Edgerton, Evansville, Jefferson, McFarland win football openers
Edgerton High owned the long and short of it in a 25-point first quarter Friday night as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 39-7 victory over visiting Belleville/Albany in a nonconference football opener Friday night.
The Tide scored on a 61-yard pass from Trevor Kinnett to Tyler Dobratz on the second play of a game called with 6:20 go in the fourth quarter because of lightning. Dobratz and Kinnett hooked up on a 71-yard scoring play later in the quarter.
Edgerton also scored a pair of first-quarter safeties, sacking the Belleville/Albany quarterback both times.
Kinnett finished 6-for-10 for 223 yards and three touchdowns. Dobratz had four catches for 148 yards. Kyle Johnson, who scored in the third quarter, led Edgerton’s rushing game with 152 yards on 18 carries.
Edgerton rolled up 435 yards and limited the Wildcats to minus-5 total yards.
EDGERTON 39, BELLEVILLE-ALBANY 7
Belleville/Albany 7 0 0 0—7
Edgerton 25 7 7 0—39
Scoring summary: E—Tyler Dobratz, 61 pass from Trever Kinnett (Cal Lintvedt kic). E—Safety, quarterback sacked in end zone. E—Adam Gregory, 9 run (Lintvedt kick). BA—Donovan Woods, 15 pass from Collin Adams (Colton Crye kick). E—Dobratz, 71 pass from Kinnett (Lintvedt kick). E—Safety, quarterback sacked in end zone. E—Tyler Oren, 40 pass from Kinnett (Lintvedt kick). E—Kyle Johnson 10 run (Lintvedt kick).
Statistics: First downs—BA 2, E 13. Rushing—BA 20/-54, E 40-212. Yards passing—BA 49, 223. Passes—BA 11-5-0, E 10-6-1. Fumbles—BA 3-1, E 3-2. Penalties—BA 6-44, E 9-92.
n Evansville 14, Byron 7—Colin Benedict scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to send Evansville past visiting Byron (Ill.).
The game was delayed two hours by lightning at halftime.
Byron had scored with just three seconds left in the first half to take a 7-0 lead. The visitors could have been up by much more, but they fumbled four times, losing three of those. Two of the fumbles stopped drives on the Evansville 5 and 23.
Benedict, who gained 55 yards on 16 carries, scored with a little more than 10 minutes left in the game, capping a 64-yard drive. Jacob Wollinger’s kick tied the game.
Evansville held Byron on the next series, and a short punt gave the Blue Devils the ball on their own 49. Benedict capped that drive with a one-run scoring run with just 1:13 left in the game.
EVANSVILLE 14, BYRON 7
Byron, Ill. 0 7 0 0—7
Evansville 0 0 0 14—14
Scoring summary: B—Andrew Clark, 2 run (Joel Walden kick). E—Colin Benedict, 2 run (Jacob Wollinger kick). E—Benedict, 1 run (Wollinger kick).
Statistics: First downs—B 7 E 14. Rushes—B 36-190, E 46-172. Yards passing—B 0, E 56. Passes—B 2-0-1, E 14-5-0. Fumbles—B 5-3, E 1-1. Penalites—B 6-50, E 3-15.
n Lakeside 23, East Troy 7—Aaron Struck gained 146 yards on 36 carries as the Warriors gained 292 yards on 56 carries to dominate the Trojans in a nonconference opener at East Troy.
Lakeside blanked East Troy in the second half, gaining a 17-0 edge after trailing 7-6 at the half.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 23, EAST TROY 7
Lakeside Lutheran 6 0 8 9—23
East Troy 0 7 0 0—7
Scoring summary: LL—Kube, 25 run (kick failed), ET—Sweet, 3 run (Longstreet kick). Kube, 9 run (Struck run), LL—Kube, 5 run (Johnson kick); LL—Safety.
Statistics: First downs—LL 17, ET 5. Rushing—LL 56-292, ET 27-48. Yards passing—LL 13, ET 67. Passes—LL 4-1-0, ET 14-7-1. Fumbles—LL 5-4, ET 1-0. Penalties—LL 6-39, ET 11-93.
n Jefferson 42, Union Grove 7—Tyler Tomczak, Pete Linse and Lucas Smillie led Jefferson to a decisive victory over the Broncos in a nonconference opener.
Tomczak scored three touchdowns, while Smillie passed for two TDs and scored twice. Linse had 15 rushing attempts for 90 yards.
JEFFERSON 42, UNION GROVE 7
Union Grove 0 7 0 0—7
Jefferson 7 20 7 8—42
Scoring summary: J—Tyler Tomczak, 1 run (Tomczak kick). J—Pete Linse, 15 (Tomczak kick). UG—Dan Vyvyan, 46 (Brett Epping kick). J—Lucas Smillie, 35 run (kick failed). J—Tomczak, 46 pass from Smillie (Tomczak kick). J—Tomczak, 7 pass from Smillie (Tomczak kick). J—Smillie, 7 run (Mike Stellmacher kick).
Statistics: First downs—UG 5 J 13. Rushing—UG 21-106, J 39-286. Yards passing—UG 66, J 108. Passes—UG 16-4-1, J 6-4-0. Fumbles—UG 2-1, J 2-0. Penalties—UG 1-15, J 6-40.
n McFarland 7, Lodi 0—Alec Carr scored the only touchdown and made the biggest defensive play to carry McFarland’s defending Rock Valley North champions past the defending Capitiol North champions in a nonconference opener late Friday night at Lodi.
Carr, an all-conference second-team running back last season, took a pitchout and raced 77 yards around right end early in the fourth quarter for the lone touchdown. The 5-11, 185-pound senior sealed the victory by intercepting a pass at McFarland’s 4-yard line with 2:22 left in the game.
Carr rushed 19 times for all but 21 of the Spartans’ 196 yards on the ground.
McFARLAND 7, LODI 0
McFarland 0 0 0 7—7
Lodi 0 0 0 0—0
Scoring summary: M—Alec Carr, 77 run (Paul Wedel kick).
Statistics: First downs—M 5, L 11. Rushing—M 28-196, L 41-126. Yards passing—M 8, L 77. Passes—M 7-2-0, L 14-7-1. Fumbles—M 0, L 2-1. Penalties—Mc 5-34, L 3-20.