The Freedom Irish dealt the Truckers a hard blow in beating them 36-0 at Clintonville’s home opener on Friday, Aug. 31.
The Irish scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and two in the third quarter, while holding the Truckers to no points the entire game.
Clintonville rushed for just 27 yards on the night and couldn’t muster any offense against the Irish. The Trucker defense gave up 174 rushing yards and 145 passing yards.
Clintonville was led in rushing by junior Jake Reiter who rushed eight times for 28 yards. Skyler Lehman led the receiving with one catch of 26 yards.
Defensively the Truckers were led by Bryce Schoen with nine tackles, while Mike Behnke and Marcus Engel had seven tackles apiece. Nathan Poppe had four tackles and one fumble recovery. Skyler Lehman had two sacks to go along with three tackles.
“It just wasn’t our night. Freedom has a very fine football team and they took it to us. They have the right combination of linemen and skilled players to attack you from different areas on the field,” said Coach Bob Petermann. “We need to buckle down and become assignment sure. Too much hesitation is hurting our offensive production right now.”
Clintonville’s next game is Friday, Sept. 7, at Winneconne at 7 p.m.