Wolves notch another home win
Manawa blanks Green Bay West
By Holly Neumann
Facing a much larger school was not a problem for the Manawa football team.
The Wolves improved to 2-0 Aug. 26 with a 56-0 win over Green Bay West.
Thomas Bartelt was the first to find the end zone for Manawa with a 2-yard pass reception from Tanner Nienhaus.
Nienhaus and Bartelt each scored again in the opening quarter on runs of 35 and 24 yards, respectively, and Dakota Stroud added 45-yard run to give the Wolves a 28-0 lead heading into second quarter.
The scoring continued in the second quarter on Jacob Timm’s 45-yard interception return, Patrick Paque’s 14-yard run and Stroud’s 7-yard pass to Hunter Schlueter.
Paque had the only score in the second half with a 2-yard run in the third quarter.
“They came to play and we are excited they gave great effort all night,” coach Brad Johnson said. “We came out with a win at the end and we will take it any way we can get it.”
The Wolves had 195 rushing yards. Stroud led the way with 82 yards on seven carries, followed by Nienhaus with 51 yards on four carries.
Timm caught three passes for 36 yards, followed by Schlueter with two for 11 yards and Nathan Gorman with one for 36 yards.
Manawa’s defense held the Wildcats to 36 rushing yards and 53 through the air.
The Wolves will host Stratford at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the Central Wisconsin Conference-Large opener for both teams. The Tigers are looking for their first win, as they opened the season by tying Mosinee before falling to Edgar 14-0 Aug. 26.