The bad news for the Wausau East football team is that it’s sitting at 1-2 after three games.
The goood news is that the Lumberjacks have played perhaps their two toughest opponents, losing last week to Kimberly and then coming up on the wrong end of a 49-0 final against Appleton North on Friday in a Valley Football Conference North Division game. Kimberly knocked off D.C. Everest on Friday night 52-0, its third straight game of scoring 50 or more points.
Appleton North and Kimberly are a combined 6-0 on the year and have outscored opponents 266-35. Appleton North is 2-0 in conference play; East is 0-2.
Early in the game, it looked as if the contest had the potential to be a repeat of last season when East fell behind big in the first half, 21-0, and then rallied for a 23-21 victory.
The Lightning weren’t going to have any of it Friday, dominating from the opening kickoff and never looking back. The score ballooned to 42-0 at halftime as Wausau East couldn’t muster any offense against Appleton North, and the pummeling continued into the second half.
It’s the second time this season the Lightning held an opponent to less than a touchdown, beating Oshkosh North 27-3 to open the season. Last week, Appleton North knocked off D.C. Everest 35-19.
Wausau East will try to get back in the win column Friday at Thom Field against Kaukauna, which is having problems of its own sitting at 0-3 heading into Friday night’s action.