Strong Week For Area Gridiron SquadsIssue Date: October 3, 2019
Peshtigo Battles for Hard Fought Win Over Oconto
The Peshtigo Bulldogs got a tough win against the Oconto Blue Devils Friday night thanks to a strong start that saw the Bulldogs put up 16 points. The Bulldogs went on to win 30-12.
"I feel like its out fault tonight," said Oconto Head Coach Brian Sohrweide. "We just don't have a lot of size here. When your conditioning isn't perfect it really wears a team down. And especially when things aren't going your way it can really get tough."
A great start can make all the difference and Friday night when Peshtigo traveled to Oconto a great start is what the Bulldogs did.
"Any win is a good win," said Peshtigo Head Coach Jeff Bayerl. "Especially when its gainst a good team. Oconto is a great program. They just ran out of gas tonight and ended up shooting themselves in the foot tonight."
Jerod Jandt was first to get things going for the Bulldogs, as he made his way into the end zone on a four yard rush. The two point conversion was successful giving the Bulldogs a nice 8-0 lead in the early goings.
The Bulldogs must have taken a little momentum off the early score as they held back the Blue Devils and got another consecutive score, this one a Jandt 33 yard rush to pay dirt. Will Boettcher hit the end zone on the two point conversion giving Peshtigo a 16-0 lead.
Oconto stopped the early Peshtigo rally with a second quarter rushing score from Isaac Diaz from 24 yards back. They failed the two point attempt leaving them with six points.
Peshtigo got another score tallied before the half to improve their lead as Darius Sechen received a pass from Botcher for the 24 yard score.
At the half Peshtigo was firmly in control of the match up 24-6.
That lead was improved during the third quarter thanks to a Mitchell Peters five yard scoring rush.
Oconto wrapped up the night's scoring in the fourth quarter with a 37 yard pass to Phillip McKeefry from Drew Reinhardt for the games final tally of 30-12.
The Bulldogs saw two of their boys pass during the night. Jandt was the leader with 34 yards and one TD off two of his two passes. Boettcher passed for 28 yard off a two of four showing.
"This has been one of the most challenging years this far," said Sohrweide. "Especially when refering to plays that end up being big for the other team. It seems we just cant reciprocate those plays. We just need to mature a little bit."
Caleb Moe led the Blue Devil passing attack with 137 yards and two teedees in a nine of 11 showing.
On the ground Jandt led the Bulldogs with 103 yards and two TDs on 14 carries while Diaz led the Oconto boys with 44 yards and one TD off nine carries.
"Yesterday's practice was probably the crispest our offense has been all year" said Bayerl. "And it definitely showed tonight. We were focused and made very few mistakes. We just kept doing what we were doing," said Beyerl. "This win was actually huge, because it gets us into the playoffs with the Southern Door forfeit."
The Coleman Cougars took on the Northland Pines' boys Friday night and took the big win 48-7.
The easy cruise control victory saw the Cougars begin to establish a lead early. Owen Kinziger was the first Cougar to punch the ticket on a touchdown run, getting in from seven yards back.
"I think both teams were coming in here with the plan of running the ball," said Bronson. "So I think if there was ever a game that the weather like tonights fog, didn't really have a factor, I think that was tonights game."
Holding a 6-0 lead in the second quarter the Cougars turned to Kinziger again, this time the young Cougar back broke loose on a 25 yard rush that ended in the pay dirt. Zack Cops punched in the two point conversion giving the Cougars the 14-0 lead.
Sam Kuchta kept the second frame scoring attack on end with a big 49 yard rush a short while later. That rush also found its way into the end zone. Before the intermission could roll around, Tyler Blanchard slammed a three yard rush through the goal line for the 26-0 lead.
Payton Nelson got the second half's scoring going for the Cougars with a 24 yard teedee reception from Cayden Bintz while Nelson capped off the score with a successful two point conversion pass from Bintz.
Zack Cops added a touchdown in the fourth quarter off an eight yard run while Braxton Darga added one final teedee for the Cougars on his four yard rush. Peter Kuchta got the two point conversion on that last touchdown giving Coleman their 48 points.
