The Laconia football team totaled more than 400 yards in a 49-8 Flyway victory at Mayville on Friday.
Laconia senior running back Cody Moon had 186 yards on just 11 carries, including touchdown runs of 80, 5 and 48 yards.
Quarterback Nick Vollmer threw TD passes of 57 and 66 yards to Jacob Redeker and Levin Vande Berg, respectively, in the second quarter to give the Spartans (2-0, 1-0) a 35-0 lead at half and start the running clock. Vande Berg also added a 6-yard TD run to his night.
“It’s great to see explosive plays from underclassmen: Vande Berg and Redeker running routes and making plays in the open field,” said Laconia coach Mark Madigan.
About Moon’s production, Madigan said, “He had to struggle on a few of his runs, and he broke off a couple of big ones, but he’s very explosive when he gets in the open field.”
Mayville (0-2, 0-1) got on the board midway through the fourth quarter with a Corbin Schroeder 5-yard run.
“We kind of got too cute at times and should have stayed with our game plan,” said Mayville coach Mark Pankow. “We were moving the ball, but shot ourselves in the foot.”
KML 20, North Fondy 12
The Orioles outgained the host Chargers by 70 yards while rushing for almost 300 yards. North Fondy held a 12-0 lead after the first quarter, and led 12-10 at the half.
But the Orioles (0-2, 0-1) couldn’t hold on in the end.
“It comes down to execution, who’s going to execute more,” said North Fondy coach Zac Ruch.
Ross Schwartz ripped off an 80-yard run for a touchdown with only 13 ticks off the clock to start the game. He ran for 140 yards on 16 carries. Colton Krupp added a 32-yard run for North Fondy in the first quarter, but both point-after kicks failed.
KML (1-1, 1-0) got a touchdown with less than a minute left in the half. After a scoreless third quarter, the Chargers made a 37-yard field goal, then quarterback Jared Henning ran for a 20-yard score with 1:26 to play to cap the scoring.
“I know our defense stepped up and played a pretty nice game. They flew to the football,” Ruch said. “Nathan Kilian got off the ball and caused some problems for them no question about it.”
Omro 30, Lomira 6
In Lomira, the visiting Foxes fumbled seven times but the Lions came away with only two of them, and Lomira couldn’t punch in a score when it was within striking range.
“We should have capitalized better,” said Lomira coach Seth Larson. “We had a lot of mental mistakes in the red zone. We were in the red zone four or five times, but twice we had snaps go over the quarterback’s head, and then we had a completed pass stopped at the 1-yard line.”
Mitch Scharschmidt scored on a 4-yard run for the Lions (0-2, 0-1) late in the first quarter, but Omro took the lead with two second-quarter scores. Josh Koch had two rushing touchdowns for Omro (1-1, 1-0), and Luke Purtell had 13 carries for 150 yards on the ground. Eddie Schug added 83 more yards on 13 totes.
Scharschmidt had 150 yards on 17 carries to lead the Lions ground game, while Ethan Hackbarth passed for 148 yards. He went 14-for-24 with two interceptions.
“We beat ourselves and took ourselves out of this game,” Larson said of the overall breakdowns.