SUAMICO – After three games, the Bay Port football team doesn’t appear it can be stopped.
Despite giving up two first-half scoring drives to Manitowoc Lincoln, the Pirates got a 56-14 Fox River Classic Conference win over the Ships on August 31 at Bay Port High School.
Bay Port (3-0 overall, 3-0 FRCC) remained unbeaten in conference play along with Southwest and Notre Dame, while Manitowoc (0-3, 0-3) was routed for the first time all season after close losses with De Pere and Preble to open its season.
The Pirates got three touchdowns from Cordell Tinch, two more from Elijah Gash and quarterback Isaac Krause was 9-of-10 for 226 yards with four TD throws. He hooked up with Tinch and Gash for a pair each.
Tinch also added an 82-yard kickoff return in the first half to help Bay Port take a 49-14 lead into intermission.
Jacob Calawerts scored from 69 yards out – his fifth score in the first three games – and led the team with 97 yards rushing on just six carries, as the Pirates outgained the Ships by a 383-211 margin.
Defensively, Alec Nagel returned an interception 43 yards and Will Kitslaar scooped up a fumble and rumbled 15 yards for scores.
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Manitowoc – 6, 8, 0, 0 – 14
Bay Port – 21, 28, 7, 0 – 56
Rushing – ML: Malcome Young, 10-56; BP: Jacob Calawerts, 6-97.
Passing – ML: Jared Lensmeyer, 8-15-100-1; BP: Isaac Krause, 9-10-226-0.
Receiving – ML: Tanner Hadler, 4-32; BP: Cordell Tinch, 4-110.
BP – Cordell Tinch 49 pass from Isaac Krause (Owen Miller kick), 9:56.
ML – Tanner Hadler 3 rush (kick failed), 5:18.
BP – Elijah Gash 14 pass from Krause (Miller kick), 3:02.
BP – Alec Nagel 43 interception return (Miller kick), 1:28.
ML – Lensmeyer 1 rush (Owen Lettenberger conversion run), 10:04.
BP – Tinch 82 kick return (Miller kick), 9:50.
BP – Jacob Calawerts 69 run (Miller kick), 5:31.
BP – Will Kitslaar 15 fumble return (Miller kick), 5:15.
BP – Tinch 50 pass from Krause (Miller kick), 0:39.
BP – Gash 9 pass from Krause (Miller kick), 4:05
Ashwaubenon preview: the Pirates will travel to FRCC rival Ashwaubenon (1-2, 1-2) Friday, September 8, at 7:00… after losing to Preble (24-16) and Notre Dame (17-14) in the first two weeks respectively, the Jaguars beat De Pere 48-28 in week three… quarterback Anthony Guarascio threw for 357 yards with four TD passes and added another on the ground… Alex Stanko had 152 yards rushing with two touchdowns, while Parker Kreutzberg had two TD receptions.
Bay Port head coach Gary Westerman – who took over in 2012 – has never won at Ashwaubenon. In 2013 the Pirates lost 28-14, while two seasons ago the Jaguars won 15-10 when Will Ark threw an 8-yard TD pass to Will Toonen with 37 seconds remaining in the game… Bay Port won a 35-14 contest a season ago at home.
Notes: Bay Port hasn’t lost a FRCC game since October 16 of 2015 and has won 43 of its last 47 in conference… the Pirates have given up just 305 yards of total offense and outscored their first three opponents by a 182-20 margin… Krause has completed 20 of 23 passes for 407 yards and 8 touchdowns… Calawerts leads the team with 204 yards on 20 attempts, while Tinch has 203 yards receiving and 5 TDs.