Semi-pro football: Rage lose season tuneup
The Rock County Rage lost to the Sheboygan County Rebels in a preseason semi-pro football game Saturday night in Sheboygan.
Sheboygan is ranked No. 7 in the national semi-pro rankings.
Michael Bernel completed 18 of 35 passes for 293 yards and three TDs for the Rage.
Michael Heffner caught five passes for 97 yards and a TD. Ryan Oleson caught a 30-yard TD pass.
Darius Neal led the Rage defensive effort with four tackles and one assisted tackle.
Sheboygan scored 17 unanswered points in the third period to pull away from a 17-16 halftime lead.
The Rage open their regular season with a game against the Fox Valley Eagles next Saturday night at Milton High School.
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY 37, RAGE COUNTY 23
Rock County 7 9 0 7—23
Sheboygan County 7 10 17 3—37
Ryan Oleson, 30 pass from Michael Bernel (Tony Smidl kick).
FG, Smidl, 44; Michael Heffner, 52 pass from Bernel.
Brandon tobia, 11 pass from Berrnel (Smidl kick).