Middleton blanks Parker 42-0
JANESVILLE--The struggles continue for Janesville Parker's football team.
Friday night at Monterey Stadium, the Vikings did little right in a 42-0 Big Eight loss to Middleton.
Parker (1-5) got past midfield once the entire game and trailed 35-0 at half.
Middleton (5-1) limited Parker to 72 yards of total offense for the game, including only 14 in the second half.
"That might've been the worst half of football I've been associated with at Parker," Vikings coach Clayton Kreger said of his team's woeful first half. "Every time we took a step forward, we took two steps back.
"It's really frustrating because we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. Once again we had a couple of silly penalties based on our snap counts and going on two. We saw that in warm-ups and it carried over into the game."
Middleton led 7-0 after the first quarter but blew the game open with a 28-point second quarter. Quarterback Davis Roquet had two touchdown passes in the second quarter and James Pabst had two rushing TDs.
Parker moved into Middleton territory midway through the second quarter, but the drive stalled on back-to-back sacks of quarterback Kyle Birkett.
Leading 35-0 at half and with a running clock in place, Middleton marched down the field to start the third quarter. James Huff scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run with 7:41 to play in the third to make it 42-0.
Parker ran only nine offensive plays the second half.
The Vikings now stare at a short week with a game at Beloit Memorial on Thursday night.
"Our kids aren't going to quit," Kreger said. "We've got to get back to work and try to correct things before Thursday's game with Beloit."
MIDDLETON 42, PARKER 0
Middleton 7 28 7 0--42
Janesvlle Parker 0 0 0 0--0
Scoring sumamry: M--James Pabst 2 run (Joey Culp kick). M--Dion Huff 7 run (Culp kick). M--Pabst 17 run (Culp kick). M--Luke Ballweg 20 pass from Davis Roquet (Culp kick). M--Ballweg pass from Roquet (Culp kick). M--Huff 1 run (Culp kick).
Statistics: First downs--19, P 5. Rushes--M 37-217. P--21-32. Yards passing-M 107, P 40. Passes--M 9-7-0. P 15-5-1. Fumbles--M 2-1, P 3-0. Penalties--M 8-50, P 10-58.