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Coleman is Last Area Team Standing in WIAA Playoffs
Issue Date: October 31, 2019
Coleman Advances With Win Over Bonduel
The Coleman Cougars were all hands on deck last Friday night in Bonduel for their level 1 WIAA playoff match up. By games end the rough and tough Cougars blasted the Bears 40-0.
The Shutout win gives Coleman a little momentum going into next weeks level two match up.
What really was the highlight of the night was just how efficient the Cougar gridiron machine was. Their offense went wild for am overwhelming 321 yards to the Bears mere 90 yards of total offense.
Getting the show on the road Friday night was Payton nelson who opened the nights shutout win with a three yard pass reception from Cayden Bintz. Though the Cougars piled on the TDs, Nelson's score was the only of the first quarter.
Trevor Risner was next to hit the highlight reel with a big 78 yard fumble recovery touchdown. Jayden Scott followed the TD with a successful extra point.
With the extra point kick the Cougars had the 13-0 lead which they held to the intermission.
Starting off the third quarter's rally was Nelson. He busted loose on a 33 yard reception from Bintz for the six point jaunt. Scott tacked on another extra point kick for the 20-0 lead.
Risner's earlier fumble recovery was not the only defensive touchdown of the night either as Nelson continued his career night with a 40 yard touchdown off a Bears' fumble.
Risner chipped into the third quarter effort with a three yard receiving TD to help push Coleman over the 35 point mark to get the running clock moving.
Zack Cops ended the nights scoring for the Cougars with a two yard goal line breaker.
Coleman's ground game was shared by Tyler Blanchard and Cops. Blanchard posted 41 yards on seven carries while Cops got 42 on 10 carries.
The Bears' Max Sokelski was held to 28 yards on nine carries.
Through the air Coleman was led by Bintz with 117 yards in a six of seven performance.
Peshtigo Takes Loss in First Round
The Peshtigo Bulldog football team saw their season end Friday night in Amherst as the Amherst Falcons blasted the Bulldogs with a 42-6.
The first quarter saw Amherst start their game winning push with a B. Groshek 19 yard rushing score.
The games next score was also rung in by the Falcons, this time it was the defense who posted the points as a loose Peshtigo fumble found its way into the hands of a Falcon who carried it to pay dirt.
Amherst's L. Cullen fathered the lead with a 16 yard pass to C. Aleman while Groshek helped his team to a 28-0 lead with his 32 yard rushing score before the half.
After the intermission the Falcons posted two more TDs. The first a C. Anderson from 12 yards back while Groshek finished the Falcon's scoring with a 12 yard rushing TD.
Peshtigo saved themselves from a shutout in the fourth quarter with a Jerod Jandt four yard rush that ended in a TD.
Through the air Jandt led the Bulldogs with 17 yards on one of his three passes. The Falcon's Cullen posted 79 yards and one TD on seven of his 12 passes.
On the gourd Peshtigo was led by Jandt with 126 yard and one TD on 25 carries. Amherst's Groshek posted 78 yards and three TDs on eight carries.
Northern Elite Takes Win in Make Up Game
The Northern Elite Predators came away with a hard fought win in a majke up game from last week. Friday night as they took down Crandon 12-6.
The Northern Elite boys got things rolling in the first quarter as Landon Kalfoken scored the games first TD off a five yard rush.
Brandon was able to respond in the second quarter with a Brad Shepherd 57 yard rush that ended in pay dirt.
Elliot Peterson posted the games final TD in the second quarter before the intermission off a seven yard pass from Josh Wallschlaeger.
"We struggled at times but were able to come up with some big plays with the game on the line to come away with the victory," said Northern Elite Head Coach Ben Laarman. "I'm proud of the way our guys rose to the occasion, and it feels good to end the year with a win. Our three seniors deserve a ton of credit for what they contributed to our team. Josh Wallschlaeger was the leader of the team. He was so tough and reliable all year and throughout his four years in the program. Austin Plonke came out for his first time ever playing football this year, and I don't know what we would have done without him. It was incredible how quickly he learned the game and how good he got in a short amount of time. Destany Bourassa is as tough as they come. She was giving up a lot of size but never backed down. She's also one of the most positive people I've been around. We are going to miss all three of them tremendously."
Crivitz Falls Just Short of Abbotsford
The Crivitz Wolverines played a tough game Friday night in Abbotsford for the WIAA level 1 playoff round but were handed a heartbreaking 48-41 loss.
It was Abbotsford who got the ball rolling first in the matchup as Gatlin Faber broke loose for the games first TD.
The Wolverines responded with a big 64 yard drive that ended with a Tony Jopek five yard rush.
Abbotsford went up 14-7 after a Ty Faiteisek six yard rush.
