Kewaunee takes care of Cedar Grove in Round 2
BY JOSH STALOCH
KEWAUNEE – “We’ve been cleaning things up, getting better, and just making sure that all aspects of our game come around,” said Kewaunee head coach Randy Charles. “We’ve got to give a lot of credit to Thomas (Stangel), he definitely did some good things for us in the pass game.”
Stangel had a statistically superb night under center for the Storm, going eight-for-nine through the air for 195 yards, no interceptions and a trio of touchdowns. The Kewaunee signal caller also chipped in three rushes for 16 yards and a touchdown.
The Storm offense, after coming up empty on drive number one on Friday evening, got the ball with good field position on its second try of the game thanks to a three-and-out opening series for the defense, and went to work.
Owen Carlson, who led the ground attack with 106 yards on 15 carries, and DJ Echols, who had five rushes for 17 yards, helped Kewaunee move the chains early in the drive before Stangel found Nathan Kuehl with a pass on the right side of the field that went for a 27-yard touchdown to begin the night’s scoring.
After feeling things out and turning in seven points in the game’s opening quarter, the Storm struck for 28 points in the second to put the game away.
The Storm easily scored on their first possession of the second on a four-yard run by Echols
and then Kewaunee’s defense got another emphatic shutdown on the Rockets as Tyler Van Goethem and Kuehl recorded sacks on back-to-back downs to bring out the Cedar Grove punting unit.
Up next, another scoring drive by Kewaunee, one that was capped with a heads-up scramble by Stangel to get into the endzone from 15-yards out on a first-down play, bringing the score to 21-0.
Carlson dominated Kewaunee’s next series on offense, racking up some hard yards before punching it in from four-yards out to put his team up 28-0.
On the next Cedar Grove drive, Kewaunee linebacker Kemper Robinson picked off a Rockets pass attempt on second down to give the ball back to the home team’s offense. They made the most of it, with Stangel firing a perfect strike down the left side of the field to Maddix Mueller for a 32-yard score to make it 35-0 at the break.
Spartans blank Raiders
LUXEMBURG – In Division 4 action, Luxemburg-Casco put together a well-rounded Level 2 performance on Friday at home, hanging a 41-0 shutout on Kiel and moving on to a Level 3 matchup with Two Rivers on the road next week.
A 17-yard pass from quarterback Max Ronsman to Cam Dorner got the scoring started and jumped out to a 14-0 lead before being challenged by the Kiel offense. The Raiders got the ball down to the one-yard line on a big pass play but the L-C defense went brick wall for four straight plays to keep the visitors off the board on a drive that could have cut the lead in half.