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Football teams drop home openers

Wrightstown’s Everett Lamers breaks up a pass intended for Waupaca’s Austin Adamczak Aug. 25 in a nonconference game at Comet Field. Lamers and the Tigers defeated Adamczak and the Comets 28-0. Greg Seubert Photo

Waupaca falls to Wrightstown

By Greg Seubert

Waupaca and New London’s football teams came up short in their nonconference home openers with Wrightstown and Little Chute.

Wrightstown handed Waupaca a 28-0 loss Aug. 25 at Comet Field, while the Bulldogs dropped a 33-6 decision to Little Chute at Bulldog Stadium.

Wrightstown 28, Waupaca 0

Wrightstown led 22-0 at halftime and outscored the Comets 6-0 in the second quarter.

Payton Vande Hey capped the Tigers’ opening drive with a 3-yard run and Wrightstown added two more scores in the second quarter on Quade Thompson’s 18-yard pass to Gavin Ducat and Landon Helphrey’s recovery of teammate Aiden Humphreys’ fumble in the end zone.

The Tigers wrapped up the scoring in the third quarter on a 4-yard run from Humphreys.

Waupaca’s Trayse Hanson heads upfield after catching a pass from Ethan Harms. Greg Seubert Photo

Little Chute 33, New London 6

New London’s touchdown came in the fourth quarter on Tyler Gerrits’ 2-yard pass to Mike Helsten.

Tommy Fields led the Bulldogs with 107 rushing yards on 30 carries, while Hunter Beebe caught three passes for 35 yards.

Waupaca and New London have games against North Eastern Conference teams scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Waupaca will head to Denmark, while the Bulldogs will travel to Luxemburg to face Luxemburg-Casco.

  • Bay Conference results: Aug. 25: Wrightstown 28, Waupaca 0 (NC); Little Chute 33, New London 6 (NC); Freedom 30, Seymour 0 (NC); Denmark 28, Shawano 8 (NC); Winneconne 49, Omro 7 (NC); Xavier 35, Fox Valley Lutheran 14 (NC). Aug. 31 schedule: Shawano at Fox Valley Lutheran, 7 p.m. (NC). Sept. 1 schedule: Waupaca at Denmark, 7 p.m. (NC); New London at Luxemburg-Casco, 7 p.m. (NC); Seymour at Little Chute, 7 p.m. (NC); Winneconne at Wrightstown, 7 p.m. (NC); Xavier at Freedom, 7 p.m. (NC).
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