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WB-M Bows Out Of Postseason

By Staff | Nov 2, 2010

West Bend-Mallard’s Greg Mader deflects this pass intended for Newell-Fonda's Nate Boevers during the Wolverines’ First Round playoff loss to the Mustangs last Wednesday night. -- Tim Dahlhauser photo.

NEWELL – The 2010 Playoffs started and ended quickly for the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines in a 35-6 loss to Newell-Fonda Wednesday night. The loss in the first round of the post-season brings the Wolverines’ season to a 7-3 mark overall on the season and a 5-2 mark in district play for the Eight man District Two slate.

Meeting up with the Mustangs of Newell-Fonda in Newell on Wednesday night, the Wolverines found themselves unable to mount their trademark offensive attack of the season after losing starting quarterback Mitch Bonnstetter to an injury in the final regular season game.

The Wolverines gave their all however, as Ryan Banwart and Jesse Zinnel did their best to guide the purple and gold in the postseason matchup.

Logan Streit would provide the only touchdown of the night for West Bend-Mallard, catching a 20 yard pass from Jesse Zinnel for a touchdown, and also pulled in a five yard throw from Ryan Banwart, who attempted six passes on the night. Banwart had three of his six throws picked off by the hungry Mustang defense, who limited the Wolverines to just 164 yards on the ground in the contest, and coupled with the 20 passing yards, gave West Bend-Mallard a total offensive effort of 184 yards.

Greg Mader would pace the West Bend-Mallard offense by rushing six times to gain 59 yards in the contest. Ryan Banwart would add eight rushes to the effort to pick up 42 yards, ,while Collin Thatcher added 34 yards off seven carries.

Defensively, Logan Streit came away with six solo tackles and four assists, while Tanner Bruellman had three solo stops and assisted on four tackles. Tony Bruellman made two solo tackles and had three assisted tackles.

Dustin Johnson had a solo tackle and assisted on five tackles and Ryan Banwart assisted on three tackles with one solo tackle.