After coming out on the short end of a 42-0 score in their last game, there was nowhere for the Weyauwega-Fremont football team to go but up.
That’s exactly what happened Sept. 20, as the Indians shut out Wittenberg-Birnamwood for their first win of the season.
W-F came up with a touchdown in each quarter of their Homecoming game while holding the Chargers to 145 yards of total offense.
Corey Schmidt put the Indians on the board in the first quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run and Cody Chase added a 1-yard run to give the home team a 13-0 halftime lead.
Blake Hudziak and Aaron Schroeder teamed up for a 61-yard TD pass in the third quarter and Logan Erdmann caught a 2-yard pass from Dan Prillwitz to wrap up the scoring.
Getting injured players back in the lineup made a big difference, according to coach Tom Chase.
“It was good to have Aaron Schroeder, Logan Erdmann and Cody Chase back for a good part of the game,” he said. “All contributed to a total team effort. I’m happy for the whole team to be able to bounce back from a big loss last week.
The Indians outgained the Charters 262-110 on the ground and 107-35 through the air. Chase led the W-F ground game with 99 yards, while Schroeder and Prillwitz teamed up to catch to passes for 100 yards.
Erdmann led the way in tackles with nine, while Schmidt, Prillwitz and Andrew Wild finished with eight and Chase and Schroeder chipped in with seven each.
The Indians are now 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play and will head to Bonduel Friday, Sept. 27, for a conference matchup with the Bears. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.