Alex Katz capped up the Roncalli football team’s first drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but Brillion kept the Jets offense in check the rest of the way.
Katz would finish with 74 yards on 11 carries but Roncalli would fall 24-14 to visiting Brillion Saturday despite the early offensive showing.
The two teams traded scores on their opening possessions in what looked like a potential shootout.
Brillion took advantage of its opportunities, intercepting the Jets three times and recovering a fumble as the Lions built a 10-point halftime advantage and never looked back.
“Turnovers were a big key in this game,” Brillion coach Pete Kittel said. “Our special teams did a great job improving our field position as they recovered a fumble and were able to get an interception after putting pressure on the punter.”
Roncalli eventually tacked on a late touchdown on a one-yard plunge by Jared Patek but the damage was already done. Patek completed 6-of-8 passes for 72 yards to lead the Jets aerial assault. Roncalli’s Josh Erickson hauled in five passes for 64 yards while Katz caught a pair for 47.
The Jets visit Mishicot on Friday in a matchup of two teams with identical 2-2 records in the Olympian-Packerland Large conference.
B: Brandon Pribbernow 19 run (Jared Orth kick)
R: Alex Katz 3 run (Spencer Fricke kick)
B: Orth 26 FG
B: Eric Kittel 47 pass from Bailey Krueger (Orth kick)
B: Krueger 2 run (Orth kick)
R: Jared Patek 1 run (Fricke kick)
|Total Net Yards||278||270|
Rushing — Brillion, Brandon Pribbernow 21-101. Roncalli, Alex Katz 11-74, Joey Macdonald 11-52.
Passing — Brillion, Bailey Krueger 6-10-0-96. Roncalli, Jared Patek 6-8-0-72, Zach Slattery 3-13-3-59.
Receiving — Brillion, Eric Kittel 6-96. Roncalli, Alex Katz 2-47, Josh Erickson 5-64.