Lena/STAA runs over Algoma; Crivitz overcomes Tomahawk in 2OT
Lena/STAA 48, Algoma 20
LENA — Ten plays was all the Lena/Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy football team needed to build a commanding first-half lead in a 48-20 Peninsula Conference victory on Friday.
The Titans (5-0 Peninsula, 5-0 overall) ran 10 offensive snaps in the first half and turned them into 32 points.
Calvin Peters broke off scoring runs of 30, 75 and 42-yards, while Tyler Shallow tacked on a 42-yard jaunt of his own, to help Lena/STAA seize an 18-point lead at halftime.
Shallow scored on a 1-yard plunge to make it a 40-14 game late in the third quarter, but the Wolves responded with a 22-yard dash from Parker Lischka, making it a 20-point game with 66 seconds left to play in the quarter.
Logan Graef added a 1-yard score of his own to nudge the Titans ahead 48-20 with 10:28 remaining in the game.
Grant Vandervest put Algoma (2-2 Peninsula, 2-2 overall) on the scoreboard first with a 6-yard gallop, while a 14-yard touchdown run by Joey Cabino gave the Wolves a 14-8 cushion at the end of the first quarter.
The Titans racked up 462 yards of total offense compared to 362 for Algoma.
Peters had 10 carries for 254 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 25.4 yards per carry. Shallow averaged 13.8 YPC on his way to 111 yards and two scores, while Graef added 49 yards on ten touches.
Isaac Yunk led the Wolves with 16 carries for 137 yards. Vandervest chipped in 25 carries for 118 yards while completing three of his eight passing attempts for 30 yards. Wyatt Fay hauled in two catches for 15 yards.
Up nextLena/STAA: The Titans travel to Gibraltar (4-0 Peninsula, 5-0 overall) on September 29 at 7 p.m.
Lena/STAA 48, Algoma 20Lena/STAA 16 16 8 8 — 48
Algoma 14 0 6 0 — 20
Leading rushers (Lena/STAA): Peters 10-254-3TDs; Shallow 8-111=2TDs; Graef 10-49-TD; Lucas Heimke 3-43; Luke Koslowsky 2-6; Sam Peterson 1-2
Leading rushers (Algoma): Yunk 16-137; Vandervest 25-118-TD; Lischka 3-63-TD; Cabino 1-14-TD
Leading passers (Algoma): Vandervest 3-8-30
Leading receivers (Algoma): Fay 2-15; Lischka 1-15
Wausaukee 38, Sevastopol 30
SEVASTOPOL, Wis. — The Wausaukee Rangers picked up their first win of the season after fending off Sevastopol 38-30 in Peninsula Conference play on Friday.
Wausaukee (1-4 Peninsula, 1-4 overall) led 24-8 at halftime but had to endure a spirited comeback bid the Pioneers, who dropped 22 points in the third quarter to pull within eight, only to get shut out in the fourth quarter thanks to the Rangers’ defense.
Luke Smith hit Gavin Thomson for a 32-yard touchdown to kick off the first quarter, but Sevastopol answered with a 2-yard rushing score by Logan Schuh to even the score out at 8-8 early in the second quarter.
Smith connected with Thomson again, this time for a 50-yard scoring bomb, before adding a 30-yard rushing touchdown to give Wausaukee a 16-point lead at halftime.
The two teams matched each other score for score in the third quarter, with Ray Johnson and Smith exchanging 42-yard touchdown runs before Schuh scored from 8-yards outs to make it a 30-24 contest.
Smith hooked up with Conner Schroeder on a 22-yard scoring strike to push the Rangers ahead by 14, but Michael Wautlet returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards to the house, as the Pioneers trimmed Wausaukee’s lead to eight to end the quarter.
Wausaukee gained 378 yards of total offense and Smith was responsible for 370 of it, along with five touchdowns.
Up nextWausaukee: The Rangers look to make it two in a row when the host Gillett (3-2 Peninsula, 3-2 overall) on September 29 at 7 p.m.
Wausaukee 38, Sevastopol 30Wausaukee 8 16 14 0 — 38
Sevastopol 0 8 22 0 — 30
Leading rushers (Wausaukee): Smith 27-212-2TDs; Schroeder 4-3; Ivo Langan 4-1; Kayden Suennen 1-4
Leading rushers (Sevastopol): Schuh 16-70-2TDs; Landon Frank 13-54; Johnson 2-41-TD; Alex Andreae 4-18; Liam Schultz 1-4
Leading passers (Wausaukee): Smith 5-10-158-3TDs
Leading passers (Sevastopol): Schuh 13-25-101-INT
Leading receivers (Wausaukee): Thomson 2-87-2TDs; Schroeder 2-39-TD; Suennen 1-32
Leading receivers (Sevastopol): Andreae 7-38; Frankie DeYoung 3-19; Frank 2-16; Waulet 1-27; Schuh 1-10
Peninsula Conference standings (Through Week 6)
Lena/STAA — 5-0 Peninsula, 5-0 overall
Gibraltar — 4-0, 5-0
Oneida Nation/Green Bay NEW Lutheran — 3-1, 4-1
Gillett — 3-2, 3-2
Algoma — 2-2, 2-2
Wausaukee — 1-4, 1-4
Sevastopol — 0-4, 0-5
Suring — 0-5, 0-5
Oconto Falls 36, Coleman 8
COLEMAN — Oconto Falls kept the Coleman Cougars under wraps in a 36-8 victory in Northwoods Conference action on Friday.
