Horicon/Husty buries Mayville in Marsh Bowl; Bluejays, Warriors, Trojans, L-Cats win
HORICON — The first installment of the renewed Marsh Bowl had an entire town celebrating Friday night, and not the one that usually celebrated in the past.
“The sideline was swamped,” Horicon/Hustisford football coach Shannon Mueller said. “All the old players from Horicon from years ago were so stoked. One of our coach, Brian Bischoff, is from Horicon. He was smiling from ear to ear, just in heaven up in the booth.”
Senior running back CJ Brooks rushed 22 times for 174 yards and scored two touchdowns for Horicon/Hustisford in a 35-0 nonconference rout over Mayville on Friday.
Junior quarterback Dylan Schmitt had a good night with his arm and his legs, completing 7-of-14 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown while rushing 14 times for 68 yards including a 25-yard TD run in the third quarter and a 1-yard TD run with 2 minutes, 57 seconds left to cap the scoring.
Schmitt’s 20-yard TD pass to junior split end Ethan Wilder gave the Marshfalcons a 7-0 lead with 9:07 left in the first quarter, and they took that one score lead into halftime.
“The only team that hurt us in the first half was ourselves,” Mueller said. “We had a ton of penalties in the first half. That’s just unacceptable. We should have been up 30-0 at half.
“We played such a great game (otherwise). On first-and-15, we’d get 10, 12 yards. We moved the ball at will and threw the ball at will. Offensive coordinator Ryan Connolly had a great game plan coming in.”
Schmitt broke the game open early in the third quarter with a 77-yard punt return for a score and the rout was on from there. Schmitt’s first TD run with 4 minutes left in the third made it 21-0 and Brooks plowed in from 1 yard out on the final play of the third quarter to make it a four-score game.
“That punt return pumped us up and we throttled it on from there,” Mueller said. “We were very well balanced offensively. That was the key to the game.”
Horicon/Hustisford’s defense was every bit as impressive, holding a Mayville passing attack that racked up 221 passing yards in Week 1 to just one completion for 18 yards. Overall, the Marshfalcons outgained the visiting Cardinals 403-88.
“We rotated our D Line,” Mueller said. They did a great job keeping pressure on. (Our secondary of) Ethan Wilder, CJ Brooks and Blake Peplinski and our lineacking corps did an outstanding job. We had a great defensive game plan coming in. Our scout offense did a great job preparing our defense. The guys just played awesome.”
Horicon/Hustisford (2-0) plays at Cambridge on Friday.
Horicon/Hustisford 35, Mayville 0
Mayville 0 0 0 0 — 0
Hor./Husty 7 0 21 7 — 35
First downs 3 22
By rush 2 16
By pass 1 5
By penalty 0 1
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 24-70 52-307
Yards passing 18 96
Attempts 13 14
Completions 1 7
Had intercepted 0 1
Total yards 88 403
Penalties, yards 3-25 9-60
Fumbles, lost 0-0 3-0
HH — Wilder 20 pass from Schmitt (Spoerl kick)
HH — Brooks 77 punt return (Spoerl kick)
HH — Schmitt 25 run (Spoerl kick)
HH — Brooks 1 run (Spoerl kick)
HH — Schmitt 1 run (Spoerl kick)
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 35,
ELKHORN — Jack Monis hit Cameron Paske for a pair of touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score with 9:32 to play, as Lakeside Lutheran rallied for Friday’s 35-20 football win at Elkhorn.
“The kids were very excited,” Lakeside coach Paul Bauer said. “They took it to us two years ago and kind of swiped the game last year.
“Nothing came easy and Elkhorn is very stout. We had to work hard for what we got.”
Monis, who carried 15 times for 67 yards and the game’s first score from a yard out, completed eight of 12 passes for 156 yards on the night. Paske has caught five passes on the year and all of them have wound up in the end zone.
“Jack had another great game,” Bauer said. “He passed real effectively and it was really windy but he was just as effective into the wind.
“Both the touchdowns were off of play-action. Cam caught two big ones tonight and he’s a tough matchup.”
His counterpart, Mason Buelow, completed 11 of 20 passes for 142 yards and three TDs as the host Elks (0-2) rallied for a 20-14 lead in the third quarter.
“They missed the extra point and was hoping that it would be critical,” Bauer said. “Tersony (Vater, Lakeside’s kicker) made all his extra points and had touchbacks on all but one or two of his kickoffs.
“They had a lot of yardage but if you’ve got to go 80 yards, it helps.”
Brevin Jegerlehner carried eight times for 41 yards and a pair of short TD runs to put the game on ice late. Lakeside (2-0) hosts Lake Country Lutheran, a Division 5 finalist last year, next week.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 35, ELKHORN 20
Lakeside Lutheran 7 7 0 21 — 35
Elkhorn 0 14 6 0 — 20
First downs 20 14
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 42-189 36-101
Yards passing 156 142
Attempts 12 20
Completions 8 11
Had intercepted 0 0
Total yards 345 243
Penalties, yards 1-5 4-30
Fumbles, lost 2-1 0-0
LL — Monis 1 run (Vater kick)
E — Mogensen 21 from Buelow (Woyak kick)
LL — Paske 20 from Monis (Vater kick)
E — Rockweiller 34 from Buelow (Woyak kick)
E — Mogensen 19 from Buelow (kick failed)
LL — Paske 35 from Monis (Vater kick)
LL — Jegerlehner 3 run (Vater kick)
LL — Jegerlehner 1 run (Vater kick)
JOHNSON CREEK 54,
SHORELAND LUTHERAN 18
JOHNSON CREEK — Junior quarterback Justin Swanson threw three touchdown passes and returned a punt for a score to highlight Johnson Creek’s 54-18 nonconference rout over Shoreland Lutheran on Friday.
