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PRINCETON — Even though the Husticon got out to a 14-7 start in the first half of Friday's Trailways Large Conference game from a Justin Kuehl blocked punter return for a touchdown and a 10-yard scamper by running back CJ Brooks, head coach Shannon Mueller felt his team got off to a slow start. 

That all changed in the second half as Brooks finished the night with 174 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, which helped Husticon cruise to a 38-7 victory over the Montello/Princeton/Green Lake. 

“Good job by the O-line," Mueller said. "We had a great running game tonight.”

Everything seemed to flow as Brooks scored on a 52-yard gallop 20 seconds into the second half to go up 21-7. 

Quarterback Dylan Schmitt out did his running back as he scampered in for a 57-yard touchdown with 22 seconds left in the third to go up 28-0. 

Brooks would score again on a 40-yard run with 9:34 left and Nathan Spoerl kicked one between the uprights to go up 38-7 with 3:29 remaining. 

“Coming back and regrouping in the second half," Mueller said. "We knew that MPGL would be scary because of all their athletes, but our team rebounded very well in the second half and took care of business.”

Meantime, Mueller was pleased with Husticon's defense as it held M/P/GL to 94 rushing yards and just 102 passing yards on the night. 

“Our defense shut them down in the second half,” he said.

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HH — Justin Kuehl blocked punt return (Nathan Spoerl kick), 6:57, 1st

MTO — BJ Konkel 12 pass from Drew Torres (Brad Meyers kick), 9:28, 2nd

HH — CJ Brooks 10 run (Nathan Spoerl kick), 00:26, 2nd

HH — CJ Brooks 52 run (Nathan Spoerl kick), 11:40, 3rd

HH — Dylan Schmitt 57 run (Nathan Spoerl kick), 00:22, 3rd

HH — CJ Brooks 40 run (Nathan Spoerl kick), 9:34, 4th

HH — FG Nathan Spoerl 24, 3:29, 4th


First downs — HH 16, MTO 13. Rushing (Att.-Yds.) — HH 33-305, MTO 35-94. Passing yards — HH 106, MTO 102. Passes (Comp.-Att.-Int.) — HH 8-12-1, MTO 9-21-0. Fumbles-lost — HH 2-2, MTO 1-1. Penalties-yards — HH 6-75, MTO 3-25.


Rushing: HH, Brooks 13-174. MTO, Abe Postler 9-99.

Passing: HH, Schmitt 8-12-1-106. MTO, Torres 6-11-0-65, Buxton Toutant 3-10-0-37.

Receiving: HH, Kuehl 3-52. MTO, Meyers 2-47, Konkel 4-35, Abe Postler 1-28.


LAKE MILLS — The Cardinals had a hard time getting anything going against the Warriors as they were blown out in a Capitol North Conference game. 

Columbus could only muster 10 first downs with 139 rushing yards and 141 passing yards. The Cards also lost two of three fumbles on the night. 

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LL — Matthew Davis 66 run (kick failed)

LL — Casey Ponyicsanyi 15 run (Tersony Vater kick)

LL — Casey Ponyicsanyi 3 run (Tersony Vater kick)

LL — Cameron Paske 8 pass from Matthew Davis (Tersony Vater kick)

LL — Brevin Jegerlehner 16 run (Tersony Vater kick)

LL — Carter Buchta 14 run (Tersony Vater kick)

COL — Trent Casper 35 pass from William Cotter (kick failed)


First downs — COL 10, LL 16. Rushing (Att.-Yds.) — COL 43-139, LL 32-265. Passing yards — COL 141, LL 62. Passes (Comp.-Att.-Int.) — COL 9-19-2, LL 6-9-1. Fumbles-lost — COL 3-2, LL 3-2. Penalties-yards — COL 5-35, LL 3-25.


Rushing: COL, Hill 18-67. LL, Davis 11-158.

Passing: COL, Cotter 9-19-2-141. LL, Davis 6-8-1-62.

Receiving: COL, Casper 3-74. LL, DeNoyer 1-24.


LACONIA — The Cardinals finally got things on track as they shut out Flyway-Conference foe Spartans in Friday's league game. 

In fact, thanks to some great runs by Jalen Wendorff and Craig Luebke, and a 23-yard pass from Wes Weiglein to Jackson Mittelstadt, the Cardinals led 21-0 after the first quarter. 

Weiglein completed 3-of-7 passing for 95 yards and a couple touchdowns to Mittlestadt who caught four passes for 86 yards. Then to top it off, the offensive line of the Cards won the battle in the trenches as they rushed for 303 yards. 


— Jalen Wendorff 1 run (Tyler Fink kick), 7:25, 1st

— Jackson Mittelstadt 23 pass from Wes Weiglein (Tyler Fink kick), 1:40, 1st

— Craig Luebke 70 run (Tyler Fink kick), 00:00, 1st

— Jackson Mittelstadt 22 pass from Wes Weiglein (kick failed), 2:46, 2nd

— Nathan Jensen 78 run (Tyler Fink kick), 2:05


First downs — M 11, LAC 11. Rushing (Att.-Yds.) — M 40-303, LAC 36-74. Passing yards — M 95, LAC 80. Passes (Comp.-Att.-Int.) — M 5-7-0, LAC 8-15-2. Fumbles-lost — M 0-0, LAC 1-0. Penalties-yards — M 7-50, LAC 2-16.


Rushing: M, Jensen 4-89. LAC, Davies 13-49.

Passing: M, Weiglein 3-7-0-95. LAC, Eli Leonard 8-15-2-80.

Receiving: M, Mittelstadt 4-86. LAC, Hoffman 3-36.




WAUPUN — The Warriors couldn't get anything going in the first half and by the end of it were trailing 42-13, but the slaughter seemed to cool off in the second half as the Tigers only outscored them 14-7 in Friday's blowout. 

Quarterback Carson Bresser completed seven of 10 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns, but had two interceptions, however the ground game was non-existent as four running backs combined for 39 yards. 

*No other stats were reported in time. 


PITTSVILLE — Running back Beau Merritt rushed for 131 yards and quarterback Sam Hardinger threw for 118 more as the Panthers shutout Dodgeland in Friday's non-conference game. 

Dodgeland quarterback Tye Bader threw two picks and running backs Peter Mountin (51) and Nate Oestreich (49) combined to run for 100 yards. Zach Yuenger also gained 21 yards on the ground. 

*No other stats were reported in time. 


*No other stats were reported in time. 

Follow Mark McMullen on Twitter @mmcmull2 or contact him at 920-356-6754.

Mark McMullen is currently a sports reporter for the Daily Citizen. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 920-356-6754. Can also follow him on Twitter at @mmcmull2.