On Saturday, the Packers traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to face one of the top teams in the large-school division. After a slow start that saw them down 28-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Packers clawed their way back to within 8 points, 38-30, with less than a minute to go before halftime. But Cedar Falls point guard James Harrington’s three-pointer at the end of the half was ruled to have beaten the buzzer, putting the Packers down by 11 at the half.
The Tigers pulled away in the second half, as the Packers managed just 11 points. Zach Wessels led the Packers with 16 points on the night, while Tom Aase had 10, Joe Aase 6, Goliath Oboyo 4, Collin Weisert 3 and Zach Vierkandt 2. See the recap in the Austin Daily Herald and the Post-Bulletin.
Here are the video highlights, led by Daniel Gatbel’s dance at the University of Northern Iowa game, which the boys attended Saturday afternoon:
The Packers return to action tomorrow night with the home opener and their first Big 9 contest against Albert Lea.