Warriors rout Poynette, clinch share of Capitol North
LAKE MILLS — Seven different players scored a touchdown for Lakeside Lutheran in a 49-7 romp over Poynette on Friday.
The win, coupled with Lodi’s 25-14 loss to Lake Mills, guarantees Lakeside Lutheran (7-1, 4-0 in conference) no worse than a share of the Capitol North title. The Warriors can win the league title outright with a victory at Lodi in the regular season finale next Friday.
Senior quarterback Jack Monis rushed 18 times for 112 yards including a 42-yard TD run in the first quarter. He also completed 7-of-12 passes for 115 yards with one touchdown, a 45-yard scoring toss to senior receiver Will DeNoyer in the second quarter.
Lakeside outgained Poynette (4-4, 0-4) on the ground, 299-68.
Carter Buchta, Casey Ponyicsanyi, Brevin Jegerlehner, Logan Pampel and Ian Olszewski each added a short rushing touchdown for the Warriors. DeNoyer led the receivers with three catches for 82 yards.
“We deliberately threw the ball quite a bit,” Lakeside Lutheran football coach Paul Bauer said. “We only threw 12 times, but they were all in the first half. We spread the wealth around (in the rushing attack). Seven different kids scored, so we were really happy about that.”
Poynette scored its only points in the second quarter on Jackson Elsing’s 20-yard TD pass to Brayden O’Connor. The Pumas trailed 35-0 at the time of that score.
“Aside from one drive, our defense played a really nice game,” Bauer said.
Lakeside’s last conference title came in 2012. The Warriors have no interest in sharing it.
“I had a hunch about that Lake Mills/Lodi game,” Bauer said. “That score was not really a big surprise. (Earning a share like we did), that’s good, but there wasn’t any celebrating going on amongst the staff and kids after the game. We’re determined to go win it outright next weekend.”
Lakeside Lutheran 49, Poynette 7
Poynette 0 7 0 0 — 7
Lakeside 14 21 7 7 — 49
First downs 7 26
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 25-44 47-299
Yards passing 68 115
Attempts 8 12
Completions 6 7
Had intercepted 0 0
Total yards 112 314
Penalties, yards 1-5 1-15
Fumbles, lost 3-0 2-1
LL — Buchta 8 run (Vater kick)
LL — Monis 42 run (Vater kick)
LL — Ponyicsanyi 2 run (Vater kick)
LL — DeNoyer 45 pass from Monis (Vater kick)
LL — Jegerlehner 1 run (Vater kick)
P — O’Connor 20 pass from Elsing (Vault kick)
LL — Pampel 9 run (Vater kick)
LL — Olszewski 1 run (Vater kick)