Wolverines Claim In-County Win
WEST?BEND – When two in-county rivals meet up on the gridiron, fireworks are in order. They celebrated in West Bend on Friday night as the Wolverines kept their perfect season intact with a 52-0 statement over Ruthven-Ayrshire.
Coach Pete Kapustynski’s Wolverines improved to 3-0 in Eight Man District Two, and 5-0 on the year, but they must look forward to a meeting this Friday night on the less than friendly confines of Graettinger/Terril’s Evergreen Park for the Knight’s Homecoming.
For Ruthven-Ayrshire, the loss drops Coach Larry Swingen’s ball club to a mark of 2-3 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Raiders also have a task ahead of them as they must rebound this week for their own Homecoming game this Friday night, when they will host Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne in Ruthven.
For the Wolverines, it was a solid effort from quarterback Mitch Bonnstetter as he scored four rushing touchdowns in the contest, while Ryan Banwart chipped in a pair of scores and Collin Thatcher ran in a score and added a two-point conversion for the 52-0 rout of the Raiders.
West Bend-Mallard got 162 yards from Bonnstetter off 21 rushes, while Ryan Banwart added 119 yards on 13 carries. Collin Thatcher added 20 yards from five carries. Greg Mader picked up 18 yards on five carries and Logan Streit had 16 yards on five carries and scored four conversion runs for the Wolverines.
Defensively, a pair of quarterback sacks were tallied by Matt Goeders, who added seven tackles and Tony Bruellman along with 10 tackles from Ryan Banwart. Logan Streit added eight tackle and Tanner Bruellman came up with six tackles as the Wolverines dominated the contest to take the victory.
The Raiders were limited to just 25 yards of rushing offense by the Wolverine defenders, with Kyle Toillion gaining 14 yards off seven carries. Cory Jordan added eight yards on three attempts and Trevin Enderson gained two yards off 11 carries of the football.
Enderson completed two of five passes for 17 yards with one interception.
On defense, the Raiders got 15 tackles from Grant Rehan and 14 stops from Toillion, while Enderson had 12 tackles. Michael Sundall made 11 tackles and Colton Bakken added 10 stops.