Prep football: Iola, Almond are winners; Tri-County falls

Prep football: Iola, Almond are winners; Tri-County falls


Prep football: Iola, Almond are winners; Tri-County falls


SCANDINAVIA – Iola-Scandinavia football coach Scott Erickson had an opportunity Friday night to see how his team would react to its first loss of the season a week earlier.

The Thunderbirds responded with a dominating performance against Weyauwega-Fremont, and looked more like the team that won its first two games by a combined 76-9.

Jake Hansen and John Prahl each rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Iola-Scandinavia rolled up 314 yards on the ground in a 42-0 blanking of Weyauwega-Fremont in a Central Wisconsin Conference-8 matchup at Thunderbird Field.

Kristian Welch chewed up 169 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown scamper, on just 10 carries, while Prahl carried the ball three times for 78 yards.

After Hansen staked the Thunderbirds to a 7-0 lead with a 3-yard scoring run in the opening quarter, Iola-Scandinavia broke the game open with a 35-point second quarter to invoke a running clock for the second half.

The T-Birds were just as dominant on defense, limiting W-F to just 106 yards of total offense to improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Wey.-Fremont 0 0 0 0 0
Iola-Scandinavia 7 35 0 0 42

Almond-Bancroft 41, Wausaukee 0

ALMOND – Reegan Anderson and Joe Beigel spearheaded a dominant Almond-Bancroft rushing attack Friday night, that averaged over 11 yards per carry and stomped Wausaukee 41-0 in a nonconference game.

The Eagles rolled up 442 yards on 40 carries.

“We were able to run and throw,”Eagles coach Andrew Bradley said. “We had four turnovers, which can’t happen in conference. I was happy with the way we moved the ball, though.

“To have (Beigel) complimenting Reegan…He is averaging 10 yards per carry and does a good job of countering each other.

Anderson rolled up 252 yards on just 23 carries, including a 60-yard rumble and Joe Beigel needed just nine carries to rack up 106 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown scamper.

Ethan Yonke also had a big night receiving, hauling in five passes for 135 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown toss from Evan Pagel.

Wausaukee 0 0 0 0 0
Almond-Bancroft 20 7 14 0 41

A-B – Reegan Anderson 60 run (Austin Bunders run)

A-B – Joe Beigel 15 run (kick failed)

A-B – Joe Beigel 40 run (kick failed)

A-B – Reegan Anderson 1 run (Evan Pagel kick)

A-B – Ethan Yonke 40 pass from Pagel (Pagel kick)

A-B – Anderson 36 pass from Pagel (Pagel kick)

Individual leaders

Passing: W: Beau DeLaet 9-22-2-94. A-B: Evan Pagel 6-11-3-162.

Rushing: W: Russel Smith 8-29. A-B: Reegan Anderson 23-252, Joe Beigel 9-106.

Receiving: W: Aaron Schlies 7-92. A-B: Ethan Yonke 5-135, Reegan Anderson 1-27.

Records: Almond-Bancroft 3-1; Wausaukee 0-2-1.

Port Edwards 40, Tri-County 14

PORT EDWARDS – Mitch Marinack threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns, but the Penguins couldn’t keep up with the power-run game of the Blackhawks.

Marinack connected with Aaron Thompson for a 57-yard score in the second quarter, but Port Edwards controlled much of the game.

Colton Winkelman rolled up 266 yards on the ground and Collin McCarville hit the big plays in the passing game, as the Blackhawks steamrolled Tri-County in a Central Wisconsin Conference-10 matchup on Friday night.

“It was big to take another step towards the playoffs and to get to 2-0 (in conference) is a big deal,” Port Edwards coach Justin Crandall said. “It sets us up well for later in the season. The way we are winning is good to see. We are beating teams up, running the football.”

McCarville finished 5 of 6 passing for 157 yards and three touchdowns, all over 30 yards. Chris Montag was the beneficiary of two of those passes and Tyler Kohlbeck corralled the other. Montag also returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown.

“We kind of have that three-headed monster now,” Crandall said. “You put eight, nine guys up in the box and cover Montag one-on-one, not only is he fast he is going up and getting balls. Jacob Joslin is getting keyed a lot because of being all-conference last year and allowed other guys to succeed.

“I don’t want to call it a whole change. But we are a power running team, have some big guys and are controlling the line of scrimmage. Our five guys up front have created holes for Colton and he is turning them into big plays.

Tri-County 0 7 0 7 14
Port Edwards 7 14 13 6 40

PE – Chris Montag 60 pass from Collin McCarville (Montag kick)

PE – Colton Winkelman 1 run (Montag kick)

PE – Tyler Kohlbeck 34 pass from McCarville (Montag kick)

T-C – Aaron Thompson 57 pass from Mitch Marinack (Aaron Thompson kick)

PE – Chris Montag 66 punt return (Montag kick)

PE – Winkelman 79 run (kick failed)

T-C Akkerman 5 pass from Marinack (Thompson kick)

PE – Montag 32 pass from McCarville (run failed)

Passing: T-C: Mitch Marinack 8-17-2-130. PE: Collin McCarville 5-6-0-157.

Rushing: T-C: Tyler Nigh 17-91. PE: Colton Winkelman 29-266.

Receiving: T-C: Aaron Thompson 1-57, J.J. Bartels 2-41. PE: Chris Montag 2-92, Tyler Kohlbeck 1-34.

Records: Port Edwards 3-1; Tri-County 1-3, 0-2 CWC-10.


More USA TODAY High School Sports
Prep football: Iola, Almond are winners; Tri-County falls
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit