Coming off a 48-0 victory over Academy Force a week earlier, the Mound Westonka High School football team had its sights set on a Sept. 28 Homecoming win. However, it wasn’t meant to be, as the White Hawks were shut out 27-0 by Providence Academy in what was by far their toughest test of the season.
The Lions quickly quieted the large crowd at Haddorff Field, scoring rushing touchdowns in each of the first two quarters. Providence Academy senior quarterback Max Anderson completed 14 of 22 passes for a total of 213 yards, which included two passing touchdowns in the third quarter.
“Defensively, we had Providence Academy third- and fourth-and-long on numerous occasions but just couldn’t finish the drives and gave up some big plays, which is very uncharacteristic of our defense,” said White Hawks head coach Nick David. “Offensively, it was a similar story. We put together a couple of nice drives, where we had Providence Academy on their heels and moved the ball well, but just couldn’t come away with points.”
“We are hoping that we get another crack at Providence in the playoffs, as they are in our Section,” David added.
The Lions improved to 5-0 with the win. The White Hawks now stand at 4-1 and will face Minneapolis Southwest on the road this Friday, Oct. 5.