Kasper scores 8 TD's in rout

Kasper scores 8 TD's in rout

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Kasper scores 8 TD's in rout

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Typically the home team’s crowd will wait until the end of the game to give their team a standing ovation, but with the Two Rivers football team’s first-half performance in Friday’s 56-14 win over Campbellsport, the Raiders’ fans just couldn’t help themselves.

Brett Kasper picked up right where he left off after last week’s record-breaking performance and threw six first-half touchdowns and also rushed one to give the Raiders a 49-6 advantage at the break. Kasper was 25-for-31 with one interception for 306 yards in the half and also rushed seven times for 54 yards in the first half.

The senior quarterback ended the game 31-for-39 for 367 yard and seven touchdowns, with three in the second quarter going to Dexter Smith for seven yards, 48 yards and four yards, respectively, and another for two yards in the third quarter. Smith finished with 10 receptions for 129 yards.

Kasper’s performance broke the school record for most passing yards in a game held by Shawn Shillcox from 2010. Kasper also broke the record he set last weekend (30) for pass completions in a game and individual game yards of 422 which was previously held by Shillcox (419 in 2010). Kasper’s eight overall touchdowns broke school record for touchdowns in a previously held by Bobby Walesh who had six in 1984. Dexter Smith broke school record for most touchdowns in a game as five player were tied with three.

The Raiders’ first strike came on a 35-yard touchdown to Bobby Geiger to cap a 67-yard drive. Campbellsport answered with a one-yard touchdown run after intercepting Kasper, the Raiders’ only blemish of the night.

Kasper kept his poise and responded with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Riley and moments later Kasper hooked up with Geiger again for a 17-yard touchdown pass to make it 22-6 at the end of the first frame.

After Kasper and Smith’s trio of touchdowns, Kasper capped off the Two Rivers first-half scoring by rushing for 19 yards to make it 49-6 and forcing a running clock at the start of the second half.

As it was last week, the Two Rivers defense once again was the unsung hero of the game. The Raiders held Campbellsport to just two first downs in the first half and allowed only 96 total yards in the first half – all rushing. Campbellsport finished the game with just nine yards of passing offense. The Cougars’ first-half score came on a shortened field and their third-quarter touchdown run came with an under a minute left in the frame to make it 56-14 entering the fourth.

The Raiders (2-0, 1-1 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) will play at Waupun on Friday, starting a string in which four of their next five games will be road contests.

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