"We made some great plays tonight," said Coleman Head Coach Jeff Bronson. "I think we frustrated them. I really thought our linebackers and defensive tackles did great tonight."
Northland pines saved themes;eve from a shutout with a fourth quarter touchdown from Foster Hakes who returned a Coleman kickoff 84 yard for the score.
On the night Kinziger led the ground game with 100 yards rushing off 12 carries. Sam Kuchta posted 84 Cougar yards on seven carries.
Coleman led Northland Pines to a mere 64 yards of total offense while their running back Peterson got 17 of those yard on six carries.
Through the air Coleman's Bintz amassed 63 yards in a two of three showing.
"We still have a few things we need to fix," said Bronson. "But every week there is alway a little something that could be done better. But we really are coming along here. Im excited to see the pass game make an impact in the last half of the season. I just want to see more consistency in our running, better ball security being very important."
Wausaukee Takes Hard Loss to Three Lakes
The Wausaukee Ranger 8-man football team had some tough goings Friday night when they fell to the Three Lakes boys 64-21.
Three Lakes was first to score in this contest as Evan Loduha broke loose on a huge 54 run for the games first touchdown.
Hayden Renikow helped the Rangers respond, getting into the end zone with six minutes left in the first quarter off a five yard rush.
After the Ranger score Three Lakes broke the game open as Loudha got into the end zone again, this time on a 78 yard kick return.
Three Lakes Logan Erickson struck next, hitting pay dirt from 56 yards out on a rush.
With 30 seconds left in the quarter Three Lakes scored again, this time on an Erickson five yard run.
Louduha kept the attack on end with a 14 yard scoring rush with nine minutes left until the half, while Wausaukee got their second touchdown of the night from Corey Boesen on a 33 yard rush with two minutes left in the quarter.
At the half Three Lakes led by a substantial amount, 36ൖ.
Three Lakes continued to pull away from the rangers over the second half of play, getting things rolling with a Henry Siedschlag one yard goal line breaker which was followed a short while later by another Three Lakes score, this one from Ashton Maney from 10 yards back.
Maney added another touchdown with nine minutes left in the game, hitting pay dirt on a three yard run.
Wausaukee got their third score of the night from Boesen on a five yard rush with two minutes left to play.
Before time could expire Three Lakes' Logan Lisko broke loose on a 30 yard scoring run for the games final tally.
Hayden Renikow passed his way to 87 yards on the night in a six of 16 performance while Three Lakes' Loduha got 21 yards through the air in a two of two showing.
On the ground Wausaukee was led by Boesen with 77 yards and two TDs on 9 carries while Three Lakes' Erickson had a game leading 129 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Teammate Loduha got 125 yards and two teedees on 12 carries.
Marinette Takes a Loss From Fox Valley Luth.
The Marinette Marines could not stem the tide Friday night as the Fox Valley Lutheran boys ran all over them for a 47-6 win.
The FVL boys were not going to be denied this match while they looked like a team with a purpose. Starting the rout for the FVL guys was Andrew Behm who skirted into the end zone from six yards out. He returned to the end zone a short while later on a 16 yard run and continued to dominant in the first quarter with his third touchdown of the night, this one from six yards out.
Before the first quarter was over FVL's Sam Steigenberger received a pass from Isaiah Ulman for the eight yard touchdown, giving FVL the 26-0 first quarter lead.
FVL continued their first half dominance with a second quarter Kyle Reader reception TD from Ulman. Next to strike was FVL's Jeb Dobberstein who pulled in a pass from Ulman for the 45 yard score. Beam wrapped up the quarter for FVL with a 14 yard rushing score.
At the half FVL was way out ahead 47-0.
Marinette saved themselves from a shutout during the third quarter when Same Drees got loose and worked his way into the end zone from four yards back.
Through the air Marinette's Brett Whiting got five yards in a one of five showing. Ulman led the way for FVL with 179 yards and three teedees in a 10 of 14 showing.
Sam Drees rushed for 84 Marinette yards on 13 carries while Behm l3ed FVL with 165 yards and four TDs on 16 carries.
Crivitz Battles Northern Elite for Tight Win
The Crivitz Wolverines had a battle on their hands in Niagara as they took on the northern Elite Predators Friday night and came away with the 44-41 victory.
