Lutheran rallies late, tops Cedar Grove

Lutheran rallies late, tops Cedar Grove


Lutheran rallies late, tops Cedar Grove


Manitowoc Lutheran 20, Cedar Grove-Belgium 15

Resilience pays off.

The Manitowoc Lutheran football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead over visiting Cedar Grove-Belgium at halftime only to see Cedar Grove claw back to take a 15-14 lead.

In the end, Peter Menges scored from a yard out give to the Lancers the 20-15 home win.

Lutheran (1-0) ran the ball a total of 51 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns, with Eric Habermann scoring on a five-yard scamper in the first quarter. Habermann finished with 83 yards on the ground while Menges had 77.

Quarterback Ethan Hillmer was 6-for-13 with 111 yards and a 35-yard strike to Jordan Blattler in the second quarter. Blatter led the Lancers in receiving with the lone 35-yard catch.

Cedar Grove 0 0 15 0 15
Man. Luth. 7 7 0 6 20

First quarter

ML Eric Habermann 5 Yard Run (D

Menk Kick)

Second quarter

ML Jordan Blattler 35 Yard Pass from Ethan Hillmer (D

Menk Kick)

Third quarter

CG Alex Giles 5 Yard Run (A. Seghal Kick)

CG Alex Giles 52 Yard Pass from Drew Emperley (A

Giles 2 Pt


Fourth quarter

ML Peter Menges 1 Yard Run

First downs 9 16
Total Net Yards 181 309
Rushes-Yards 33-108 51-198
Passing 73 111
Comp-Att-Int 3-12-1 6-13-1
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-3
Penalties-Yards 6-35 3-12

Individual statistics

Rushing — Cedar Grove-Belgium, Alex Giles 18-72, Josh Winkleff 5-28. Manitowoc Lutheran, Eric Habermann 17-83, Peter Menges 18-77.

Passing — Cedar Grove-Belgium, Drew Emperley 3-12-1-73. Manitowoc Lutheran, Ethan Hillmer 6-13-1-111.

Receiving — Cedar Grove-Belgium, Alex Giles 1-52, Grayson Peiffer 1-13. Manitowoc Lutheran, Jordon Blattler 1-35, Tyler Blattler 2-41.


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