Wolverines Fall To NSK
WEST?BEND – West Bend-Mallard’s Wolverines knew they faceds a difficult challenge, at best, traveling to Swea City Friday night. The league-leading Eagles showed why they lead the district with a 56-6 win over the Wolverines, dropping West Bend-Mallard to a 1-3 mark in the district and 1-5 overall.
West Bend-Mallard got the ball at their own 30 to sart the game, and put together a drive that would halt at NSK’s 24 yard line on a fumble on fourth down. Even though WBM?recovered the loose ball , the Eagles took over on downs and needed eight plays to score and take a 6-0 lead.
The Wolverines would go three and out and NSK?Scored again for a 14-0 lead. But, it would be a repeat, as the Wolverines had to punt and the Eagles turned the possession into a score and 20-0 lead as the first quarter ended.
West Bend-Mallard would punt to open the second quarter, but the defense made a nice stop and got the ball back on downs. The Wolverines got a couple of carries out of Andy Riesenberg before quarterback Ethan Fehr hit Riesenberg with a short screen pass that Reisenberg ran in from 32 yards out for the score. A two-point conversion attempt by Fehr was stuffed, making the score 20-6 with just under 10:00 to go in the half.
The Eagles would engineer a 50-yard scoring drive to answer the Wolverines for a 28-6 advantage that would grow to 34-6 with time running down. The Wolverines would got to their two-minute drill, Ethan Fehr would pick up a nice run and Andy Riesenberg caught a 29-yard pass to bring the Wolverines to the Eagles 27, but the NSK defense picked off a pass to kill the drive and end the half with the Wolverines trailing 34-6.
The Eagles sealed the outcome of the game on the kickoff return to start the second half, going 77 yards for a score and 42-6 lead. A fumble by the Wolverines would set up another Eagle score for a 50-6 lead and continuous clock. NSK?would ad a final strike in the closing quarter for the 56-6 final score.
West Bend Mallard was led in rushing by Andy Riesenberg with 11 carries for 35 yards, while Jack Riesenberg gained 30 yards off three rushes. Ethan Fehr completed five of 14 [asses through the air with Andy Riesenberg grabbing two catches for 51 yards. The Wolverines racked up 124 yards rushing on 29 plays and 80 yards of passing for a total of 204 yards.
Todd Goeders led the defense with 11 tackles, while Andy Riesenberg had nine stops. Aaron Johnson and Tanner Bruellman each added seven tackles.
For West Bend-Mallard, this Friday will bring the renewal of an old rivalry with the Knights of Graettinger/Terril, who outlasted Laurens-Marathon on Friday night by a 29-28 tally. Gametime will be 7 p.m. at Evergreen Park in Graettinger.