Wolverines Fall On A Rainy Night At Northwood-Kensett
NORTHWOOD – A rainy night on Friday added to the woes of the West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate Wolverines s they game up just shy in a 34-32 loss to Northwood-Kensett. The loss gives the Wolverines an 0-2 mark on the season as they gear up to face Clay Central-Everly this Friday night.
Friday’s game was a good old-fashioned horse-race, with one team scoring, only to be answered by the other team as the two squads battled each other an Mother Nature on a wet night.
The Wolverines scored first off a 50-yard run by Travis Fehr, but the Vikings tied the game up with a score of their own for a 6-6 tally.
WBM/GCB would add runs of 16 yards from Travis Fehr and a nine-yard run from Nolan Roger Dahlhauser to take a 20-6 lead. But Northwood-Kensett would find an answer to the scores with two strikes of their own in the closing minutes of the first half for a 20-20 deadlock at the intermission.
The second half would start out with a bang for the Wolverines when Nolan Roger Dahlhauser broke a 72-yard run to score and give the Wolverines a 26-20 lead.
But once again, Northwood-Kensett found an answer and tied the contest at 26-26 a few minutes later.
Nolan Robert Dahlhauser would engineer another scoring driven when he hit Jack Banwart with a pass for the go-ahead score with 6:00 to play in the contest.
But the Vikings would come through with a big play as time wound down, and with 2:46 to play, tied the game at 32-32. On the point after touchdown try, the Vikings were able to run the ball in for the first conversion of the night, making the score 34-32 in favor of Northwood-Kensett.
The Wolverines would be unable to come up with an answer as time ran out.
WBM/GCB would rush for 373 yards on a sloppy wet field, with Nolan Robert Dahlhauser adding 35 passing yards for a 411 yard total offensive performance.
Nolan Roger Dahlhauser led the ground game with 196 yards from 18 carries, while Travis Fehr added 150 yards on 20 rushes. Jack Banwart added a touchdown reception for the Wolverines during the contest.
Colton Wickman ruled the interior line on defense, tallying 16 tackles, while Jack Banwart added a dozen stops and Dalton Knobloch made 11 tackles.