Johnson Creek (2-0) gave up two long touchdown runs and an 80-yard kickoff return to sophomore Konnor Hill in the first half, but outgained the Pacers 352-155 and dominated other than those big plays.
After Hill opened the scoring with a 37-yard TD run, Swanson answered with a 21-yard scoring pass to senior split end Micah Garvey. The Bluejays took the lead for good on back-to-back pick sixes, a 43-yarder by senior linebacker Zach Johnson and a 40-yarder by junior defensive back Sam Budig.
The kickoff return by Hill cut Johnson Creek’s lead to 18-12, but senior fullback Anthony Purpi, who rushed 12 times for 88 yards, closed the first quarter scoring with a 35-yard TD run. Swanson’s 70-yard punt return early in the second quarter made it 35-14.
After Hill broke off an 87-yard touchdown run, senior running back Kaleb Hartwig scored from six yards out. He finished with 10 carries for 94 yards.
Swanson closed the first half scoring with a 15-yard TD pass to senior tight end Lucas Sullivan. The two connected on another 15-yard scoring pass in the third quarter to close this one out. Swanson completed 6-of-11 passes for 94 yards.
“I told the kids early in the year, our two nonconference games were going to be against D5 and D6 schools,” Johnson Creek football coach Tim Wagner said. “We wanted to challenge them. I thought our kids lived up to the challenge. They came out and played physical football.
They had a good week of practice. Defensively, we played extremely well. We had two pick sixes early. (Defensive coordinator Marc) Blakeley did a great job preparing kids. (Offensive coordinator) Sam Hernandez and (line coach) Brady Ramseier did a great job, too. Our kids moved the ball. It was a total team effort. Everybody played well tonight.
“The only thing I would (be critical of) is they had two returns, but it’s a teachable thing.”
Johnson Creek (2-0) travels to play Deerfield on Friday.
Johnson Creek, Shoreland Lutheran 18
Shoreland Luth. 12 6 0 0 — 18
Johnson Creek 26 21 7 0 — 54
First downs 6 9
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 31-116 30-255
Yards passing 39 97
Attempts 15 11
Completions 4 6
Had intercepted 3 0
Total yards 155 352
Penalties, yards 3-30 4-35
SL — Hill 37 run (kick blocked)
JC — Garvey 21 pass from Swanson (kick failed)
JC — Johnson 43 interception return (Garza kick)
JC — Budig 40 interception return (Garza kick)
SL — Hill 80 kickoff return (run failed)
JC — Purpi 35 run (kick failed)
JC — Swanson 70 punt return (Garza kick)
SL — Hill 87 run (run failed)
JC — Hartwig 6 run (Garza kick)
JC — Sullivan 15 pass from Swanson (Garza kick)
JC — Sullivan 15 pass from Swanson (Garza kick)
CAMBRIA — Junior running back Nate Oestreich rushed for a pair of scores for Dodgeland in a 34-14 nonconference win over Cambria-Friesland on Friday.
Dodgeland (2-0) led 21-0 after one quarter and a pair of short touchdown runs by senior running back Peter Mountin and Oestreich and a 51-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Tye Bader to senior receiver Zach Yuenger on a fly pattern.
Junior defensive back Seth Christopherson made it 28-0 in the third quarter with a 34-yard interception return.
Cambria-Friesland (0-2) got on the board on senior running back Sawyer Quade’s 6-yard TD run. Oestreich gave the Trojans a 34-7 lead going into halftime with a score form 9 yards out.
“We didn’t have a lot of yards, but we did have short fields, a pick six and a long touchdown pass,” Dodgeland football coach Doug Miller said. “In the first half, we played really well. In the second half, Cambria played better. They didn’t fold, and came out and played hard. We got flat-footed and stood around. I was about as mad as I’ve ever been on a 20-point win. I suppose it’s better to win those games than to lose them.”
Dodgeland opens Large Trailways play at Palmyra-Eagle on Friday.
Dodgeland 34, Cambria-Friesland 14
Dodgeland 21 13 0 0 — 34
Camb.-Friesland 0 7 7 0 — 14
First downs 10 16
By rush 8 10
By pass 2 3
By penalty 0 3
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 31-106 50-164
Yards passing 70 44
Attempts 9 10
Completions 3 5
Had intercepted 1 2
Total yards 176 208
Penalties, yards 6-70 7-45
Fumbles, lost 0-0 3-3
D — Mountin 2 run (Benzing kick)
D — Oestreich 12 run (Benzing kick)
D — Yuenger 51 pass from Bader (Benzing kick)
D — Christopherson 34 interception return (Benzing kick)
CF — Quade 6 run (Owen kick)
D — Oestreich 9 run (kick failed)
CF — Raymond pass from Pulver (Owen kick)
PALMYRA — Junior quarterback Brandon Wilde broke two school records, completing 20-of-30 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns as Palmyra-Eagle defeated Waterloo 56-13 in a nonconference game on Friday.
Senior receiver Morgan Carpenter joined Wilde in the record books after catching seven passes for 143 yards and a school record three scores. Cade Fleischmann rushed 10 times for 153 yards and a touchdown of 83 yards. Owen Buttenhoff added 11 rushes for 57 yards and a score. Danny Hammond caught five passes for 73 yards and two TDs. Josh Krystosek caught five passes for 91 yards and a score.
Waterloo statistics were not available. The Pirates (0-2) travel to play Wautoma on Thursday.
LAKE MILLS 35,
NEW GLARUS/MONTICELLO 0
NEW GLARUS — Lake Mills evened its record at 1-1 with a 35-0 win over New Glarus/Monticello on Friday.
LAKE MILLS 35, NEW GLARUS/MONTICELLO 0
Lake Mills 7 7 14 7 — 35
NG/Monticello 0 0 0 0 — 0