FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: WDP, Pulaski, De Pere all win
By Press Times Sports
West De Pere kept pace with Bay Port and scored a win to up its record to 7-0. With first place in the Fox River Classic Conference-South (FRCC) on the line, Notre Dame Academy lost a tight game to Menasha. All games were played on Sept. 30.
West De Pere 35, Green Bay Southwest 0
Najeh Mitchell ran for two touchdowns and Duke Shovald threw for two as West De Pere downed host Green Bay Southwest, 35-0.
West De Pere (7-0, 5-0 FRCC) had a slow start for its standards and led just 7-0 after the opening quarter. However, a 21-point second quarter broke the game open.
A good balance of running and passing kept Green Bay Southwest’s defense off balance.
Mitchell rushed for 105 yards on 16 carries.
Shovald was 16-for-28 through the air for 156 yards. His top target was Ryder LeSage with seven receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown. Ben Lemirand had a pair of catches for 31 yards and a score.
Green Bay Southwest (1-6, 1-4 FRCC) had a tough time moving the ball.
Quarterback Mason Meyer was 4-for-18 passing for 10 yards and one interception. Jacob Hanson was bottled up with 12 carries for 21 yards.
Menasha 28, Notre Dame Academy 21
With the FRCC-South title essentially on the line, Menasha used a comeback to down visiting Notre Dame Academy, 28-21.
The Tritons led 7-0 after the first quarter before Menasha scored 21 unanswered points. However, Notre Dame (4-3, 4-1 FRCC) got a Joe Otradovec touchdown pass to Ethan Wall-Atim from 10 yards out and a 16-yard Christian Collins TD run to tie the game in the fourth quarter.
But the Bluejays got the ball late and drove 80 yards.
Quarterback AJ Korth connected with Evan VanDynHoven for a 25-yard touchdown with under one minute remaining to pull off the victory.
Ian Blom rushed for 87 yards on 14 carries and had a first-half touchdown. Collins added 63 yards on 16 carries.
Otradovec was 8-for-13 passing for 89 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Korth paced Menasha (6-1, 4-1 FRCC) with 30 carries for 177 yards and one score.
Notre Dame has already clinched a playoff spot since it is guaranteed to finish with a plus-.500 record in conference play.
Pulaski 56, Sheboygan North 28
Pulaski rushed for 371 yards and seven touchdowns as it outlasted host Sheboygan North, 56-28.
Maverick Cole ran for 190 yards on 22 carries and a career-high four touchdowns in the victory.
Sheboygan South (3-4, 3-2 FRCC) opened the scoring, but Pulaski (5-2, 3-2 FRCC) scored three of the next four touchdowns of the opening quarter. Jacob Doxtater (43 yards) and Cole (1 and 15 yards) got the rushing touchdowns.
Logan Shultz hit Brayden Kamps for a 56-yard touchdown for the Red Raiders. Cole added another 1-yard touchdown run and Shultz had a 27-yard scamper for a score.
Cole and Shultz each had 2-yard TD runs in the second half to pull away.
Shultz was 4-for-7 passing for 120 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also had 11 carries for 136 yards.
Zach Przybylski hauled in two catches for 78 yards for Pulaski.
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Pulaski is one win away from qualifying for the postseason.
De Pere 38, Green Bay Preble 7
De Pere got a career-high rushing game from Lucas Koskey and cruised past Green Bay Preble, 38-7.
The Redbirds have now won three of their last four games and are one win away from advancing to the playoffs.
De Pere (3-4, 3-2 FRCC) got 156 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown from Koskey. His previous high rushing game for the sophomore was 35 yards.
Koskey’s brother, Devin, added 54 yards on the ground and a pair of scores.
Easton Arendt was 9-for-16 for 92 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions through the air. He had 36 yards on four runs and one touchdown.
Green Bay Preble (0-7, 0-5 FRCC) led 7-0 after the opening quarter before De Pere’s offense went to work. Lucas Koskey had a 6-yard touchdown run and Arendt connected with Noah Gehin for a 9-yard touchdown pass to put the Redbirds up 14-7 at half.
Arendt and Devin Koskey both scored on 2-yard runs with a 29-yard Logan Dost field goal sandwich in between in the third.
Devin Koskey punched in another 2-yard score in the final quarter.
Michael Alexander led the De Pere defense with 12 tackles and one forced fumble.
Winneconne 37, Seymour 8
Looking for its first win of the season, Seymour fell in a Bay Conference matchup against Winneconne, 37-8.
The Thunder (0-7, 0-5 Bay) will have two more chances to this season to pick up a victory.
Stats from this game were unavailable.
Algoma 42, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran United 24
Despite scoring a season-high 24 points, the Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran United 8-Player team fell to Algoma, 42-24.
United fell behind 6-0 before Reid Nelson hit Griffin Steffel for a 10-yard touchdown to even the game at 6-6.
Algoma took the lead back for good late in the first quarter.
Nelson had a 55-yard touchdown run and Logan Nichols had a 3-yard touchdown, but United trailed 28-18 at halftime.
Nelson and Steffel connected for a second touchdown from 30 yards out in the fourth quarter to pull within 12, 36-24.
Steffel had a career game with eight catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
Nelson was 11-for-17 passing for 196 yards and the two scores. He also added 88 yards rushing on 10 carries.