A rushing attack that averaged more than 5 yards a carry helped the Weyauwega-Fremont football team pick up a 30-8 nonconference win Friday over Southern Door.
The Indians ran the ball 62 times for 319 yards. Casey Haase led the way with 110 yards on 23 carries, while Eric Keenan added 87 yards on 16 attempts.
Haase opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Keenan found the end zone on the two-point conversion try. Keenan scored from 5 yards out later in the quarter and also ran the conversion that gave the home team a 16-0 halftime lead.
Southern Door cut the lead in half in the third quarter, as Mark Villers threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Jon Baudhuin and the Eagles converted the two-point try.
The Indians weren’t finished in the quarter, however, as Haase scored from 13 yards out and Tommy Meehan added the extra point. Haase capped the scoring with a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Indians outgained the Eagles 360-210. Although Villers finished with 188 yards through the air, the Eagles managed only 22 rushing yards on 24 carries.
Besides leading the team in rushing, Haase also had 11 tackles and an interception on defense. Cam Looker and Eric Jorgenson finished with 10 tackles each, while Meehan added eight and Nick Stelzner chipped in with five.
The Indians will open Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play Friday, Sept. 10, at Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Wittenberg.