Warhawks come up short against No. 3 Belmond-Klemme

West Fork’s Trey Pfeffer takes down Belmond-Klemme’s Gustavo Suarez in the end zone for a safety in the first half of the Warhawks’ homecoming game against the third-ranked Broncos. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD — West Fork had just taken the lead on a big run by Ian Latham, regrouping from a 7-2 halftime deficit to lead 8-7.

But Belmond-Klemme answered just two plays later on a trick play, a halfback pass from Gustavo Suarez to Logan Heaberlin that gave the Broncos the lead back for good as Class A No. 3 B-K escaped with a 21-14 win over the Warhawks on Friday, Sept. 21.

That ultimately provided the difference as coach James Perez’s team fell to 3-2 overall, 0-1 in the Class A District 3 opener.

“The halfback pass kind of got us,” Perez admitted. “The bad thing is we kind of rep’ed that all week because we knew it was going to come..."

The full story appears in the Sept. 27 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.