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Timberjacks Score Early And Often In 68-0 Rout
Issue Date: October 3, 2012
Despite missing 10 starters, the M&M Timberjacks had no trouble routing the Tri-City Bulldogs Saturday night 68-0. The lopsided win lifts the Timberjacks to 6-2 on the season with just two WSFL games remaining.
Its good to get a big win like this. We had 10 starters out this week and the guys behind them stepped up and played excellent. I was very happy with their effort and the way we approached this game as a team. It really shows our depth, Timberjack coach Joe Plautz said.
The Timberjacks ground game did most of the damage with 330 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The 7-man cleat crew saw Ryan LaCount lead the way with 12 carries for 97 yards and 3 scores, Randy Hoheneder 7-73, Matt LaCanne 8-57, Brian Oudenhoven 2-50, Robert Forgette 6-26, Earl Uhl 3-20 and Ryan Wortner 3-7.
Tailback Ryan Wortner went to the air 4 times completing one pass while Hoheneder was 0-3 in the aerial game and LaCanne 0-1. Joel Wortner grabbed the lone completion for a touchdown.
I thought that Ryan LaCount had a very nice game...been with us for about 4 weeks now and hes really picking up the offense well. Im excited what he can offer us...really has some ability, Plautz added.
In the opening quarter, LaCount scooted in from 8 yards while the Wortner brothers (Ryan to Joel) clicked on a 28 yard scoring toss. Scott Merzlicker booted the extra points and finished 7-8 on the day.
The Timberjacks blew the game open in the second quarter, registering 3 touchdowns and a pair of field goals for a 40-0 halftime cushion. Merzlicker split the uprights on kicks of 42 and 34 yards, Uhl hit paydirt from 7 yards and LaCount scored on runs of 5 and 4 yards.
LaCount made his way back into the end zone in period three on a 9 yard jaunt for a 47-0 edge.
With the game already decided, the Timberjacks tacked on three scores over the final 15 minutes. Forgette blasted in from 3 yards and later recovered a fumble in the end zone while Oudenhoven scored on a 22 yard run.
The Timberjack defense collected 6 sacks, including a pair by Neal Weddel. Interceptions came from Eric Krautkramer along with two each by Devin Gray and Josh Payne.
It was our first shutout of the regular season. The defense as usual was up to the task...dominated all night. Im really pleased with our defense this season, Plautz concluded.
The Timberjacks will host the Kettle Moraine Titans on Saturday, October 6 at 6pm, followed by a bye week before traveling to Manitowoc on October 20 for the season finale.