The Wolves fought a close battle against Pacelli last Friday night, falling short 10-0.
In the books this was an extremely close game with the Wolves having 131 rushing yards to Pacelli’s 146, 69 passing yards to Pacelli’s 88, 2 interceptions to Pacelli’s 4, and had only four penalties to Pacelli’s 9.
“It’s frustrating having these losses. We have the potential to be a really good team but one or two mistakes can cost us the game,” commented Coach Bob Sell.
Offensively leading Manawa in rushing and passing yards was Kyler Heimbruch with 37 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards. Donny Sell and Kenny Dearth together contributed at the quarterback spot for a total of 69 passing yards.
Defensively Wesley Kraus led the team with two interceptions and a third which was overruled leading to Pacelli’s only touchdown in the game on that series in the second quarter. In the third quarter the defense held Pacelli to a field goal after stopping their drive in the red zone. “Our line is tough and is hitting hard,” said Sell. “We came out and hit hard and played a good game but Pacelli just came out more hungry for the win coming off two losses. We were coming off two wins to start the season and a close loss to Shiocton the week before, so we came in with our heads down. They were just hungrier than we were. We need to look forward and fix what we can fix and knock off Amherst this week”.
The Wolves are looking good, playing tough and looking ahead to week five in Amherst this Friday night at 7 p.m.