OWEN – Albert Goerlitz rushed for 126 yards and passed for 56 more as Owen-Withee edged Gilman 20-16 in a WIAA Divison7, Level 1 playoff matchup on Saturday.
“Our team was able to pull together and get done what we needed to do.” Goerlitz said.
“We had some mistakes but we knew we had to get the next first down or make the next play. Keep going until our goals were reached.”
Owen-Withee faces Suring — a 42-13 winner over Almond-Bancroft — next weekend.
Tommy Schuh rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns for the Blackhawks, who beat Gilman by five touchdowns in a Cloverwood Conference matchup three weeks ago.
Schuh’s short touchdown run in the fourth quarter capped an 11-play, 68 yard drive that gave the Blackhawks the lead for good.
Owen-Withee — the tri-champion of the Cloverwood — rushed for 273 yards on 56 carries and improved to 8-1.
Gilman quarterback Mitch Jazdzewski passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns to Dean Klimeck– including a 67-yard connection in the third quarter that gave the Pirates a 16-12 lead.
“We learned alot from the first time we played them,” said Gilman coach Robin Rosemeyer. “We knew we’d have to make some plays in the passing game because they’re tough to run on
Amherst 64, Niag./Goodman/Pem. 7
AMHERST – Chris Zblewski rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown, and passed for 173 yards and four more scores as the top-seeded Falcons rolled in their Division 5 playoff opener.
Amherst faces Marathon next weekend. The Raiders rolled to a 36-0 win over Crandon on Friday.
The Falcons rolled up 417 total yards of offense, and held N/G/P 198 yards. Amherst led 50-7 at the break.
Jordan Zawada scored on a 10 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter as Niagara/Goodman/Pembine became the first team to score a touchdown in the first half against the undefeated Falcons.
“This time of year is never easy, and we had a good first test today,” Amherst lineman Brett Patoka said. “We worked hard all week, and got done what we needed.”
Pittsville 34, Hurley 29
HURLEY – The fifth-seeded Panthers scored a mild upset over No. 4 Hurley in a Division 6 matchup.
With the win, Pittsville improves to 5-3 on the season and faces top-seeded and undefeated Eau Claire Regis next weekend.
No further information on the Panthers victory was available .