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Waterford rushes past Delavan-Darien; Burlington blanks Elkhorn

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September 26, 2009

Southern Lakes football


League Season


W L W L


Waterford 3 0 5 0


Burlington 2 1 3 2


LG Badger 1 1 3 1


Westosha Central 1 1 3 1


Delavan-Darien 1 2 2 3


Union Grove 1 2 2 3


Wilmot 1 2 3 2


Elkhorn 1 2 1 4


RESULTS FRIDAY


Burlington 28, Elkhorn 0


Waterford 36, Delavan-Darien 14


Wilmot 21, Union Grove 7


GAME TODAY


Badger vs. Westosha, at Wilmot, 1 p.m.


GAMES NEXT FRIDAY


Elkhorn at Lake Geneva Badger


Delavan-Darien at Burlington


Wilmot at Waterford


Westosha Central at Union Grove


Waterford High’s defending co-champions continued to show their strength in Southern Lakes football Friday night.


The visiting Wolverines rushed 54 times for 374 yards and rolled over Delavan-Darien, 36-14, to go 3-0 in the conference and 5-0 for the season.


Waterford build a 24-0 lead through three quarters before Zachery Neiger got the Comets (2-3, 1-2) on the board with a 72-yard touchdown run. Neiger also scored on an 83-yard kickoff return after the Wolverines had grabbed a 30-7 lead.


Zach Fischer scored Waterford’s first touchdown on a 4-yard run, then threw 46 yards to Beau Steffens for the second score. Steffens also scored on 79- and 1-yard runs, and he finished 142 yards in 14 rushing attempts.


Neiger had 90 yards in 12 carries.


WATERFORD 36, DELAVAN-DARIEN 14


Waterford 0 17 7 12—36


Delavan-Darien 0 0 0 14—14


Scoring summary: W—Zach Fischer, 4 run (Nick Wirsching kick). W—Beau Steffens, 46 pass from Fischer (Wirsching kick). W—FG, Wirsching, 20. W—Steffens, 79 run (Wirsching kick). DD—Zachery Neiger, 72 run (Connor Kolanda kick). W—Luke Christopherson, 1 run (kick failed). DD—Neiger, 83 kickoff return (Kolanda kick). W—Steffens, 1 run (kick failed).


Statistics: First downs—W 21, DD 6. Rushing—W 54-374, DD 18-95. Yards passing—W 143, DD 129. Passes—W 13-8-0, DD 26-8-0. Fumbles—W 3-1, DD 1-0. Penalties—W 4-30, DD 12-65.


Burlington 28, Elkhorn 0—The visiting Demons (3-2, 2-1) pushed across a touchdown in each quarter to overpower Elkhorn (1-4, 1-2) in a Southern Lakes game.


Kevin Caufield raced 71 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game to put Burlington ahead for good. That completed a three-play, 81-yard drive with 10:49 left in the first quarter.


The Demons doubled their lead on Eric Dankle’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Jared Francois with 50 seconds left in the field half. That capped a 76-yard drive.


Elkhorn, which was held to two first downs, 18 yards rushing and 13 passing, never threatened.


Caufield, a 5-9, 147-pound junior, led Burlington’s 298-yard ground game with 14 carries for 137 yards.


BURLINGTON 28, ELKHORN 0


Burlington 7 7 7 7—28


Elkhorn 0 0 0 0—0


Scoring summary: B—Kevin Caufield, 71 run (Peter Karr kick). B—Jared Francois, 11 pass from Eric Dankle (Karr kick). B—Dankle, 1 run (Karr kick). B—Eugene Ehlen, 1 run (Karr kick).


Statistics: First downs—B 18, E 2. Rushing—B 53-298, E 20-18. Yards passing—B 38, E 13. Passes—B 11-5-1, E 15-2-2. Fumbles—B 1-0, E 2-1. Penalties—B 7-70, E 3-30.


Wilmot 21, Union Grove 7—Wilmot (3-2, 1-2) surprised visiting Union Grove (2-3, 1-2) and came away with its first Southern Lakes win of the season.


WILMOT 21, UNION GROVE 7


Union Grove 7 0 0 0—7


Wimot 7 14 0 0—21


Scoring summary: W—Tyler Rowland, 6 run (Landen Tenhagen kick). UG—Brennan Johnson, 38 pass from Cody McClelland (Brett Eppine kick). W—Corey Cates, 8 pass from Chris Nelson (Tenhagen kick). W—Dave Lunetta, 45 interception return (Tenhagen kick).


Statistics: First downs—UG 4, W 7. Rushing—UG 30-100, W 28-73. Yards passing—UG 68, W 69. Passes—UG 13-3-2, W 13-7-0. Fumbles—UG 2-1, W 1-1. Penalties—UG 7-50, W 5-25.



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