Plymouth had no interest in sharing an Eastern Wisconsin Conference championship.
So the Panthers worked over perennial contender Kewaskum for a 28-6 victory, concluding a perfect 7-0 EWC record.
“That was the focus all week. They earned their title, they didn’t want to share it with anybody,” Plymouth coach Dan Knaus said.
Brad Trakel, running back for Plymouth (8-1 overall) proved to be a tough stop for the defense of Kewaskum (5-4, 4-3). He rushed for 204 yards on just 13 carries, with three touchdowns.
The turning point came in the second quarter. Kewaskum had the ball in the red zone, but on fourth down Colin Denzin intercepted a pass in the end zone. On the next play, Trakel ran 80 yards for a score and a Plymouth 21-0 lead.
“The line blocked very well for him, Tyler Willeford was his fullback, and it was just power football,” Knaus said.
Plymouth’s defense held Kewaskum to just nine firs downs and 154 yards, compared to 364 total yards for the Panthers.
Kollin Neils was 8-of-12 passing for 93 yards and a TD.
…7 14 7 0
Kewaskum…0 0 0 0 — 6
— Brad Trakel 1 run (Jack Heginbottom kick)
Pl — Zac Cain 30 pass from Kollin Neils (Heginbottom kick)
Pl — Trakel 80 run (Heginbottom kick)
Pl — Trakel 60 run (Heginbottom kick)
Pl — Seitz 9 pass from Prochnow (kick failes)
First downs 14 9
Rushing 30-271 30-96
Yards passing 93 58
Comp.-Att-Int 8-12-0 10-25-1
Rushing: Pl– Brad Trakel 13-204. Kew — Brandon Thull 16-41.
Pl— Kollin Neils 8-12-0-93. Kew — Brad Boegel 5-12-1-29; Prochnow 5-13-0-29.
Pl — Zac Cain 4-67.