Evansville, Edgerton, Jefferson, East Troy, McFarland win
Evansville High’s football team went down to wire Friday night to win its nonconference opener.
Dalton Sendelbach’s 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, followed by two late pass interceptions, led the Blue Devils to a 14-9 victory over visiting Sparta.
Sendelbach gained 105 yards on 23 attempts and scored two touchdowns. His 17-yard run gave Evansville a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Sparta scored on Brandon Burnham’s 4-yard run in the second quarter to force a 7-7 halftime tie.
Evansville’s winning drive started at the Sparta 25 late in the third quarter. Sendelbach scored on the fifth play of the drive.
Sparta drove deep into Evansville territory, but Kale George of the Blue Devils intercepted a pass to end the threat.
Evansville took over at its 3-yard line, but went three-and-out. An errant Evansville center snap on the punt attempt hit the goal post crossbar and bounced out of the end zone for a safety, accounting for the game’s final two points.
Zachary Schneider’s interception with 1:30 to play sealed the victory for Evansville.
EVANSVILLE 14, SPARTA 9
Sparta 0 7 0 2—9
Evansville 7 0 0 7—14
Scoring summary: E—Dalton Sendelbach, 17 run (Austin Hill, kick). S—Brandon Burnham, 4 run (Isaac Schauf kick). E—Sendelbach, 2 run (Hill kick). S—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone.
Statistics: First downs—Sparta 10, E 11. Rusning—S 34-144. E 35-124. yards passing—S 42, E 32. Passes—S 7-4-2, E 13-4-0. Fumbles—S 1-1, E 2-0. Penalties—S 4-35, E 3-29.
n Edgerton 54, Belleville/Albany 27—The Crimson Tide rolled for 521 yards of offense to win its nonconference opener over Belleville/Albany.
Senior quarterback Collin Gregory threw for five touchdowns in the first half. Gregory completed 9 of 14 passes for 225 yards and no interceptions.
Tyler Oren had four catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Lucas Gregory caught three touchdown passes for 75 yards, and Peter Linsley gained 257 yards on 22 carries.
EDGERTON 54, BELLEVILLE/ALBANY 27
Belleville/Abany 7 7 6 7—27
Edgerton 20 22 6 6—54
Scoring summary: E—Lucas Gregory, 5 pass from Collin Gregory (kick failed), E Tyler Oren, 57 pass from Collin Gregory (Oren pass from Gregory). E—Oren, 27 pass from gregory (kick failed). B/A—Woods, 57 run (Beil kick). E—Peter Linsley, 4 run (jacob Grams run). E—Lucas Gregory, 60 pass from Collin Gregory (kick failed). B/A—Woods, 32 run (Behl kick). E—Lucas Gregory, 10 pass from Collin Gregory (Collin Gregory run). B/A—Mier, 9 pass from Adams (kick failed). E—Lindsley 65 rum (kick failed). E—Grams, 1 run (kick failed). B/A—Woods 22 run (Behl kick).
Statistics: First downs—B/A 15, E 23. Rushing—B/A 46-218, E 35-296. Yards passing—B/A 77, E 225. Passes—B/A 13-5-0. E 14-9-0. Fumbles—B/A 4-2. E 1-1. Penalties—B/A 6-59, E 7-68.
n Jefferson 28, Lakeside 21—Esau Ramirez caught a 21-yard pass from Dustin Moldenhauer to cap a 13-play, 65-yard drive with 9:20 left in the fourth quarter to give Jefferson a come-from-behind nonconference victory over visiting Lakeside Lutheran.
Lakeside jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
Nate Keller led the Eagles with 98 yards rushing on 14 attempts. Cody Pfeifer added 95 yards on 14 carries as Jefferson rushed for 265 yards.
JEFFERSON 28, LAKESIDE 21
Lakeside 14 0 7 0—21
Jefferson 0 14 7 7—28
Scoring summary: LL—Drew Davis, 3 run (Stuart Vanden Heuvel kick). LL—Caleb Gartner, 44 pass from Tyler Doyle (Vanden Heuvel kick). J—Cody Pfeifer, 23 run (Zeke Emerick run). J—Dustin Moldenhauer, 8 run (kick failed). J—Nate Keller, 44 run (Tycian Hanson kick) LL—Frank Welke, 18 run (Vanden Heuvel kick). J—Esau Ramirez, 21 pass from Moldenhauer (Hanson kick).
Statistics: First downs—LL 11, J 11. Rushes—LL 39-179, J 46-265. Yard passing—LL 76, J 74. Passes—LL 12-6-1, J 7-4-0. Fumbles—LL 1-1, J 0-0. Penalties—LL 6-35, J 2-10.
n East Troy 62, Clinton 0—East Troy scored 41 points in the first quarter as the Trojans had little trouble beating visiting Clinton in a Rock North game Friday night.
Brandon Matz and Myles Olson each scored two touchdowns in the first-quarter barrage. Olson finished with 116 yards rushing on 6 carries, and scored three TDs.
EAST TROY 62, CLINTON 0
Clinton 0 0 0 0—0
East Troy 41 14 7 0—62
Scoring summary: ET—Brandon Matz, 4 run (Sam Eckert kick). ET—Brandon Matz, 3 run (Eckert kick). ET—Myles Olson, 17 run (Eckert kick). ET—Myles Olson, 85 run (Eckert kick). ET—Brett Prahl, 36 pass from Brandon Matz (Eckert kick). ET—D.J. Sweet, 50 return of pass interception (kick failed). ET—Tanner Braunschweig, 1 run (kick good). ET—Olson, 1 run (kick good). ET—Sweet, 38 run (kick good).
Statistics: First downs—CL 0, ET 15. Rushing—CL (-21), ET 32-320. Yards passing—CL (-22), ET 59. Passes—ET 1-1-0. Fumbles—CL 3-1. Penalties—CL 3-20, ET 6-55.
n McFarland 14, Lodi 13—McFarland came from behind to defeat visiting Lodi.
Nic Ewelt’s 33-yard pass from Antwan Washington with 2:11 left in the first half proved to be the winning score.
Jordan Smith led the Spartans with 115 yards rushing. Matthew McBride led Lodi with 128 yards rushing and a touchdown.
McFARLAND 14, LODI 13
Lodi 13 0 0 0—13
McFarland 7 7 0 0—14
Scoring summary: MF—Nic Ewelt, 1 run (Chris Wedel kick). L—David Niesen, 1 run (donnie Manke kick). L—Matthew McBride, 5 run (kick failed). MF—Ewelt, 33 pass from Antwan Washington (Wedel kick).
Statistics: First downs—L 7, MF 13. Rushing—L 36-156, MF 32-204. Yards passing—L 35, MF 91. Passes—L 8-3-0, MF 16-8-0. Fumbles—L 3-2, MF 4-2. Penalties—L 0-0, MF 4-25.