Parker has too much for East
JANESVILLE Joe Dye learned a long time ago not to get too excited about wins and losses.
The high school football season is filled with too many ups and downs.
But even the longtime Janesville Parker coach had to be impressed with the his team’s performance Friday night at Monterey Stadium.
Parker put on an offensive clinic at the expense of the Madison East Purgolders in a 41-13 Big Eight Conference victory.
The game was billed as a matchup between two high-powered offenses but turned into a one-sided affair early in the game. Parker (2-0) jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the first half in pummeling the Purgolders.
“I can’t say enough about coach Schuh, coach Smrekar, coach Leach and coach Kreger, and the effort they got out of our guys defensively tonight,” Dye said. “We got better and better on both sides of the ball as the game went on, and I
really thought won the battle up front.
“Good teams get better week to week, and we got better tonight in all phases of the game. That’s what I’m most proud of.”
Parker didn’t waste much time scoring. Turning to his old bag of tricks, Dye called for the hook and ladder, and Cody Simonson and Joe Allen executed the play to perfection.
Simonson caught a 9-yard slant pass from Tyler Teubert, and while being hit, flipped a lateral to Allen, who ran untouched 60 yards for a touchdown.
The Vikings made it 14-0 with 19 seconds left in the opening quarter as Teubert hooked up with sophomore Erik Albeck for a 68-yard scoring play. Teubert threw only eight passes but completed four for a stunning 226 yards.
A 65-yard scoring strike to Allen made it 21-0 early in the second, and Allen’s 6-yard run with 4:50 left in the half pushed the lead to 27-0.
“Parker really surprised us with that aspect of the offense,” a bewildered East coach Dennis Hill said of the Vikings’ passing attack. “We practiced and really focused on stopping the run, and then they hit us with those big plays through the air.
“That’s a very well-balanced offense, and I take the blame for not having my guys ready to play this football game.”
East’s potent passing attack never was a factor, nor was University of Wisconsin recruit Marquis Mason. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Mason scored a meaningless touchdown late and finished with only four catches for 56 yards.
Purgolder quarterback Josh Mc Adams showed flashes of brilliance, but was forced time and time again to try and do everything on his own. The senior finished with 137 yards rushing and 188 yards passing.
Parker scored two touchdowns early in the third quarter to set up a running clock for the remainder of the game. Sophomore Adam Vesterfelt made it 34-6 with a 19-yard scamper 10:13 of the third, and Simonson’s 17-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Schroeder pushed the lead to 41-6.
“We’ll enjoy this tonight, and then start getting ready for a very good Madison West team,” Dye said. “It’s a long season.”
A long season that has started just the way Joe Dye had it drawn up.
PARKER 41, EAST 13
Madison East 0 6 0 6—13
Janesville Parker 14 13 14 0—41
Scoring summary: JP—Joe Allen, 60 lateral from Cody Simonson (Charlie Palan kick). JP—Erik Albeck, 68 pass from Tyler Teubert (Palan kick). JP—Allen, 65 pass from Teubert (Palan kick). JP—Allen, 6 run (kick failed). ME—Josh Mc Adams, 3 run (kick failed). JP—Adam Vesterfelt, 19 run (Palan kick). JP—Simonson, 17 pass from Kyle Schroeder (Palan kick). ME—Marquis Mason, 9 pass from Mc Adams (Tyler Kubicek kick).
Statistics: First downs—ME 16, JP 21. Rushing—ME 27-195, JP 46-260. Yards passing—ME 188, JP 243. Passes—ME 39-20-2, JP 9-4-0. Fumbles—ME 5-2, JP 1-0. Penalties—ME 7-50, JP 8-51.