Prep football: Lake Mills struggles on offense in 33-7 loss at Menomonie

August 17, 2018

A struggle on offense made for a long Thursday night as the Lake Mills football team opened its season with a 33-7 loss at Menomonie.

The host Mustangs opened a 19-0 halftime lead and added a pair of third-quarter touchdowns on their way past the L-Cats in non-conference play.

Lake Mills used two quarterbacks, but Jacob Toepfer and Adam Moen combined to throw three interceptions.

Menomonie scored on a short run to open a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and added another to make it 13-0 early in the second. Then, quarterback Jake Ebert connected with Logan Sorenson for a 65-yard score to make it 19-0 just before halftime.

Zach Demarce wrapped up Menomonie’s scoring with TD runs of 2 and 4 yards in the third quarter.

Lake Mills drove for a 4-yard scoring run by Moen with less than 2 minutes remaining.

Wisconsin Dells 42, Richland Center 7

The Chiefs’ season opener against the visiting Hornets was delayed by 85 minutes due to lightning. When play began, Wisconsin Dells delivered some thunder of its own, racing to a 26-0 halftime lead and making it 42-0 in the third quarter.

Dells quarterback Brett Hirst scored touchdowns on runs of 15, 8, 4 and 3 yards and threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Dylan Musiedlak to send the Chiefs on their way to victory.

Gavin Kingsley had a 1-yard touchdown run and a pair of 2-point conversions for the winners.

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