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Timberjacks Advance To WSFL Title Game
Issue Date: October 31, 2012
The M&M Timberjacks are dusting off their shoulder pads this week and getting ready for the WSFL title game against the 11-0 Sheboygan County Rebels following a 53-7 drubbing of the Kettle Moraine Titans at Spies Field Saturday.
The return trip to the championship round is not only a rematch of 2011s title game, but will mark the fifth season in a row that the T-Jacks will be playing for the crown.
Im thrilled that we are going back to the championship, the team has worked hard since early spring for this opportunity, said Timberjacks head coach Joe Plautz, whose squad went 9-2 on the year. Five straight championship game appearances is a great honor. It has never been done in WSFL history.
In pursuit of history, the T-Jacks will need a lot more of the sort of play they were able to bring to the field against Kettle Moraine as the Rebels have defeated the T-Jacks both times the teams met in 2012. On July 28, Sheboygan County stopped the Timberjacks 20-7 and then again at Spies on September 22 by a final of 10-3.
The offense is going to have to play stronger this time around and last Saturdays effort suggests the T-Jacks are going to be up to the challenge. Quarterback Adam Schmit had a solid outing against the Titans in the warm up to the championship, completing seven of thirteen passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns while Randy Hoheneder added a score in the passing attack with a nine-yard throw to Robert Forgette in the second quarter for a 28-0 edge.
Matt LaCanne finished the day with three receptions for 86 yards, an average of 28.7 per catch with a long of 33 yards, while scoring a pair of touchdowns; Joel Wortner snagged two passes for 34 yards while teammates Earl Uhl and Mike Hansen each had touchdown receptions in the win
The T-Jacks ran the ball a total of 36 times against Kettle Moraine and leading the way was Schmit with 11 carries for 63 yards, including a 20-yard scramble into the end zone in the third quarter for a 34-0 advantage, the third of five touchdowns Schmit played a part in on the day.
Mike Hansen added seven carries for 54 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter to the ground attack stats, Randy Hoheneder averaged nearly nine yards per carry after turning in 53 yards on six carries while Ryan La Count chipped in 49 yards on eight attempts for the games final score in the fourth quarter.
Weve got a very big game in front of us and we all know whats at stake, Plautz said. Well prepare hard this week and leave it all out there.
The WSFL title game will be played on Saturday, November 3 at Little Chute High School at 1pm.