Add another notch — or four — to Alex Giles’ belt.
Cedar Grove-Belgium’s first-team All State running back ran the ball 19 times for 229 yards and four touchdowns, and the Rockets thumped Central Lakeshore Conference opponent Random Lake 47-0 Friday.
Cedar Grove ran the ball 43 times for 357 yards — Greg Wenzel complemented Giles’ performance with a 54-yard, 1-TD rushing night of his own — and the team added 88 yards in the air.
“Our goal is to improve every week,” Rockets coach Chris Zablocki said. “Since Week 1, we have improved every week.”
Giles put Cedar Grove on the board in the first quarter with an 8-yard carry to the end zone, and Wenzel added a 3-yard rushing touchdown later in the quarter. Giles earned his salt later, with a 76-yard scoring run that put the Rockets up 21-0 entering the second quarter.
Giles added scoring runs of 4 and 12 yards in the second and third quarters, respectively.
Logan Peterson caught a 30-yard TD pass in the second quarter, and returned an interception 80 yards in the third.
“(The) defense is playing really well,” Zablocki noted of a unit that caught three interceptions Friday and held the Rams to just nine offensive first downs. “Like the offense, we get better each week.”
Cedar Grove (3-2, 2-0 CLC) plays at Random Lake next Friday. Random Lake (3-2, 0-1) hosts Howards Grove the same night.
Howards Grove 20, Oostburg 0
The host Tigers got an outstanding game from Tom Hansen, who finished 4-of-7 passing for 180 yards and a score, ran for a 26-yard touchdown and also had an interception on defense.
Cole McCraw ran for 68 yards on 22 carries and also caught an 81-yard TD pass from Hansen in the first quarter.
Donald Oneson hauled in three passes for 99 yards for Howards (2-3, 1-1 CLC).
Howards is at Random Lake next week while Oostburg travels to Hilbert in a non-conference contest.
Ozaukee 28, Algoma 0
Ethan Brouillette rushed for 202 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to help lead the Warriors to the non-conference shutout Friday.
Colton Susen completed 6-of-10 passing for 90 yards, and connected with Steve Street for a 21-yard score in the second quarter. Street finished with four catches for 63 yards.
Ozaukee, which was ranked ninth in Division 6 in a recent football coaches poll, led 14-0 by halftime and added 14 more points in the fourth quarter.