The Clintonville Truckers came out rolling again as they defeated the Winneconne Wolves in high school football, 27-0, on Friday, Sept. 2. Clintonville got on the score board in each of the four quarters.
In the first quarter, sophomore Jake Reiter ran in from three yards out for the score. Then Reiter kicked the extra point for a 7-0 Trucker lead.
In the second quarter, on fourth and long, senior A.J. Russell broke out with some excellent blocking and raced 35 yards for a score. Reiter kicked the extra point to make it 14-0 at half time.
In the third quarter, senior Trenten Gauthier took a quick pitch off the right side, cut back and barreled his way into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown run. The extra point was blocked after the ball slipped off the block; Clintonville led 20-0.
In the fourth quarter, senior Trucker quarterback Ben Klein got into the scoring. Following a procedure penalty pushing the Truckers back to fourth and long from the 10 yard line, Klein kept the ball around the left end and raced for the end zone. The extra point kick by Reiter put Clintonville on top 27-0.
Offensively, the Truckers piled up 282 yards rushing. Leading the way were Reiter with 102 yards; Russell with 96 yards; and Kolin Kubitz with 68 yards.
Defensively, the Truckers had several players with big plays. Jared Henschel picked off a Winneconne pass along with three unassisted and 11 assisted tackles, and a sack; Brandon Dilge had three unassisted and nine assisted tackles; Kubitz had an interception; and Reiter recorded a sack as well.
“I like the way we responded to last week’s disappointing loss. These young men bounced back and played with some intensity and emotion tonight. We want to carry that into every game we play this year,” stated Coach Bob Petermann.
Clintonville’s next game is Friday, Sept. 9, at Waupaca at 7 p.m.