Pacelli tops Manawa
Wolves lose at home
By Holly Neumann
The Pacelli Cardinals soared over the Manawa Wolves, with a 42-6 victory in conference match-up in Manawa on Friday night.
Alexander Schmitz was the first to find the end zone for Pacelli. With a failed point-after touchdown attempt, the Cardinals were up 6-0.
Daniel Mitch followed suit on a 30-yard run for the Cardinals, followed by Nathan Helms kicking the extra point to widen the gap to 13-0 in the first quarter.
Isaac Pisarski later picked off a pass from Manawa’s Seth Forbes and returned the ball for a touchdown of his own. Helms kicked the extra point to put the Cardinals up, 20-0.
The final scoring in the half came on a 10-yard run from Richard Zupan, giving Pacelli a 26-0 lead.
The Wolves started the second half of the game with a kick return by Hunter Westphal, followed by Garrett Bristol who was able to move the ball up the field on a series of runs, before a fumble was recovered by Pacelli’s Andrew Firminhac.
The Cardinals were later forced to punt the ball away and the Wolves took over on the one-yard line.
Bristol tried to punch the ball up the middle, but was tackled in the end zone for a safety and the Cardinals were now up 28-0.
With 2:34 left on the clock in the third quarter, Zachary Zimmerman connected with Hayden Jurgella to score again for Pacelli. With a score now 35-0, the running clock started for the remainder of the game.
Schmitz put the final points on the board for the Cardinals and with the point-after good, the score now stood at 42-0.
The Wolves finally got on the board late in the fourth quarter after Pacelli fumbled the ball which was recovered by Manawa’s Riley Krenke.
Three plays later, Krenke caught a pass from Mason Weisner for a touchdown, to close out the scoring and giving Pacelli the 42-6 win.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Manawa will travel to Shiocton to take on the Chiefs, for a 7 p.m. kickoff.