Friday night’s game between two of the Eastern Wisconsin Conference’s three remaining unbeaten teams couldn’t have started off better for the Two Rivers football team, but it was nearly all for naught as the Raiders outlasted host Kewaskum 21-19 for the program’s first win at Kewaskum since 1998.
The Raiders opened with a five play, 60-yard drive capped by a Brett Kasper 12-yard touchdown run to get the early touchdown advantage. Minutes later, Two Rivers (6-0, 5-0 EWC) forced a Kewaskum (5-1, 4-1 EWC) fumble and capitalized by converting a fourth-and-five with a Kasper 10-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Smith. A missed PAT made it it 13-0.
With the Raider defense stifling the Indians, Kewaskum chose to punt away from return man Smith, giving Two Rivers quality field position throughout the game. With roughly two minutes left in the first quarter, Kasper hit Bobby Geiger for a 10-yard touchdown and followed the score up by passing to Smith for the two-point conversion to make it 21-0 at the end of the first frame.
The Indians wouldn’t go down without a fight though, and after recovering an onside kick attempt by the Raiders, scored on a seven-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7.
Attempting to regain moment, Two Rivers drove 75 yards in 14 plays but failed on a fourth-and-goal and gave Kewaskum the ball at their five-yard line. The Indians then drove to the 18-yard line where they attempted a 35-yard field goal, which was blocked by the Raiders to make it 21-7 at halftime.
With 4:20 left in the third quarter Kewaskum scored on passing play, and after a missed PAT, the Raiders’ lead had been cut to 21-13 where it would stand entering the fourth quarter.
With the Indians in control of the momentum and the ball, the Raiders got a sack to force a fumble and recover it. Driving into the red zone, Kasper threw an interception that Kewaskum returned 101 yards for the score.
At 21-19, the Indians went for the two-point conversion to tie the game, but the Raiders once again earned a critical sack to maintain the lead and keep it the rest of the way.
Individual statistics from the game were not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.
Sheboygan Falls 35, Kiel 20
After trying the game up at 7-7 on a one-yard Aaron Field run, Kiel allowed four unanswered touchdowns for the road loss.
Jack Meunier led the Raiders with 61 yards on six rushes while he was 5-of-15 for 84 yards in passing. Evan Nordby was 5-of-6 for 106 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Field led the team in receiving with three catches for 83 yards.
Sheboygan Falls – D. Setzer 40-yard run (W. Meyer kick)
Kiel – A. Field 1-yard run (Nordby kick)
Sheboygan Falls – D. Setzer 1-yard run (W. Meyer kick)
Sheboygan Falls – N. Peterson 1-yard run (W. Meyer kick)
Sheboygan Falls – N. Peterson 11-yard pass to J. Rostek (W. Meyer kick)
Sheboygan Falls – McKinster 1-yard run (W. Meyer kick)
Kiel – Nordby 16-yard pass to Groth (Nordby kick)
Kiel – Nordby 12-yard pass to A. Field (kick fail)
|Total Net Yards||292||264|
Rushing — Kiel, Jack Meunier 6-61. Sheboygan Falls, Eric Klemme 24-112, Drew Setzer 7-65.
Passing — Kiel, Jack Meunier 5-15-0-84, Evan Nordby 5-6-1-106. Sheboygan Falls, Nick Peterson 5-8-0-57.
Receiving — Kiel, Aaron Field 3-83. Sheboygan Falls, Josh Rostek 3-48.
Brillion 48, Mishicot 13
At Brillion, Mishicot fell behind 35-0 at halftime as the pair exchanged touchdowns in the second half.
Dakota Geiger scored on a six-yard run to open the Indians’ scoring and in the fourth quarter Brandon Butler hit Geiger with a 25-yard pass for Mishicot’s final score of the game.
Christopher Kornelly led Mishicot with 106 yards on 21 rushing attempts.
B – 70-yard run Kittell, XP good
B – 14-yard run Kittell, XP good
B – 17 yard run Browning, XP good
B – 60-yard run Pribbernow, XP good
B – 35-yard pass Krueger to Lorenz, XP good
B – 12-yard run Pribbernow, XP no good
M – 6-yard run Dakota Geiger, XP no good
M – 25-yard pass Brandon Butler to Dakota Geiger, XP good
B – 47-yard run Olp, XP good
|Total Net Yards||288||485|
Rushing — Mishicot, Dakota Geiger 13-51, Christopher Kornelly 21-106, Brandon Butler 14-58, Timothy Kue 2-10. Brillion, Eric Kittel 5-127, Brandon Pribbernow 7-113.
Passing — Mishicot, Brandon Butler 4-12-1-56. Brillion, Bailey Krueger 2-2–49.
Receiving — Mishicot, Dakota Geiger 2-30, Kyle Curry 1-16, Christopher Kornelly 1-10. Brillion, Josh Lorenz 1-35, Riley Eichhorst 1-14.
Kewaunee s 41, Valders 6
On the road, Valders was held to 95 yards of total offense while Kewaunee racked up 424 yards.
The Vikings’ lone score came in the fourth quarter on a 92-yard kickoff return by Nati Lehman.
Valders was led on the ground by Brandon Ertel who rushed 11 times for 32 yards.
K – Logan Kassner 39-yard pass from Caleb Johnson (Run failed)
K – Austin Richard 2-yard run (Pass failed)
K – Steven Kinjerski 11-yard pass from C. Johnson (Brusky from Johnson)
K – S. Kinjerski 5-yard pass from C. Johnson (Kinjerski from Johnson)
K – A. Richard 18-yard run (Lemarco Crawford kick)
K – Austin Kassner 14-yard run (kick failed)
V – Lehman 92-yard kick return (Goehring no good)
|Total Net Yards||95||424|
Rushing — Valders, Zack Blatz 1-7, Brandon Ertel 11-32, Forest Fenlon 6–16, Cade Fochs 2-16, Paxton Korslin 3-4, Logan Stutte 1–13, Trenton Sundsmo 2-4. Kewaunee s, Caleb Johnson 9-49, Austin Kassner 16-107, Logan Kassner 1-7, Jesse Kleiman 3-6, Austin Richard 9-55.
Passing — Valders, Forest Fenlon 3-12-2-61. Kewaunee s, Caleb Johnson 9-16–200.
Receiving — Valders, Dayton Goering 1-29, Paxton Korslin 2-32. Kewaunee s, Logan Brusky 1-22, Logan Kassner 2-50, Steven Kinjerski 4-52, Peter Metzler 1-70, Ben Miller 1-6.