WIAA football: Lutheran falls to Deerfield

WIAA football: Lutheran falls to Deerfield


WIAA football: Lutheran falls to Deerfield


The season came to an end for No. 5 Manitowoc Lutheran in a 21-0 loss to host No. 4 Deerfield on Friday in the WIAA State Football Level 1 Division 6 playoff game.

The Lancers (6-4) were held to 88 yards of total offense on the night while the Demons (8-2) piled up 323, including 269 on the ground.

Seth Hillmer carried the ball nine times for 45 yards to lead Lutheran’s offense while teammate Ethan Hillmer completed 5-of-15 passing for 34 yards and an interception. Avi Manthe caught three passes for 15 yards to lead the Lancer receivers.

Deerfield’s defense harassed Ethan Hillmer all game, sacking him five times as Lutheran trailed 14-0 at halftime and never recovered.

For the Demons, Bryce Mancheski rushed for 146 yards on 31 carries and teammate Cole Erikson racked up 141 yards on 13 carries with both scoring once on the ground. Erikson later connected with Macheski on a 54-yard touchdown pass, the only completion on five attempts for Erickson, to put the game away for the hosts in the third quarter.

The Lancer defense was led by Joe Pautz, who intercepted an Erikson pass, and Tyler Blattler and Kyle Stuadt with a sack each.


7 7 7 0 — 21

Man. Lutheran…0 0 0 00

Scoring summary

First Quarter

D — Cole Erikson, 1 run (PAT good).

Second Quarter

D — Erikson, 60 run (PAT good).

Third Quarter

D — Bryce Mancheski, 54 pass from Erikson (PAT good).

Team stats


First downs 13 12

Rushing 269 54

Yards passing 54 34

Comp.-Att-Int 1-5-0 5-16-1

Fumbles 1-1 1-1

Individual leaders:

Rushing: D
— Bryce Macheski 31-146, Cole Erikson 13-141. ML — Seth Hillmer 9-45.

Passing: D
— Cole Erikson 1-5, 54. ML — Ethan Hillmer 5-15, 34.

Receiving: D
— Bryce Mancheski 1-54, Jesus Sandoval x-xx. ML — Avi Manthe 3-15.


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