Evansville, Edgerton, Jefferson, McFarland, East Troy win
Evansville High’s football team broke loose on the ground and in the air to soar into the victory column Friday night.
The host Blue Devils (1-1) bounced back from last week’s loss to defending Illinois Class 3A state champion Stillman Valley with a 21-point second quarter that sparked them to a 34-12 nonconfefrence win over Union Grove (0-2).
Dalton Sendelbach rushed 22 times for 108 yards to lead Evansville’s 177-yard ground game. Casey Moseley and Adam Stamm combined for 146 yards passing in sharing duties as the Blue Devils’ quarterback.
Tom Bjugstad got Evansville rolling with a 9-yard touchdown run that capped a 35-yard drive with seven minutes left in the second quarter. Sendelbach scored on a 33-yard run to complete a 58-yard drive with 3:26 remaining in the quarter. Bjugstad then recovered a fumble to set up a 67-yard drive, which Moseley completed with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dan Walczak with 1:01 remaining as the Blue Devils surged to a 21-0 halftime lead.
Walczak also scored on a 25-yard pass from Stamm in the third quarter and finished with three catches for 62 yards.
EVANSVILLE 34, UNION GROVE 12
Union Grove 0 0 6 6—12
Evansville 0 21 13 0—34
Scoring summary: E—Tom Bjugstad, 9 run (Casey Moseley kick). E—Dalton Sendelbach, 33 run (Moseley kick). E—Dan Walczak, 34 pass from Moseley (Moseley kick). UG—Daniel Annear, recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed). E—Walczak, 25 pass from Adam Stamm (Moseley kick). E—Owen Schoenenberger, 9 pass from Stamm (pass failed). UG—Annear, 19 run (pass failed).
Statistics: First downs—UG 16, E 11. Rushing—UG 36-121, E 37-177. Yards passing—UG 103, E 146. Passes—UG 18-6-2, E 15-11-0. Fumbles—UG 1-1, E 3-1. Penalties—UG 5-35, E 12-85.
n Edgerton 35, Montello 21—An interception return, a kickoff return and a blocked punt for a touchdown carried visiting Edgerton (2-0) to nonconference victory over Montello-Princeton-Green Lake (1-1).
Jarod Schleusner recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown and then scored on a 7-yard run to help put the Crimson Tide up 21-0 at halftime.
Tyler Dobratz returned an interception 47 yards for a third-quarter TD that increased the lead to 27-0.
Montello-Princeton-Green Lake then got to 27-14, but Tyler Oren returned a kickoff 89 yards to put the Crimson Tide in control again.
Oren caught four passes for 74 yards, including a 21-yarder for a touchdown, to open the scoring.
MONTELLO/PRINCETON/GREEN LAKE 21
Edgerton 7 14 14 0—35
Montello 0 0 14 7—21
Scoring summary: E—Tyler Oren, 21 pass from Collin Gregory (Tyler Dobratz kick). E—Jarod Schleusner, recovered blocked punt (Dobratz kick). E—Schleusner, 7 run (Dobratz kick). E—Dobratz, 47 return of interception (kick failed). MGLP—Seth Poestter, 1 run (kick failed). MGLP—Postter, 1 run (Matt Sosiwky pass from Braden Foss). E—Oren, 89 kickoff return (Dobratz pass from Gregory). MGLP—Sosiwsky, 40 pass from Foss (Morgan kick).
Statistics: First downs—E 9, MPGL 12. Rushing—E 35-53, MPGL 29-166. Yards passing—E 101, MPGL 129. Passes—E 16-7-1, MPGL 23-7-3. Fumbles—E 0-0, MPGL 1-0. Penalties—E 7-60, MPGL 10-83.
n Columbus 40, Whitewater 7—Bryan Rhode scored three touchdowns as Columbus (1-1) rolled over Whitewater (0-2) in a nonconference game at Perkins Stadium.
Rhode had 1- and 3-yard touchdowns in helping the Cardinals build a 20-0 halftime lead. His third touchdown came on a 3-yard run in the third quarter, and he finished with 27 rushing attempts for 116 yards.
