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Coleman Rushes For 655 Yards In 68-Zip Rout Of Rebels; Wausaukee Gains 514 Yards To Clip Crivitz

The M-O leaders saved their best offensive outputs for the final games as both Coleman and Wausaukee piled up plenty of yards and points to claim conference-ending wins.

Ranked 6th in the state polls and the only team in Wisconsin to score more than 500 points on the season, the first place Cougars (9-0, 7-0) buried host Laona-Wabeno under an avalanche of 655 rushing yards to cruise to a 68-0 crossover win.

That’s no misprint! Coleman never attempted a pass as all 9 scores came via the ground.

Offensively, there are not too many things to complain about. Every back had a chance to run the ball, and we had three backs over a hundred yards. Our defense did a much better job communicating than we did last week, still we have to get better, but our positioning was better. Our defensive line continued to play well as we pressured or sacked the Rebels quarterback numerous times, Coleman coach Jeff Bronson said.

Conference runner-up Wausaukee didn’t have as easy of a time, but managed to gain 514 yards in a 48-27 win over rival Crivitz.

The victory puts the finishing touches on a superb 8-1 campaign for coach Pat Edlbeck and his gridiron gang, with their lone loss coming at the hands of powerful Coleman.

We are pleased with our body of work during the regular season. Our players exceeded expectations, because they believed that they could be successful based on their work ethic and team unity. With the regular season behind us, we are looking forward to representing the M&O Conference in Division 7 of the WIAA playoff format. The Ranger players and coaching staff feel that we can be highly competitive as we work to advance along the football playoff field, Edlbeck concluded.

Perennial M-O power Peshtigo (4-5, 4-3) ended a subpar campaign on a positive note with a 48-26 road win over Gillett to qualify for the playoffs. Peshtigo began the season with 3 straight losses, before putting together a late run to earn a post-season berth.

The final M-O clash saw Suring flex its defensive muscle to shutdown Lena-STAA 7-0. Suring allowed the Titans just 77 total yards and made a third quarter one yard sneak by Jay Tienor stand up for the win.





Cougars Run At Will

To Rout Of Rebels


Gaining all 655 of their yards on the ground, the Cougars had no trouble leveling Laona-Wabeno in the regular season finale Friday night 68-0. The gridiron mismatch was over by the end of period one as Coleman busted out to a 28-0 lead then padded the cushion to 52-zip by halftime.

How dominating was Coleman?

The running game averaged 20.5 yards per rush with 32 carries resulting in the 655 yards and 9 touchdowns. The air attack wasn’t needed at all. The Cougars held the Rebels to 108 totals yards over 52 plays and 10 first downs.

Senior standout Mitch Champagne put on another dazzling performance with 6 carries for 238 yards and 3 scores. Champagne busted loose on scoring runs of 76, 62 and 76 yards.

Backup Dexter Karban added 8 rushes for 174 yards and two scores, Mitch Mergener 4-143 and two teedees, Jake Engels 3-62 and two scores while Trevor Seewald gained 31 yards on 5 rushes.

Friday night was a good night for us despite the weather...team came out and executed well. The first play from scrimmage for us offensively (Champagne’s touchdown run) is what we needed for some confidence as well as getting some pressure off their chests, Bronson explained. I think that we have been playing a little uptight the last few weeks and it was good to see us relax and have some fun playing the game. It has been a while since that has been seen. Mitch’s run not only energized us, it looked like it took some of the fight out of our opponent.

Coleman lit up the scoreboard for 4 teedees in the opening 12 minutes. After Champagne scampered 76 yards on the first play, Mergener bolted 50 yards, Engels one yard before Champagne tacked on a 62 yard scoring run. Long hauled in a conversion pass and Mason Mergener a run following the Engels score for a 28-0 lead.

Coach Bronson saw his offensive machine nearly short-circuit the scoreboard with 24 more points in period two for a commanding 52-0 halftime bulge. Mitch Mergener busted loose on a 79 yard run, Engels 39 yards while Champagne uncorked a 76 yard dash for points. Two point conversion runs were tacked on by Engels, Mason Mergener and Eric Brazeau.

With the mercy clock ticking away, Karban scooted in from 65 yards out in period three and Marc Lansin added the two point conversion for a 60-0 spread.