The Panthers (4-0 Northwoods, 6-2 overall) bottled up Coleman’s ground home, limiting the Cougars to just 160 yards rushing, well below their season average of 239.9 yards per game.
Oconto Falls drew first blood on a 3-yard touchdown run by Alex Haines, but a 49-yard dash by Kolton Peters allowed the Cougars to knot matters up at 8-8 to end the first quarter.
From there, it was Oconto Falls, as the Panthers poured on 28 unanswered points, 22 of them coming in the second quarter alone.
Haines tacked on a 1-yard score and a 15-yard touchdown while Cole Bozile added a 59-yard touchdown run of his own to give the Panthers a 30-8 lead at halftime.
Emerich Skarban lofted a 23-yard rainbow to Wyatt Laughrin to add an insurance score in the third quarter.
The Panthers rushed for 316 yards, 149 of them courtesy of Haines. Bozile finished with five carries for 78 yards.
Peters was Coleman’s leading rusher with 14 carries for 95 yards. Garrett Kreischer backed him up with 23 yards on six carries, while Brady Gross contributed eight carries and 22 yards.
Up nextColeman: The Cougars (2-2 Northwoods, 6-2 overall) travel to Tomahawk (1-3 Northwoods, 3-4 overall) on September 29 at 7 p.m.
Oconto Falls 36, Coleman 8Oconto Falls 8 22 6 0 — 36
Coleman 8 0 0 0 — 8
Leading rushers (Coleman): Kolt. Peters 14-95-TD; Kreischer 6-23; Gross 8-22; Bryce Seefeldt 3-18; Tyler Kostreva 2-7; Kollin Peters 1-3
Leading rushers (Oconto Falls): Haines 18-149-3TDs; Bozile 5-78-TD; Jacob Sconzert 3-36; Isaac Bramer 3-11; Trent Blazek 2-6; Laughrin 5-12; Elijah White 2-10; Alec Krejcarek 2-7; Ethan Hill 1-7
Leading passers (Coleman): Kolt. Peters 0-2
Leading passers (Oconto Falls): Skarban 4-4-86-TD
Leading receivers (Oconto Falls): Bozile 2-57; Laughrin 2-27-TD
Crivitz 38, Tomahawk 30 (2OT)
TOMAHAWK, Wis. — TJ Mueller came through in the clutch not once, but twice, as the Crivitz Wolverines outlasted Tomahawk in a double overtime thriller on Friday.
Mueller scored both of the Wolverines’ touchdowns in the overtime periods, first finding the endzone from 3-yards out to tie the game at 30-30 and force double OT, while the second, a 2-yarder, drove a dagger through Tomahawk’s heart.
The Hatchets jumped out a 10-0 lead thanks to a 5-yard run by Caleb Dickens and a 27-yard field goal from Walter Horabik, but a 15-yard toss from Kaden Klaver to Jackson Flowers allowed Crivitz to trim Tomahawk’s lead to three entering halftime.
Rex Reilly kicked off the second half with a 40-yard touchdown jog but Crivitz continued to chip away, pulling within three thanks to a 5-yard run by Klaver before jumping ahead 21-17 on a 3-yard score from Mueller.
The Hatchets regained the lead after Brayden Larson hit Jonah Dickens for a 75-yard touchdown, but Stephen Allard knocked down a 29-yard field goal with 3:12 left to play to tie the game at 24-24.
Reilly put Tomahawk ahead 30-24 in the first overtime with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Mueller finished his night with a team-high 31 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught one pass for nine yards.
Klaver went 7-11 through the air for 127 yards.
Up nextCrivitz: The Wolverines (3-1 Northwoods, 4-2 overall) host McFarland (3-1 Rock Valley Conference, 3-3 overall) in a non-conference game on September 29 at 7 p.m.
Crivitz 38, Tomahawk 30 (2OT)Crivitz 0 7 14 3 6 8 — 38
Tomahawk 7 3 7 7 6 0 — 30
Leading rushers (Crivitz): Mueller 31-147-3TDs; Tegan Werner 9-79; Klaver 5-2-TD; Brody MacNeil 3-13; Kade Thoma 2-5
Leading rushers (Tomahawk): Reilly 20-117-2TDs; B. Larson 8-50; C. Dickens 7-21-TD; Ryan Larson 2-21
Leading passers (Crivitz): Klaver 7-11-127-TD
Leading passers (Tomahawk): B. Larson 3-7-91-TD; Reilly 7-12-72-INT
Leading receivers (Crivitz): Thoma 1-43; MacNeil 1-20; Leo Vandermause 1-20; Flowers 1-15-TD; Werner 1-14; Mueller 1-9
Leading receivers (Tomahawk): J. Dickens 3-94-TD; C. Dickens 4-42; B. Larson 2-9; Zach Germano 1-11
Northwoods Conference standings (Through Week 6)
Oconto Falls — 4-0 Northwoods, 6-2 overall
Clintonville — 3-1, 3-5
Crandon — 3-1, 5-2
Crivitz — 3-1, 4-2
Coleman — 2-2, 6-2
Tomahawk — 1-3, 3-4
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