Polar Bears shut out Wildcats
Hortonville covers 442 total yards
By Scott Bellile
The Hortonville Polar Bears defeated the Oshkosh West Wildcats in a 34-0 shutout at Akin Field on Friday, Sept. 18.
Hortonville’s victory in the Valley Football Association-South matchup started with a Blake Kalwitz three-yard run touchdown with just under two minutes left in the first quarter. An extra point kick by Tanner Pahl was good.
With 28 seconds remaining in the second half, Brad Conger crossed one yard into the end zone for TD number two. Pahl made the extra point kick, wrapping up the first half at 14-0.
After halftime, Kalwitz caught a three-yard pass from Braden Stoeger to score the sole TD of the third quarter.
With the score at 20-0 going into the fourth quarter, Max Flunker ran 18 yards for Hortonville’s fourth TD. Stoeger passed to Joe Cliver for a two-point conversion, bringing things to 28-0.
Elliott Luker brought in the fifth and final TD to conclude the game 34-0.
Hortonville covered 442 total yards versus 144 by Oshkosh North. Flunker rushed for 126 yards and Conger rushed for 122. Stoeger passed for 20 yards and Brock Young racked up 83 yards in receptions.
Below: The Hortonville Marching Band performed “Fireball” by Pitbull featuring John Ryan during halftime of a Valley Football Association game against Oshkosh West on Friday, Sept. 18. The performance gave the musicians last-minute practice before their Saturday, Sept. 19 performance at the Wisconsin Badgers’ High School Band Day event at Camp Randall. Scott Bellile video