Coleman’s final score came in the fourth quarter when Karban bolted 75 yards to paydirt with Jackson Margis tallying the two point run.

The second season is next. We are hoping to be a little healthier than the last few weeks, so not having a quick turn-around will help our team heal. We are excited about being in the playoffs and will work to continue our season, Bronson concluded.





Wausaukee Totals 514

Yards To Clip Crivitz


Letting loose with their biggest offensive performance of the season, the Rangers piled up 514 yards to knockoff rival Crivitz in a high scoring affair 48-27.

Wausaukee did most of its damage on the ground churning up 357 yards rushing on 42 attempts while adding another 157 yards through the air.

The Rangers were paced by Cole Lewandowski with 16 rushes for 172 yards and two scores, senior quarterback Brett Edlbeck 18 carries for 139 and three teedees while Beau DeLaet chipped in with 45 yards on 6 attempts.

Edlbeck also connected on 11 of 18 passes for 157, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

Offensively, we probably played our most complete game of the season. In the first half we took away their momentum at times with quick scoring drives utilizing both our run game and our passing game. In the second half when they were threatening to get back in the game, we were able to go on a long scoring drive and eat up much of the fourth quarter clock. It was an outstanding performance by our entire offensive squad, Wausaukee coach Edlbeck said.

Crivitz totaled 230 yards over 58 plays...157 rushing and 73 passing. In his final prep game, senior halfback Jon Kersten carried the ball 28 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Fischer added 7 rushes for 27 yards while quarterback Alec Garcia lost 29 yards on 4 attempts. Garcia did manage to complete 4 of 17 passes for 73 yards and one score, but suffered a trio of interceptions.

We gave Wausaukee a scare, but couldn’t keep up with their high powered offense. Turned the ball over on downs twice, while fumbles and fake punt that failed hurt. Crivitz coach Jeff Ott explained. Wausaukee has some very good skill players that got in space and we had a tough time guarding them. Their offensive line was really good...Edlbeck was elusive and tough to contain.

Coach Ott was all smiles as the Wolverines took the opening kickoff and marched 77 yards in 9 plays for a 6-0 lead at the 8:24 mark. Kersten did most of the damage carrying 4 times for 33 yards. On fourth down from the 17, Crivitz switched gears with Garcia flipping a scoring toss to Fischer. A conversion pass to Jed Nelson connected for an 8-0 edge.

Wausaukee answered on the ensuing kickoff with a 3 play, 60 yard scoring march. Edlbeck scooted for 24 yards on first down then fired a 33 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Nystrom at the 7:09 mark. A procedure penalty and incomplete pass wiped out the conversion play.

A defensive stand stopped Crivitz at the Wausaukee 41 following a 9 play drive. Getting the ball back, Wausaukee needed five plays to go up 12-8. DeLaet ripped off 19 yards on first down while Edlbeck broke free for a 20 yard pickup to the 15. Lewandowski headed to the end zone on the next play with 1:24 left in the quarter. Again the conversion attempt failed as Edlbeck’s pass to Aaron Schlies missed the mark.

A 35 yard kickoff return by Parker DeLoSantos gave the Wolverines excellent field position at midfield. Crivitz took advantage of it to pry open a 14-12 lead with 10:03 left in the half. The five play march was highlighted by a 20 yard screen pass to Kersten, who would later crash into the end zone from two yards out.

With the lead vanished, Wausaukee shifted their offense into high gear scoring three times over the next 7 minutes for a 34-14 halftime edge.

The first march saw the Rangers take the kickoff and move 72 yards in 3 plays. Lewandowski had the key play with a 69 yard jaunt to the 3 yard line before a pair of Edlbeck blasts put the ball in the end zone (8:43).

The Ranger defense set up the second drive thwarting a fourth down fake punt at the Crivitz 29 by dropping Cody Wolf for a one yard loss.

All it took was one play for Wausaukee to up the margin to 24-14 as Edlbeck hooked up with DeLaet for the score (7:07). The Rangers also converted the conversion play for the first time as Edlbeck fired to Nystrom.

