Wolves pick up sixth win
By Greg Seubert
Penalties were a problem for the Manawa football team in its annual matchup with Weyauwega-Fremont.
Scoring points, however, wasn’t.
The Wolves improved to 4-1 in the Central Wisconsin-Large Conference and 6-2 overall Oct. 11 with a 47-6 win over the Indians.
Manawa took a 27-0 lead into halftime and scored on all three of its possessions in the third quarter as the Indians fell to 0-5 in CWC-Large play and 1-7 overall.
Mason Wiesner opened the scoring for the Wolves with a 26-yard pass to Riley Krenke in the first quarter and a 27-yarder to Krenke in the opening minute of the second quarter.
The Wolves also found the end zone on their next two drives, as Wiesner connected with Grant Bristol for a 20-yard pass. Brett Zielke added a 6-yard run that gave the home team a 27-0 lead.
Brody Arndt ended the Wolves’ next drive with an interception, but Manawa’s Conner Scheid picked off a Quinn Dittmann pass just before halftime.
Manawa added to its lead in the third quarter on Wiesner’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Kenneth Reynolds, Jackson Jaeger’s 89-yard run and Wiesner’s 73-yard pass to Zielke.
Dittman connected with Max Meyerhofer for a 4-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for the Indians’ only points.
The Wolves outgained the Indians 516-125, including 214-81 on the ground and 302-44 through the air.
Jaeger needed only four carries to gain a game-high 126 rushing yards, while Krenke caught three passes for 107 yards. Meyerhofer led the Indians with 46 rushing yards.
Manawa had 10 penalties for 110 yards, including 75 yards in the first half alone.
Both teams will wrap up the regular season Friday, Oct. 18. Manawa will head to Wittenberg to face Wittenberg-Birnamwood, while Weyauwega-Fremont will host Shiocton.
• In other games from Oct. 11, Shiocton defeated Iola-Scandinavia 16-13, Waupaca beat Green Bay West 54-7, New London shut out Green Bay East 63-0 and Hortonville topped Neenah 21-10.