Posted On: 10/6/18 5:29 AM

The Waseca running game ate up yards as steady as the mist fell Friday in Jordan in a 42-15 upset victory over the Class 3A No. 3-ranked Hubmen.

It was a little bit by design and a little bit out of necessity but the Class 4A Bluejays turned to the ground game for the majority of the game against Jordan and it paid off in a victory that provided a huge rebound following a difficult 19-18 loss to Class 4A No. 6-ranked Marshall a week ago in Waseca’s homecoming game.

When the schedule came out, it seemed unlikely that Friday’s game against the Hubmen, a Class 3A semifinalist last season that graduated just six starters, would provide an opportunity to right things. But then again Bluejays head coach Brad Wendland has shown the ability to turn things around in his tenure at Waseca.

Wendland is in his 12th year leading the team. He took over in 2006, a year after the Bluejays concluded a winless 2005 season. Waseca went 7-3 his first year and he’s had just one losing season in 12 years. Wendland has gone 85-42 including this season as

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