A fumble recovery by Austin Carter on the kickoff kept the momentum on Wausaukee’s side. Starting at the 50, the Rangers pushed the lead to 34-14 when Lewandowski registered his second teedee of the game with a 3 yard plunge (3:22). The short scoring run capped an 8 play drive.

With time winding down in the half, the Rangers nearly put more points on the board. Edlbeck picked off a pass at his own 40, but then gave the ball back two plays later when Wolf got his hands on a pass. After their defense held on downs, Wausaukee marched from its own 35 to Crivitz 12 before running out of downs.

The third quarter saw Wausaukee fumble the opening kickoff away with Dominic Basso recovering. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, they couldn’t do anything with the turnover before Nystrom picked off a Garcia pass at the Ranger 10.

Wausaukee turned the miscue into points with a five play, 65 yard scoring drive. Edlbeck played a huge role in the march hitting Nystrom for 33 yards to the Crivitz 32 then breaking free on a 20 yard bolt to the 12. Two plays later Edlbeck made his way into the end zone from 7 yards out for a 40-14 lead (9:49).

The Wolverines regained some of that momentum on the ensuing kickoff with a 6 play, 60 yard drive. Kersten scampered 37 yards to the Wausaukee 33 to open the march then watched Fischer ramble in from 16 yards out for the score (7:19).

An interception by DeLoSantos and return of 68 yards set up the Wolverines at the Wausaukee 2 yard line. Garcia lost 4 yards on first down before three Kersten runs put the ball in the end zone from 2 yards out. Brandon Thoreson booted the extra point for a 40-26 score with 11:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Needing to run time off the clock, Wausaukee started on its own 22 following the kickoff. No problem as the Rangers would put together a 12 play drive that took 6:42 to complete. The first 10 plays kept the ball on the ground, including a 28 yard jaunt by Lewandowski to the Crivitz 48. Slowly moving downfield, Edlbeck netted 11 yards before Lewandowski peeled off a 10 yard scamper and a new set of downs to the 24.

With time continuing to tick away, Lewandowski picked up another first down jaunt to the 12 before the Nystrom grabbed a pass to the 5. Edlbeck took it from there finding a running lane to the end zone for the score (5:13). Nystrom hauled in the conversion pass for a 48-27 lead.

Mike Wojnicki ended the final Crivitz drive with an interception and return of 13 yards to the Wolverine 29. Two kneel downs were all the Rangers would need to end the game.

Looking back on the season for the Wolverines, coach Ott said... unfortunately injuries hurt us early, but we got better throughout the year. We are looking forward to improving next year with 8 starters coming back.





Tienor’s 3rd Quarter TD

Sends Suring Past Lena-

STAA In M-O Finale 7-0


In a grind it out M-O football matchup, Suring put the only score on the scoreboard in the third period on an one yard teedee plunge by junior quarterback Jay Tienor for the narrow 7-0 win.

The Suring defense protected the lead allowing Lena-STAA just 3 yards on 12 plays in the second half. Coach Mitch Taylor could not have been more pleased with the defensive performance as the Titans netted only 77 yards of total offense.

As for the Eagles, things were not much better gaining all their yardage on the ground. Dillon Kempen topped the 189 yard team rushing performance with 81 yards on 16 handoffs. Blake Strehlow added 44 yards on 16 carries and Bryce Clements 5-41.

With 9:38 remaining in the third quarter of the scoreless game, Suring started its only scoring march on the Lena-STAA 20 yard line following a fumbled punt recovery by Kempen.

Tienor needed four carries to gain 12 yards, including the eventual game winning score at the 6:39 mark. Kempen played a big roll in the scoring drive, taking a handoff for 8 yards to the 1 yard line. Strehlow gave the Eagles a 7-0 edge with the extra point kick.

The Titan offense never threatened the rest of the game as Suring stiffened on a fourth down and 3 with only 1:06 left. After the stop, Tienor took three straight knees in the victory formation to run out the clock.

Craig Huberty was Lena-STAA’s top rusher with 58 yards on 16 attempts, while Dom Ramirez was held to 16 yards on 12 carries. Ramirez completed the only pass of the game, an eight yarder to tight end Landon Maccoux during the opening drive.

With the win, Suring eliminated Lena-STAA from playoffs and improved to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference. The Titans dropped to 4-5 and 3-4 in conference action.


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