THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman to Play Abbostford in Level 3 Friday
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
Coleman Surprises Manawa With Win
Though the Coleman Cougars may have revoked a six seed going into their WIAA Playoffs, they certainly don't look like one. In fact when looking over all divisions and examining the teams remaining, there is no six seed left as we enter the Level 3 of the WIAA football Tournament. As a matter of fact all that remains in all division are first and second seeds, making Coleman the official underdog of the 2019 playoffs.
Underdog or not, these Coleman boys play tough and last Friday night they slammed second seeded Manawa by way of a 46-28 readout.
The score probably should have been closer, as far as the stat sheets show the Cougars were evenly matched, plowing their way to 452 total yards of offense while holding the Wolves to 418.
Most of Colemans yards were gained on the ground as 379 of those 452 crossed in from gains by the backs.
The first quarter was all Coleman and the scoreboard showed it, after those first minutes of play Coleman held a nice tone setting edge 8-0.
That first Coleman TD was rang in by Tyler Blanchard off the one yard reception from Cayden Bintz. Zack Cops followed the TD up with a successful two point conversion rush.
Then came the second quarter and with it the heaviest action of the night. During the second frame Coleman plugged out three TDs while Manama tallied up two.
Coleman's first TD of the quarter came off the arm of Bintz who tossed a seven yard TD reception to teammate Payton Nelson.
Owen Kinziger chipped into the scoring effort during the second with a one yard goal line smash. Both the Nelson and Kinziger scores were followed without extra points.
Nelson returned to the end zone again before the half, doing so off an 11 yard Bintz pass.
Manawa was tough over the second frame was well, as Mason Wiesner hit first on a one yard scoring rush followed by himself again this time on a 11 yard rush. Both Manama TDs were followed by successful extra point kicks.
Both teams managed one touchdown over the third quarter. Coleman turned to Cops for those third quarter points which he obtained off a one yard rush to cap off the drive.
Manawa's Wiesner continued to find ioepnings in the third, getting his third score of the evening off a 39 yard rush. The score was followed by a Brett Zielke two point conversion rush.
Coleman was able to make sure they would not be overcome in the fourth as Kinziger plowed his way to a one yard scoring rush followed by Tyler Blanchard on a seven yard TD run.
Manawa registered one TD in the fourth, as Jackson Jaeger busted loose on a 43 yard rush that ended in the end zone.
For the Cougars on the ground Blanchard was the man, he added up 145 on 18 carries while teammate Kinziger added 91 yards on 23 carries.
Wiesner led the way for the Wolves on the ground with 123 yards on 17 carries.
Through the air Bintz added up 73 yards in a five of ten showing while Wiesner posted 228 and two interceptions in a 15 of 25 showing.
Coleman's Sam Kuchta reeled in 1 pass for 27 yards while Blanchard pulled in two passes for 28.
On the defensive end of things Noah Nosgovitz and Kuchta both did their part with one interception each.
With win Coleman advances to the Level three playoff game, the sectional semi-final, where they will meet Abbotsford. Abbotsford is a number one seed. Abbotsford defeated Crivitz in Level 1 48-41.