Wolverines Stay Perfect With 60-12 Win Over North Sentral Kossuth
WEST?BEND – A strong start helped key the Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate to a 60-12 win over North Sentral Kossuth on Friday night. The win keeps the Wolverines perfect on the year at 5-0 in the district and 8-0 on the season.
The win also sets up the long-awaited collision between the two top teams in Eight Man District Two, as the Wolverines will travel to Armstrong this Friday night to battle the Mustangs of Armstrong-Ringsted for the District title.
On Friday, the Wolverines settled in quickly, scoring off an 49 yard pass from Mitch Bonnstetter to Sean Riesenberg for a touchdown with 10:40 to go in the first quarter. Bonnstetter would add the conversion for an 8-0 lead to start things out.
After a defensive stop, the Wolverines took over and scored off a 45-yard jaunt by Bonnstetter for a score with 5:55 to go in the first frame. The conversion try failed, leaving the score at 14-0.
But, with just 2:$7 to go in the opening quarter, the Wolverines got a two-yard plunge by Bonnstetter to add to their tally. Logan Streit added the two-point conversion for a 22-0 lead to end the first quarter of play.
It was more of the same in the second stanza, as the Wolverines would scored with 10:48 to go in the half off a one-yard dive by Bonnstetter. The conversion failed, making the score 28-0, but WBM/GCB wasn’t anywhere near finished.
Bonnstetter would score again off a one-yard run with 6:30 to go in the half, but the conversion pass play fell short for a 34-0 lead.
The defense came up with a quick stop of NSK, and with 5:15 to go in the half, Bonnstetter scored off a 35 yard punt return. The conversion attempt failed, making the score 40-0 and the final strike of the half would come with 3:28 to go as Dan Eubank cracked off a 47-yard run to score, making the half-time score 46-0 after the conversion failed.
In the second half, the Wolverines would strike with 11:45 to go off a one yard run by Bonnstetter, and the conversion from Nathan Grimm for a 54-0 lead.
West Bend-Mallard/Gil-more City-Bradgate would add its’ final score with 10:38 to go in the third quarter off a 16 yard interception and return by Dustin Johnson. The conversion failed, making the score 60-0.
North Sentral Kossuth would break their goose-egg with 10:26 to go in the third frame off a 75 yard kickoff return and would score again in the final quarter for the 60-12 final.
The Wolverines racked up 255 rushing yards and 162 passing yards for a total of 417 yards of offense. North Sentral Kossuth managed just 26 yards rushing offense against the Wolverine defense and competed five of 19 passes for 112 yards to rack up 138 total offensive yards.
Mitch Bonnstetter had 153 yards rushing off 15 carries, while Dan Eubanks added 60 yards off five carries. Ashton Fehr came up with three rushes for 20 yards and Logan Streit had 12 yards rushing off three carries. Jordan Buhs added two rushes to gain four yards, while Nate Grimm had three yards off one carry.
Jesse Zinnel gained two yards on two rushes and Davey Jergens added one yard off one rushing attempt.
Mitch Bonnstetter completed seven of 12 passes for 162 yards, with Matt Goeders making three catches for 54 yards. Sean Riesenberg had a 50 yard catch, while Logan Streit added a 37 yard reception and Jason Zinnel had two catches for 21 yards.
Defensively, Nate Grimm had seven tackles and five assists, while Aaron Montag added five stops and four assists. Logan Streit had four tackles and five assists and Matt Goeders added four tackles and four assists.
Mitch Bonnstetter made three tackles, while Dustin Johnson added two tackles and three assists to the effort. Johnson also intersected a pass for a 16 yard return and touchdown, while Bonnstetter and Jordan Buhs also intercepted passes.
Matt Goeders and Tony Bruellman both tallied quarterback sacks in the victorious effort.