SUPERIOR – Superior outscored Ashwaubenon 56-35 on Saturday in a WIAA Division 2 second-round playoff football game.
Quarterback James Morgan was 28-for-50 passing for 401 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions for the Jaguars (9-2).
Sam Wisneski caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, including a remarkable reach-around-the-defender grab on a 54-yard touchdown play in the second quarter.
Kyle Monroe added nine catches for 76 yards and one score. Josiah Santana rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for the Jaguars.
For Superior (11-0), Nick Mehlum threw six touchdown passes, four to Jake Libal and two to Beau Girard. Libal also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and Ross Kennelly had a 2-yard touchdown run.
Superior’s defense came up big with interceptions by Kennelly, Girard and Deshon Pleau and fumble recoveries by Austin Arnovich, Beau Reder and Jesse Polson.
Five of the turnovers were followed by Superior touchdowns.
After the teams battled to a 21-21 halftime tie, Superior outscored Ashwaubenon 35-14 in the second half.
Ashwaubenon 0 21 7 7 — 35
Superior 7 14 14 21 — 56
SHS—Jake Libal 7-yard pass from Nick Mehlum (McKenzie Schwarz kick).
SHS—Beau Girard 64-yard pass from Mehlum (Schwarz kick).
ASH—Sam Wisneski 30-yard pass from James Morgan (Ryan Hanson kick).
SHS—Libal 85-yard kickoff return (Schwarz kick).
ASH—Wisneski 54-yard pass from Morgan (Hanson kick).
ASH—Josiah Santana 2-yard run (Hanson kick).
SHS—Ross Kennelly 2-yard run (Schwarz kick).
SHS—Libal 17-yard pass from Mehlum (Schwarz kick).
ASH—Santana 4-yard run (Hanson kick).
SHS—Libal 19-yard pass from Mehlum (Schwarz kick).
SHS—Girard 73-yard pass from Mehlum (Schwarz kick).
SHS—Libal 46-yard pass from Mehlum (Schwarz kick).
ASH—Kyle Monroe 9-yard pass from Morgan (Hanson kick).
RUSHING—Ashwaubenon, Josiah Santana 20-97. Superior, Ross Kennelly 15-104.
PASSING— Ashwaubenon, Morgan 28-50-401-3. Superior, Mehlum 19-31-335-1.
RECEIVING—Ashwaubenon, Kyle Monroe 9-76; Sam Wisneski 8-176. Superior, Libal 9-130; Girard 5-164.