The Oakfield football team had a happy homecoming with a 28-21 home win against Williams Bay to snap its losing streak on Friday night.
Taylor Schaefer had a busy night with 34 carries for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Oaks snapped a 14-game losing skid.
“He ran hard from start to finish,” Oakfield coach Tim Sievert said. “He wanted the ball so we just kept giving it to him.”
His 12-yard score late in the third quarter gave the Oaks just enough insurance.
Williams Bay scored twice in the fourth quarter and recovered an onside kick with just under 3 minutes remaining. However, Patrick Schwoerer, who earlier in the game had a TD reception from Tyler Burbach, intercepted a pass and the Oaks never relinquished the ball.
“We had a couple penalties, but for the most part we played solid fundamental football,” Sievert said. “Our offensive and defensive lines played excellent. I challenged them to run the ball and they stepped up to the challenge.”
Pardeeville 44, Markesan 14
Kyle Becker scored four touchdowns … in the second quarter as the visiting Bulldogs blew open the game.
“I thought we competed really well throguout the game,” said Markesan coach Kevin Wopat. “We had a back-breaking end of the first half.”
Pardeeville scored three touchdown in the final 3:33 of the half with Becker running in from 1, 54 and 31 yards. The Bulldogs went 0-for-7 passing, but rushed for nearly 500 yards.
Becker finished with 302 yards rushing on 26 carries, and Pardeeville had another 100-yard rusher as Cameron Knutson scored three touchdowns and piled up 157 yards.
“They wore us down with their physcical game, and tip your cap to their two backs, they were too much for us,” Wopat said.
Logan Grahn caught six pass for 120 yards and a 73-yard touchdown to open the scoring. Andrew Gibbons threw for 171 yards. Vince Stensrud also caught a touchdown pass.
Next week the Hornets host Port Edwards for a nonconference homecoming game.