Nick Romani led the Whippets with 13 carries for 133 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Columbus quarterback Bryan Baker added two touchdown passes in throwing for 192 yards.
COLUMBUS 40, WHITWATER 7
Columbus 6 14 6 14—40
Whitewater 0 0 8 0—9
Scoring summary: C—Bryan Rhode, 2 run (kick failed). C—Dalton Miller, 35 pass from Bryan Baker (Baker run). C—Rhode, 1 run (run failed). W—Nick Romani, 49 run (Josh Rogers kick). C—Rhode, 3 run (run failed). W—Safety, ball snapped out of the end zone on an attempted punt. C—Justin Maier, 69 pass from Baker (Baker run). C—Garrett Schey, 7 run (run failed).
Statistics: First downs—C 15, W 10. Rushing—C 47-220, W 35-123. Yards passing—C 192, W 51. Passes—C 20-9-0, W 12-2-1. Fumbles—C 1-1, W 0. Penalties—C 5-40, W 3-20.
n Jefferson 27, Marshall 6—Nate Keller gained 109 yard on 19 carries, including touchdown runs of 14 and nine yards to pace the Eagles (2-0) to a nonconference win over visiting Marshall (1-1).
Nate Lipperer had 77 yards on 12 carries, including an 18-yard TD run for Jefferson’s final touchdown.
JEFFERSON 27, MARSHALL 6
Marshall 0 0 6 0—6
Jefferson 7 6 8 6—27
Scoring summary: J—Nate Keller, 14 run, (Doug Beilke kick). J—Nate Lipperer. 6 run (kick failed). J—Keller, 6 run (Keller run). M—Javon Madus, 1 run (kick failed). J—Lipperer, 18 run (kick failed).
Statistics: First downs—M 10, J 13. Rushing—M 51-204, J 37-218. Passing yards—M –2, J 13. Passes—M 10-1-1, J 2-1-0. Fumbles—M 2-2, J 5-3. Penalties—M 2-10, J 5-40.
n McFarland 13, Lakeside 7—The Spartans (2-0) scored twice in the fourth quarter to slip past the Warriors (1-1) in a nonconference game at McFarland.
Adam Schluter caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Wedel with 7 minutes, 52 seconds remaining in the game for the victory. Jason Zweifel busted loose for a 32-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give Lakeside a 7-0 lead.
Drew Davis gained 101 yards on 20 carries to lead Lakeside on the ground.
McFARLAND 13, LAKESIDE 7
Lakeside Lutheran 0 7 0 0—7
McFarland 0 0 0 13—13
Scoring summary: LL—Jason Zweifel, 32 run (Tyler Johnson kick). M—Toby Ellestad, 5 run (Tyler Wedel kick). M—Adam Schluter, 12 pass from Wedel (kick failed).
Statistics: First downs—LL 12, MF 13. Rushing—LL 47-212, MF 43-176. Yards passing—LL 19, MF 69. Passes—8-2-0, MF 13-4-0. Fumbles—LL 4-2, MF 0-0. Penalties—LL 0-0, M 3-25.
n East Troy 28, SWCHS 14—D.J. Sweet returned an interception 29 yards for the first touchdown of the game and added a 34-yard TD run to lift East Troy to the nonconference victory over Southeast Wisconsin Christian Home School.
Brandan Matz gained 139 yards on 22 carries, including a six-yard touchdown run for the Trojans.
EAST TROY 28, SEWCHS 14
SWCHS 0 0 7 7—14
East Troy 7 2 12 7—28
Scoring summary: ET—D.J. Sweet, 29 pass interception return (Jacob Longstreet kick). ET—Safety, Nate Dodge. SWCHS—Seth Van Eerden, 68 run (Stephen Jacobson kick). ET—Brandan Matz, 6 run (kick failed). ET—Sweet, 34 run (kick failed). SWCHS—Caleb Helnritz, 4 run (Jacobson kick). ET—Dodge, 6 run (Longstreet kick).
Statistics: First downs—SWCHS 9, ET 13. Rushing—SWCHS 229, ET 282. Yards passing—SWCHS 42, ET 45. Fumbles—SWCHS 3-1, ET 3-2. Penalties—SWCHS 42, ET 45.