FOND DU LAC
The Sheboygan Falls football team had a tough test in its season opener with two-time defending WIAA Division 6 State Champion St. Mary’s Springs on Saturday night, and the Ledgers’ running game proved to be too much as the Falcons fell 37-0 in a non-conference game played at Fruth Field in Fond du Lac.
The Falcons (0-1) gave up too many big plays on the ground as Springs broke free for up touchdown runs of 31, 43, 46 and 23 yards.
Ike Floyd led the way for the Ledgers, scoring four touchdowns, including three in the first quarter.
The Falcons stepped up its defense after giving up 20 points in opening quarter, blanking Springs in the second period.
However, the Ledgers got things going back in the third, after Floyd rushed for a 56-yard touchdown to give the Ledgers a 27-0 lead.
Then after a Falcons punt, quarterback Zach McLaughlin took it himself for a 23-yard touchdown run to make it 34-0.
Sheboygan Falls struggled moving the ball all night, coming up with only seven first downs. They moved the ball into Ledger territory twice — failing to convert on a fourth-and-long in the second quarter on Springs’ 35-yard line and early in the fourth quarter when they were forced to punt after just crossing midfield.
Complete statistics were not available at press time.