FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bay Port, West De Pere stay perfect
By Greg Bates
Bay Port, West De Pere and Notre Dame Academy all took on Green Bay schools and earned lopsided victories. Every game this past week was played on Sept. 2.
Bay Port 55, Green Bay Preble 0
Quarterback Cole Bensen rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more as Bay Port thumped host Green Bay Preble 55-0.
The Pirates led 41-0 at halftime before being able to pull their starters.
As a team, Bay Port rushed for 223 yards on just 26 carries (8.6 yards per attempt).
Jackson Gegare led the way with six carries for 86 yards and a touchdown. Blake Buchinger ran eight times for 70 yards and a score. Bensen kept the ball nine times for 49 yards and two touchdowns,
Bensen was 3-for-4 through the air for 98 yards. He connected with Carter Kallies for touchdowns of 44 and 43 yards.
Bay Port, which is 3-0 and ranked No. 4 in Division 1 in the latest WisSports.net Coaches Poll, got a defensive touchdown as Hunter Atkielski took a fumble and rumbled 44 yards into the end zone.
Green Bay Preble (0-3) got 33 yards on 12 carries from Ja’donn Potter Kanyata.
Bay Port will now host Pulaski on Sept. 9 for a huge Fox River Classic Conference-North showdown. The winner of that game will be in the driver’s seat for the conference title.
West De Pere 77, Green Bay West 0
Najeh Mitchell had a career game for West De Pere with five touchdown runs — and that was just in the opening quarter.
The senior running back ran all over Green Bay West as West De Pere scored a resounding 77-0 road victory.
Mitchell, who finished the night with nine carries for 124, had touchdown runs of 16, 19, 3, 1 and 36 yards.
The Phantoms, now 3-0 and ranked No. 8 in Division 2, were up 56-0 at halftime.
Evan Ott added 83 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for West De Pere and Collin Jindra had 81 yards and two scores.
Green Bay West (0-3) was led by Jalen Brown with six carries for 36 yards.
Notre Dame Academy 62, Green Bay East 0
Just about everything that could go right for Notre Dame Academy did go right against Green Bay East.
The Tritons (1-2) scored 34 first-quarter points en route to their first win of the season, 62-0.
Quarterback Joe Otradovec converted 3 of 4 passes in the game — all touchdowns — for 71 yards.
He hit tight end James Flanigan twice for scores, 52 and 8 yards, respectively. Max Augustine had the other touchdown catch from 11 yards out.
Augustine also added a 35-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Ian Blom had a pair of first-half touchdown runs for 4 and 1 yards. Christian Collins added two rushing scores and led the Tritons with 38 yards on the ground.
Green Bay East finished with -31 yards for the game on 38 plays. It was 0-for-10 on third down.
Wrightstown 35, Seymour 8
Wrightstown scored all its points in the opening half and cruised past host Seymour, 35-8.
Cayden Staffeldt got the start at quarterback for the Thunder and was 8-for-20 passing for 109 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The freshman also had eight carries for 25 yards.
Staffeldt hit Ethan Volz for a 21-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Keanu Chinana had four catches for 58 yards.
Mason Bunnell led Seymour with 33 yards rushing on 11 attempts.
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas 42, N.E.W. Lutheran/Oneida Nation 0
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas scored 22 third-quarter points to pull away from N.E.W. Lutheran/Oneida Nation United for a 42-0 victory.
The United — which is an 8-Player co-op for N.E.W. Lutheran and Oneida Nation — had just 22 yards of total offense. Reid Nelson threw for 17 yards on two completions.
Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas rushed for 264 yards as a team.
The United (0-2) were down just 14-0 at halftime before Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas had a big second half.