Following two tough home losses to open the season, the Waterloo High School football team finally found the winning formula on the road Friday at Carbondale, winning 25-19.
The Bulldogs recorded two safeties in the game — the first one opening scoring on the night and the other one putting the icing on the cake.
Junior running back Dalton Viglasky rushed for two touchdowns in the game. His first TD put the ‘Dogs up 9-0 in the first half.
Carbondale completed two impressive offensive drives in the third quarter, the first of which was aided by a 15-yard facemask penalty on Waterloo, to go up 13-9 before Viglasky scored his second TD to give Waterloo the lead again at 16-13.
The contest remained close until Jackson Ivers hauled in a 20-yard TD reception from quarterback Graham Baker to put the Bulldogs up 23-13 with just five minutes remaining.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Bulldogs notched a safety to make it a 25-13 lead. Arren Wayland also picked up a key interception in the second half.
The Terriers scored a late TD to make it close, but Waterloo was able to run out the clock on its next possession by virtue of a big first down on a fourth-and-one play with 1:24 remaining.
Viglasky finished with 157 yards rushing on 31 carries for the Bulldogs. Jake O’Daniell added 73 yards on 23 carries.