Kicking it into gear during the second quarter the Wolverines saw their quarterback Jaden Werner connect with Jopek on a 35 yard pass that ended in a touchdown.
Before Abbotsford could recover from the scoring blow the Wolverines struck again, this time on a 33 yard pass from Werner to Dawson Andrist.
At the half the Wolverines and Falcons were knotted up 20-20.
After the intermission it seemed the Falcons found an answer to the Wolverines offense as they started to outpace the Wolverines.
Starting the half's scoring was Abbotsford's Dalton Feddick who found his way into the end zone off a 13 yard rush.
But the Wolverines weren't ready to roll over just yet as Werner slapped the Falcons with a two play scoring drive, which finished with him finding Andrist on the 24 yard reception.
With the lead in their hands the Wolverines sought to hold on but a three yard scamper from Feddick retook the lead for the Falcons 27-26.
Over the fourth Abbotsford hit on a 14 yard touchdown run from Feddick while the Wolverines scored on a 48 yard passing TD from Werner to Eian Baumann.
But a late game 36 yard rushing TD by Feddick pushed the Falcons back to the front of the scoreboard.
Crivitz responded one more time in the acting up, scoring off a five year Jopek catch.
Werner led the way through the air for the Wolverines with 223 yards and four TDs on nine of his 17 passes. Baumann led the way on the ground with 79 yards.
Suring's Season Ends In Level 1 Shootout
The Suring Eagles almost found themselves in next weeks level two playoff matchup of the 8-man Jamboree but first they had to beat the Gibraltar Vikings and the Vikings said no as the Eagles lost the contest by two points 30-28.
The Vikings were first on the scoreboard Friday night, doing so with a 12 yard pass from Luke Steebs to Brandon Stillman in the second quarter. The TD was followed by a successful two point conversion by Steebs.
Gibraltar furthered their lead in the second frame with a one yard passing score from Steebs to Alex Laughlin.
Suring was able to respond before the half, getting into the end zone off a nine yard run from Logan Stuart. The following two point conversion attempt was successful as Jayden Geniesse passed to Dequez Sepulveda.
At the half the Vikings controlled the scoreboard 16-8.
Returning from the intermission the Vikings were able to post the half's first TD, getting in off a 66 yard pass from Luke Steebs to Alex Laughlin.
Suring answered the score with one of their own, getting in off a two yard Stuart run.
The Vikings continued to march their way to the lead with a fourth quarter score from Sam Lindeberg. Lindeberg reeled in an 11 yard pass for that TD.
Before time could expire the Eagles fought their way to two more touchdowns. The first a 12 yard rush from Stuart while the second was rung in by Stuart as well, this time on a one yard goal line smash. Geniesse connected with Duncan Breed on the two point conversion, giving the Eagles a two point deficit 30-28 which the Vikings held to the end of regulation.
Logan Stuart had a whale of a game rushing for the Eagles as he posted 223 yards and four TDs on 34 carries to lead the ground game. Laughlin led the Vikings with 95 yards on 19 carries.
Through the air Geniesse posted 18 yards on one of his five passes.
Steebs passed for 125 Viking yards on seven of his 18 passes.
Menominee Takes Down Undefeated Hopkins To Advance to Playoffs
Desperately needing a win last Friday night to get into the MSHAA playoffs the Menominee Maroons looked like a team with a purpose as they bagged the 48-38 victory over previously undefeated Hopkins in Petosky Michigan in the lower peninsula.
Menominee was first to score in this contest, setting the tone with a Joe Romero-Haire hit Caden Bigger for the 48 yard touchdown pass.
Keagan Monroe made a huge early game impact as he intercepted a Hopkins pass in the next possession, then finished his teams offensive possession with a one yard goal line smash for the 14-0 lead.
Hopkins respond though getting into the end zone off a Trey Collins to Colin Weber pass that went 59 yard to the score.
Early in the second quarter Romero-Haire connected with Brendon Harris on a perfectly timed passed that went to pay dirt.
Four minutes later Hopkins answered the Menominee scoring push with a Weber one yard rush making it a 21-16 game in favor of the Maroons.
A short while later Romero-Haire again went to the air, finding Harris on a 14 yard scoring pass.
Menominee's Drew Dubey scored next for the Maroons, doing so on a fumble recovery which he carried 32 yards for the score.
Hopkins narrowed the Menominee lead with a 17 yard pass from Smith to Piecere for the 34-23 readout in favor of Menominee.
Monroe added a late game touchdown to his list, diving over a goal line pile for the 41-32 lead.
The Vikings' Weber scored one more time for his team, getting in on a two yard rush in the fourth while Monroe finished the night for Menominee with his third touchdown of the night.
On the ground the Maroons were led by Monroe with 89 yards and three TDs on 25 carries.