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Warhawks, Wolves win openers

Kameron Zielke picks up yardage for Weyauwega-Fremont Aug. 18 in the Warhawks’ 37-28 win over Belleville. He threw for 241 yards, ran for another 91 and had two touchdown passes. Perry Thomas Photo

W-F defeats Belleville at home

By Greg Seubert

The season got off on the right foot for the Weyauwega-Fremont and Manawa football teams with nonconference wins Aug. 18.

Weyauwega-Fremont handed Belleville a 37-28 loss in Weyauwega, while the Wolves hit the road and knocked off Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 42-7.

Weyauwega-Fremont 37, Belleville 28

Kameron Zielke completed 21 of 28 passes for 241 yards and led the Warhawks with 91 rushing yards.

Zielke’s 6-yard touchdown run gave the home team a 7-0 lead heading into the second quarter. The Warhawks found the end zone three more times in the second quarter on Chris Gunst’s 16-yard interception return and Zielke’s scoring passes of 39 yards to Hunter Meisenhelder and 36 yards to Brayden Arndt.

Weyauwega-Fremont added to its 28-7 halftime lead in the third quarter on Meisenhelder’s 36-yard touchdown pass to Gunst.

Belleville scored one touchdown in the second and fourth quarters and two in the third.

Weyauwega-Fremont’s final two points came on a safety in the fourth quarter.

The Warhawks outgained the Wildcats 411-338. Weyauwega-Fremont had a 277-182 advantage in passing yards, while Belleville outgained the Warhawks 156-134 on the ground.

Carter McDaniel blocks a Belleville player in Weyauwega-Fremont’s season-opening 37-28 win. Perry Thomas Photo

Manawa 42, Chetek- Weyerhaeuser 7

The Wolves scored all six of their touchdowns in the first half.

Dakota Stroud opened the scoring with a 1-yard run and added touchdown passes later in the first quarter of 17 and 12 yards to Nathan Gorman.

The Bulldogs’ touchdown came in the second quarter on Wylee Huset’s 2-yard touchdown, but the Wolves responded with three scores before halftime.

Patrick Paque returned a fumble 60 yards and Stroud added touchdown passes of 63 yards to Spencer Strebe and 44 yards to Thomas Bartelt.

Stroud completed 12 of 19 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns and also led the Wolves with 23 rushing yards.

  • Central Wisconsin Conference Large results: Aug. 18: Weyauwega-Fremont 37, Belleville 28 (NC); Manawa 42, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 7 (NC); Amherst 65, Clintonville 19 (NC); Nekoosa 40, Ripon 18 (NC); Antigo 56, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 7 (NC); Stratford 33, Mosinee 14 (NC); Iola-Scandinavia 32, Shiocton 7 (NC); St. Croix Central 70, Spencer/Columbus Catholic 0 (NC). Aug. 25 schedule: Weyauwega-Fremont at Rosholt, 7 p.m. (NC); Marshall at Manawa, 7 p.m. (NC); Wittenberg-Birnamwood at Iola-Scandinavia, 7 p.m. (NC); Amherst at Two Rivers, 6 p.m. (NC); Adams-Friendship at Nekoosa, 7 p.m. (NC); Shiocton at Crivitz, 7 p.m. (NC); Spencer/Columbus Catholic at Colby, 7 p.m. (NC); Edgar at Stratford, 7 p.m. (NC).
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