EWC football: Campbellsport leaps into playoffs; New Holstein loses to rival Kiel

EWC football: Campbellsport leaps into playoffs; New Holstein loses to rival Kiel

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EWC football: Campbellsport leaps into playoffs; New Holstein loses to rival Kiel

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The Campbellsport football team ended a seven-year playoff drought with a 35-13 home EWC win against Waupun on Friday.

The Cougars improve to 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the conference earning the postseason spot.

“They were pretty happy,” Cougars coach Bob Hepp said. “They had a goal they had set and it’s very gratifying to see them work for it and get it.”

Campbellsport rode the broad shoulders of fullback Taylor Straschinske Friday. The junior carried the ball 35 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns. James Hughes had the team’s other two touchdowns, as Campbellsport ran the ball at will.

“I think our offense line is doing a really nice job,” Hepp said. “We’ve been fortunate that from day one we’ve had the same line and Taylor’s really learned to read his blocks. They’re working well together right now.”

Waupun cut the score to 20-13 in the third quarter on touchdown passes from Keegan Pinch to Jimmy Hughes and Ryan Schmitt, but Campbellsport answered with a long touchdown drive to seal the win.

Kiel 35, New Holstein 0

Austin Field had a huge game for the Raiders in Kiel.

Field, a senior running back, had a touchdown run in three of the quarters and a kick-off return for a touchdown in the other.

Field ran for 8 yards and a score to make it 14-0 in the first quarter. He had a 3-yard run in the second quarter for a 21-0 halftime lead.

To open the second half he busted an 85-yard kick-off return for a score, then he tacked on a 56-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Aaron Schaefer had 104 yards on 23 carries to lead the Huskies, who finish 1-7 and winless in the EWC.

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