The Manawa Wolves ran into a tough Bonduel Bears team on Friday, Oct. 8, as the Bears beat the Wolves 48-6.
Bonduel scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and broke things open in the second quarter with 27 points to lead 41-0 at halftime. Bonduel added another touchdown in the third quarter and Manawa got on the board with a one-yard touchdown run by David Sell in the fourth quarter. The two-point conversion attempt failed.
Manawa’s Garrett Vandenhout rushed nine times for 59 yards to lead the Wolves, while David Sell completed 10 of 27 passes for 133 yards but had four interceptions. Donnie Sell had four receptions for 87 yards.
Manawa gained 108 yards on the ground and 133 through the air, but the Wolves lost two fumbles and committed four penalties for 30 yards.
“Bonduel has a good football team,” said Coach Bob Sell. “Basically, we’re going to just keep coaching these kids up and put everything we have into this season and have no regrets. It would be nice to get a win against Weyauwega or Shiocton and knock them out of the playoffs with a win.
“We have some good kids on the team, but we’re just not playing like we need to. The mothers have just raised them up to be too nice of gentlemen,” Sell continued. “It’s hard to turn on the switch to make them mean and ugly on the field. We’re going to keep hanging in there and hope to be a spoiler, and hopefully we can win a game or two and go out on a good note.
“I’m proud of the kids, and what I’ve learned is it’s been a very humbling experience this season,” Sell concluded. “I had high expectations for this season, but maybe they were too great. We have been able to use lots of freshmen and sophomores on both sides of the ball, and hopefully that will help make us a better football team for the years to come.”