm, Preston Hansen, Kason Fortune

DW COMBINE-Five Wolfpack seniors played in their last game Friday, October 28; four seniors watched from the sidelines due to season-ending injuries.  Before kickoff, nine seniors and their families were recognized. DW lost to the league champs Riverview 35-0 and ended their season with a 6-3 record. 

Head Coach Troy Larsen had a solid group of seniors who led with actions on and off the field. Being in the playoff hunt made for a fun season.

Fourth-year starters were Monte Pettichord and Hudson Reser, both great role models. Preston Hansen was an emotional leader in his first year at DW; he missed the last three games due to an injury. Daylan Marlow had a never-back-down attitude, and Garrett Palmer and Kason Fortune showed improvement after joining the team last year.  Though sidelined, Gage Holm and Isaac Conover would have brought leadership down the stretch.  Unfortunately, Senior Damien Reyes underwent shoulder surgery. Levi Boudrieau showed toughness and a nose for the football this season.  These seniors helped get the football program back on track this year and will be missed next season.

 In support of senior night, the Home and School Association encouraged the Waitsburg and Dayton Alumni to wear their letterman jackets to the game. Fifteen alumni wore jackets, and impressively, they still fit! At halftime, a prize was given to the alum wearing the oldest jacket. The award went to Frank Reser from the WHS class of 1969. His prize was a stadium seat and a water bottle

Highlights of the game were Hudson Reser rushing for 119 yards and Monte Pettichord firing the football to Daylan Marlow and Spencer Hansen for multiple catches.  Pettichord had 17 solo tackles, Kaylub Prather had 12 solo tackles and recovered a fumble, and Blake French sacked the quarterback to lead the defensive charge.


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