Marshfalcons pound Pardeeville, clinch share of Large Trailways title
HUSTISFORD — Senior running back CJ Brooks returned from injury and scored two first quarter touchdowns to spark Horicon/Hustisford in a 41-0 rout of Pardeeville that gave the Marshfalcons at least a share of the Large Trailways title.
Brooks returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown, then reeled off a 74-yard TD run on the team’s second offensive series to put Horicon/Hustisford (7-1, 5-0 in conference) up 12-0 in the first quarter. Brooks finished with six carries for 99 yards.
Junior quarterback Dylan Schmitt added seven carries for 82 yards, including scores from 6, 15 and 7 yards out. He also completed 2-of-5 passes for 41 yards. His 32-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Justin Kuehl staked Husticon to an 18-0 lead after one quarter.
“Good game, and a great start,” Horicon/Hustisford football coach Shannon Mueller said. “CJ was able to play and looked about 90 percent, and Dylan had a great game running. Our offensive line did a nice job and gave Dylan time.”
The Marshfalcons limited Pardeeville (4-4, 2-3) to 99 yards and scored a safety when Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Kowald was tackled in the end zone in the third quarter.
“Our defense rocked,” Mueller said. “Our defensive line did a fabulous job and our linebackers had everything gobbled up. They couldn’t run inside at all. We got to play a lot of young guys tonight.”
Kuehl caught two passes for 41 yards. Zach Kehl caught a two-point conversion pass.
Horicon/Hustisford can clinch the program’s first outright conference title with a win at Dodgeland in the regular season finale next Friday.
Husticon 41, Pardeeville 0
Pardeeville 0 0 0 0 — 0
Husticon 18 14 9 0 — 41
First downs 8 16
By rush 4 13
By pass 3 2
By penalty 1 1
Yards rushing (att-yds.) 33-57 29-238
Yards passing 42 62
Attempts 8 7
Completions 6 3
Had intercepted 1 1
Total yards 99 300
Penalties, yards 9-70 5-45
Fumbles, lost 1-1 1-1
HH — Brooks 45 punt return (kick blocked)
HH — Brooks 74 run (pass failed)
HH — Kuehl 32 pass from Schmitt (pass failed)
HH — Schmitt 6 run (Z. Kehl pass from Schmitt)
HH — Schmitt 15 run (pass failed)
HH — Safety, Kowald tackled in end zone
HH — Schmitt 7 run (Spoerl kick)