(Audubon) The Audubon Wheeler football team put on a quality showing in front of a big homecoming crowd during their 32-7 win against Guthrie Center.
Audubon needed only 1:40 to march down the field on their opening drive and scored on a Jesse Svoboda six yard touchdown run. Guthrie Center answered right back with an 87 yard scoring drive that ate up 9:04 on the clock. Gavin Laughery tied the game at 7-7 with his three yard touchdown plunge.
From the second quarter on the Audubon Wheelers took over. Audubon's defense was able to limit Guthrie Center the rest of the way and the offensive line opened up big holes for Lucas Smith-Petersen and Trevor Smith to run through. Smith-Peterson ran for over 100 yards and 2 TD's. Smith broke off several long runs in addition to a pair of touchdown passes. The sophomore quarterback hit Colby Rattenborg from 8 yards out in the 2nd quarter and the found Drew Christensen on an 11 yard hookup in the third.
Audubon stays alive in the playoff hunt at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the district. Guthrie Center falls to 0-6.