Crivitz was first to strike in their showdown, as Jaden Werner completed a pass to dawson Angriest which went 12 yards to the score and the early 6-0 lead.
The Predators responded with a five yard Landon Kalfoken rush.
Tony Jopek kept the Wolverines ahead with another first quarter score, getting into the end zone from 19 yards out. With the two point conversion from Chandler Kaldenberg the Wolverines went up 14-8.
Again Northern Elite respomned to the Wolverine score, this time with a Kalfoken two yard rush.
After stopping the Wolverine offense the Predators added their second consecutive score to take the lead as Kalkofen rushed his way to the end zone form three yards back.
Crivitz added one more first half score before time could expire, getting to pay dirt thanks to a nice 28 yard sprint from Jopek, which gave the Wolverines a 22-20 deficit.
Northern Elite furthered their lead in the third quarter thanks to a Kalkofen two yard rush while the Wolverines kept things close with a big 60 yard Jopek rush.
Next to strike was the Predators who found the TD off a Elliot Peterson to Andrew Niven pass completion for the nine yard score. While the Wolverines added a touchdown in the fourth off another huge rush from Jopek. This one from 56 yards out.
Northern Elite scored their last touchdown off a two yard Kalkofen rush while the Wolverines took the lead and the game with a 34 yard scoring pass from Jaden Werner to Dawson Andrist. Thanks to a clutch two point conversion rush from Andrist the Wolverines held the lead 44-41.
For the Wolvenires Werner passed for 90 yards and two TDs off a four of five showing while Jopek had an overwhelming night with a game leading 237 yards and four touchdowns off only seven carries.
Peterson passed for 26 Northern Elite yards in a two of seven showing while Niven added up 206 yards on 28 carries.
Suring Shutsout NEW/Oneida
The Suring 8-man football squad took on the Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran boys Friday night in Suing as the Eagles posted the big 46-0 shutout win.
The first quarter saw just one score rung in, and it came from the Eagles who battled their way downfield, ending the drive with a 27 yard pass from Jayden Geniesse to Dequez Sepulveda. The extra point failed leaving the Eagles with a 6-0 lead.
Suring got another score on the board in the second, as Logan Stuart made his way to pay dirt from 46v yards out. Sepulveda kept the attack on end with his six yard scoring rush a short while later while Sturat aded another second quarter score on a huge 71 yard rush. Duncan Breed made the two point conversion run.
Before the half was up Suring added one more touchdown, this one from Stuart off a 16 yard rush. Sepulveda received the two point conversion pass for the 34-0 first half lead.
During the third quarter the Eagles connoted their rout with a third quarter Stuart run that made its way into the end zone from 18 yards back. It was followed a short while later with another Stuart rushing TD, this one from 43 yards back, giving Suring their 46-0 lead.
Stuart had a game leading 348 yards and five TDs on 22 carries while Oneida/NEW's Zach Luepke had a team leading nine yards on four carries.
through the air Suring's Geniesse passed for 59 yards and one TD in a two of two showing.
Gibralter Slams Lena/STAA
The Gibraltar Vikings bagged a home field win Friday night against the Lena/STAA Titans 38-14.
It was pretty much all Gibraltar over the first half as The vikings saw their running back Laughlin rush for a 10 yard run.
His teammate Luke Steebs busted loose on a 31 yard pay dirt run a minute later to give the Vikings a 12-0 lead.
With seven minutes left until intermission the Vikings scored on a Steebs to Krauel pass that went 20 yards, giing the Vikings a sizable 18-0 first half lead.
During the third quarter the Vikings continued to keep a strangle hold on the scoreboard as Laughlin added a six yard touchdown run followed by a 24 yard rushing score, again off the legs of Laughlin.
Gibralter's Steebs scored his teams final TD with ten minutes left to play, getting into the endzopne from four yards out.
After the Vikings fourth quarter score the Titans finally found their way into the end zone, making it there off a Desjarlais five yard rush.
He was followed a minute and half later by teammate Russell who received a pass from Logan Shallow for the 33 yard passing score.
The passing TD from The Titans brough the game to its final score.
