TR clinches playoff spot

TR clinches playoff spot

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For the middle two quarters of the Two Rivers football team’s homecoming game against visiting Sheboygan Falls the weather made it nearly impossible for either team’s offense to get going.

Fortunately for the Raiders, though, they started off hot and finished strong to edge the Falcons 21-0 and clinch a playoff berth and winning season in the process.

Two Rivers (5-0, 4-0 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) converted three third downs on their first possession of the game, the final one being a 3rd-and-12 situation in which Raiders quarterback Brett Kasper hit Bobby Geiger with a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0.

Moments later, Two Rivers forced Sheboygan Falls to punt, a return which went 85 yards as Dexter Smith maneuvered his way to the end zone to make it 13-0 after a missed PAT.

The scored remained that way nearly the rest of the way. With rain beginning to pour as the second quarter began, the Raiders uncharacteristically began to emphasize the run, and at halftime had run 17 running plays to 13 passing plays. At the half Kasper was just 5-of-13 for 56 yards while the Raiders had 85 yards on the 17 carries. Kasper finished the game 13-of-27 for 122 yards.

With five minutes left in the game the Raiders finally managed to put a drive together for the first time since the first quarter as Kasper hit Brandon Reilly with an 8-yard touchdown pass. Kasper hit Gieger for the two-point conversion to give Two Rivers its final margin of victory.

Next week presents a battle between unbeatens for the Raiders as they will be at Kewaskum (5-0, 4-0 EWC) on Friday.

Sheboygan Falls 0 0 0 0 0
Two Rivers 13 0 0 8 21

First quarter

TR – Brett Kasper 21-yard pass to Bobby Geiger (PAT Justin Schmeichel)

TR – Dexter Smith 85-yard punt return (PAT missed)

Fourth quarter

TR – Brett Kasper 8-yard pass to Brandon Reilly (Kasper to Geiger for 2-pt)

S T
First downs 6 11
Total Net Yards 125 241
Rushes-Yards 38-118 34-119
Passing 7 122
Comp-Att-Int 3-9- 13-27-
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Individual statistics

Rushing — Sheboygan Falls, Eric Klemme 17-41, Sean McKinster 7-51. Two Rivers, Brandon Reilly 1-7, Wesley Dimmick 4-9, Bradley Dimmick 11-72, Brett Kasper 13-23, Dexter Smith 5-18.

Passing — Sheboygan Falls, Nick Peterson 3-9–7. Two Rivers, Brett Kasper 13-27-122.

Receiving — Sheboygan Falls, Josh Rostek 2-9. Two Rivers, Brandon Reilly 4-49, Dexter Smith 4-22, Robert Geiger 3-34, Ethan Willman 1-8.

Green Bay East 40, Manitowoc Lincoln 30

Visiting Lincoln started off hot as quarterback Nick Schroeder found Ethan Just for the game’s first score, but East responded immediately, converting a key third down for a 30-yard gain leading to the game-tying touchdown.

The Red Devils scored again on the ensuing possession to take a 13-7 lead. Lincoln had no answer on defense in the first quarter, as Jimmy Shepard broke off an 80-yard touchdown run just before the end of the quarter to extend East’s lead to 19-7.

Schroeder got the Ships back in the game, scoring on a keeper from one yard out set up by a long run by Just. Shepard scored again, this time from 87 yards to immediately answer for Lincoln once again.

The game turned into a track meet, with the Ships driving down the field and converting a fourth and four which led to a another touchdown.

The first break of the game for Lincoln came when Shepard fumbled as Austin Bown recovered to give the Ships the ball back. It led to a 30-yard field goal which cut the deficit to 26-24 as time expired in the first half.

Things settled down in the second half with the Red Devils extending their lead to 33-24 after another long touchdown run.

In the end Lincoln couldn’t stop the long run, which proved to be the Ships’ Achilles heel in the game as the Red Devils earned their first win of the season.

A late blocked punt with roughly three minutes left gave wind to the Ships’ sails trailing by 10, but they could not find the end zone as East ran out the clock to finish the game save one last pass by Schroeder.

Individual stats and a scoring summary were not provided to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

Plymouth 41, Kiel 6

Kiel fell behind 14-0 at halftime to visiting Plymouth and only mustered a touchdown pass as Jack Meunier hit Austin Lieburn for a 10-yard strike.

That was the only information provided to the Herald Times Reporter as individual statistics and a scoring summary were not provided as of press deadline.

Plymouth 7 7 14 13 41
Kiel 0 0 6 0 6

Oconto 6, Valders 0

Host Valders allowed Oconto to score in the first quarter and could not answer the rest of the way.

The Vikings were led by Brandon Ertel who rushed 13 times for 51 yards and also had two receptions for six yards. Paxton Korslin had a team-high 71 yards rushing on four carries while teammate Trenton Sundsmo had 11 carries for 30 yards.

Forest Fenlon was 7-for-16 for 54 yards for Valders with his top receiver being Sundsmo who had one catch for 22 yards.

Oconto 6 0 0 0 6
Valders 0 0 0 0 0
O V
First downs 4 10
Total Net Yards 133 205
Rushes-Yards 38-118 33-151
Passing 15 54
Comp-Att-Int 1-2-1 7-16-1
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 7-55 6-40

Individual statistics

Rushing — Valders, Brandon Ertel 13-51, Cade Fochs 1-1, Paxton Korslin 4-71, Trenton Sundsmo 11-30.

Passing — Valders, Forest Fenlon 7-16-1-54.

Receiving — Valders, Brandon Ertel 2-6, Cade Fochs 1-13, Dayton Goering 1-2, Paxton Korslin 1-16, Trenton Sundsmo 1-22.

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