Wolverines run past Thunderbirds

October 2, 2018
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Wilber-Clatonia quarterback Michael Pulliam (3) looks for an open teammate as the Johnson County Central Thunderbirds face the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines on September 28, 2018, in Wilber, Neb.

WILBER -- Wilber-Clatonia scored 27 points in the second quarter on their way to a win over Johnson County Central.

The Class C2 No. 7 ranked Wolverines defeated JCC 41-14 Friday night in Wilber.

They took an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Hunter Cerveny scored the game’s first touchdown on a 22-yard run with 8:22 left in the first quarter, making it 7-0.

With 4:41 left in the first quarter, Coltin Rezabek scored on a two yard touchdown run, making it 14-0.

Wilber-Clatonia extended their lead to 21-0 when Tad Moldenhauer scored on a 37-yard touchdown run with 9:09 left in the second quarter.

The Wolverines went to the air for their fourth touchdown. Michael Pulliam found Mason Zimmerman for a 43 yard touchdown pass with 8:05 left in the half, making it 28-0.

That would be the first of three touchdown connections between Pulliam and Zimmerman. The duo hooked up for a 66-yard touchdown pass with 1:33 left in the first half and then a 16-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds left in the half, making it 41-0 at the half.

Johnson County had the only scoring plays of the second half. Josh Bailey scored on a 28-yard touchdown run with 3:48 left in the game and then scored on a 70-yard touchdown run as time expired, making the final score 41-14.

Pulliam was 7 of 9 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns for the Wolverines. he also ran the ball four times for 17 yards.

Rezabek ran the ball 13 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while Moldenhauer had four carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. Cerveny had six carries for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Zimmerman had four receptions for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, Rezabek had two interceptions while Sawyer Kunc had one interception.

For the Thunderbirds, Josh Bailey ran the ball 24 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Kole Kleespies and Uriel Cabrales had two receptions each. Eli Waring was 4 of 11 passing for 45 yards.

Wilber-Clatonia improves to 5-1 on the season and will be in action again on Friday when they host Syracuse.

JCC falls to 3-3 on the season and will travel to Freeman on Friday.

Friday Sunland round-up


MALCOLM--Gabe Eisenbarth ran for over 150 yards for the Falcons, including touchdowns of 80 yards and 50 yards.

Freeman 6 6 14 7 -- 33

Malcolm 6 0 7 0 -- 13

M--Stewart 2 run (kick failed)

F--Eisenbarth 80 run (kick failed)

F--Anderson 1 run (run failed)

F--Lenners 26 pass from Furstenau (Yates kick)

M--Thomas 83 kickoff return (Deinert kick)

F--Eisenbarth 50 run (kick failed)

F--Unvert 34 pass from Furstenau (Yates kick)


DeWITT--Dalton Kleinschmidt rushed for two touchdowns to lead top-ranked BDS.

BDS 0 16 0 8 -- 24

Tri County 6 0 0 0 -- 6

TC--Waltke 15 pass from Holsing (conversion failed)

BDS--Schoenholz 22 pass from Mick (Schoenholz run)

BDS--Kleinschmidt 3 run (Meyer run)

BDS--Kleinschmidt 22 run (Mick run)


PALMYRA--Koby Dillon completed 17 of 23 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 69 yards and two scores. Andrew Waltke caught 10 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.


WYMORE--Logan Wiedel threw for 218 yards and four touchdowns in the win for Thayer Central.

Thayer Central 16 6 0 14 -- 36

Southern 18 6 0 7 -- 31

SOU--Klover 29 run (kick failed)

SOU--Lyons 28 pass from Adams (conversion failed)

THA--Hergott 28 pass from Wiedel (conversion failed)

SOU--Adams 67 run (conversion failed)

THA--Hergott 50 pass from Wiedel (conversion good)

SOU--Salts 14 pass from Adams (conversion failed)

THA--Fealner 4 run (conversion failed)

THA--Hergott 7 pass from Wiedel (conversion good)

SOU--Shepardson 5 pass from Adams (kick good)

THA--Price 15 pass from Wiedel (conversion failed)


Diller-Odell 6 8 0 0 -- 14

Johnson-Brock 22 14 14 22 -- 72

JB--Hahn 9 pass from C. Fossenbarger (conversion good)

DO--Warren 37 pass from Arnold (conversion failed)

JB--C. Fossenbarger 8 run (conversion failed)

JB--C. Fossenbarger 28 run (conversion good)

JB--Oestmann 24 run (conversion good)

DO--Arnold 25 run (conversion good)

JB--Glynn 4 run (conversion failed)

JB--Hahn 2 run (conversion good)

JB--Ca. Fossenbarger 14 pass from C. Fossenbarger (conversion failed)

JB--Hahn 25 run (conversion failed)

JB--Smith 58 run (conversion good)

JB--Smith 8 run (conversion failed)


LEWISTON--Dorchester scored 20 fourth-quarter points, and Ridge Hoffman’s pick-six gave the Longhorns the go-ahead score.

Dorchester 0 0 0 20 -- 20

Lewiston 6 7 0 0 -- 13

L--Gonzalez 33 pass from Hippen (kick blocked)

L--Gonalez 17 pass from iIppen (Salts run)

D--Johnson 1 run (kick blocked)

D--Vielma 15 run (Vielma run)

D--Hoffman INT return (Vielma kick)

Other scores

Norris 21, Plattsmouth 3

Meridian 64, Pawnee City 26

Milford 46, Fairbury 0

Hanover, Kan. 66, Onaga, Kan. 0

Marysville, Kan. 20, Wamego, Kan. 14

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