The Titans' Shallow passed for 44 yards and one TD off a two of four showing while the Vikings' Steebs passed for 135 yards and one TD on a 12 of 19 showing.
On the ground The Titans' Josh Kristoff amassed 46 yards on 11 carries while the Vikings' Steebs went for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.
Sevastopol Beats Gillett in Low Scoring Defensive Battle
The Sevastopol Pioneers and then Gillett Tigers faced off Friday night in Gillett as the Pioneers came away with the win 16-6 in a defense struggle.
After a scoreless first quarter the Pioneers posted the games first points, getting to the endzpne off a 30 yard pass from T. Beauchamp to L. Beyer.
Before the intermission Beauchamp completed an 18 yard TD pass to S. Evensong for the 16-0 halftime lead.
From that point on the Tigers defense dug in and allowed no more points, but iunfortunalty for the Tiger the Pioneer defense was just as tough.
Gillett got that one score in the fourth quarter when derek Block broke the goal line in a one yard rushing TD.
Beuachmap passed for 70 yards and two TDs and one interception in a five of 10 showing while Block led the Tigers passing game with 63 yards off a five of 16 showing.
On the ground the Pioneers' Evensong got 128 yards off 24 carries while Gilett's Logan Block led the way with 55 yards on 14 carries. Tiger teammate Derek Block posted 50 yards and one TD on 10 carries.
Luxemburg-Casco Defets Oconto Falls
The Lux-Casco Spartans posted a big 52-13 win over the Oconto Falls Panthers in O. Falls Friday night
The Spartans strand scoring early and never looked back as they blasted their way to a 49-0 first half lead.
That rout started in the first with a 51 yard Spartan rushing score from M. Cravillion and was followed a few minutes later by a passing touchdown that went 68 yards. The big pass was from Cravillion to L. Doell.
With nine minutes left until the half the Spartans' R. Worachek hit pay dirt on a nice yard rush.
He was followed by another score form his Spartans at thew eight minute mark, when Worachek sprinted to a three yard score.
Carvillon added a 14 yard rushing TD while hitting again just before the end of the half on a pass to Worachek from 19 yards back, and the big 42-0 lead. the big lead meant that the second half wolf begin with a running clock.
Before the Panthers could save themslesv from a shutout the Lux-Casco boys posted one final score during the third quarter. this score was a field goal by J. Larson from 26 yards out.
The ffourthj quarter saw the Panthers too far behind with too little time, but that didn't stop them from ending the rally and saving themselves from the shutout.
The first Panthers score of the night was rung in with 11 minutes left to play and was carried by D. Thomson on a 60 yard rush. With three seconds left in the match The Panthers' J Walters completed a pass to J. Parsons for the 26 yard TD.
Through the air Cravillion amassed a game high 161 yards and two TDs in his four of sven showing. Walters led the Panthers with 83 yards and one teedee on four of his ten passes.
On the ground Cravillion got 107 yards to led the Spartans whileThomson led the Panthers with 77 yards and one TD on nine carries.
Menominee Shutsout Boyne City
The Menominee Maroons got a big shutout win on the road last Friday when they shutputn the home field Boyne City Ramblers 35-0.
The big win was all Maroons all the way as the Menominee defense overwhelmed the Ramblers who were unable to ever get any type of footing against the strong push of the Maroons.
Menominee made sure to get the momentum built up early as it took them three plays to find pay dirt in their first possession of the game.Keagan Monroe got the scoring started by finished off that three play drive with a one yard rushing score.
The big play of the drive was a 53 yard pass from Brendon Harris to Drew Dubey.
Monroe must have really but up some stem in the pregame warm up cause he went wild in the next possession, busting loose for a 67 yard end zone visit.
Menominee's next score was also posted by Monroe who capped off an excellent drive with two yard goal line breaker.
After some silence to the action over the fmost of the hird quarter Harris found an open Monroe who reeled in the pass and took it 48 yards to the house.
Near the end of the game Kade Lesperance recovered a Boyne City fumble to set up one final Monroe score, this last one from five yards out.
Monroe led the Maroons wirth 186 yards and four TDs on 17 carries. Harris got 78 yards on 13 carries while also passing for 157 yards and a TD off an eight of ten showing at quarterback.
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