A 28-0 halftime deficit turned out to be too big of a hole for the Weyauwega-Fremont football team.
The Indians had more than 300 yards of offense Sept. 27, but managed only one touchdown in a 28-7 Central Wisconsin 8 Conference loss to Bonduel.
Hunter VanderLinden scored from 5 and 12 yards in the first quarter to give the Bears an early 14-0 lead. Bonduel added to its lead on Colton Dobratz’s 54-yard touchdown pass to Connor Rosin and Dobratz’s 15-yarder to Zach Zernice and the Bears took a 28-0 halftime lead.
Weyauwega-Fremont’s score came with 10:45 remaining in the third quarter, as Blake Hudziak hooked up with Aaron Schroeder for a 79-yard TD pass.
The Bears outgained the Indians 273-74 on the ground, but W-F had a 233-70 advantage through the air.
Hudziak completed 14 of 27 passes for 220 yards, while Bonduel’s defense held Logan Erdmann and Adam Krause to a combined 51 yards on 17 carries. Schroeder caught 10 passes for 148 yards, while Dan Prillwitz caught three for 60 yards.
Andrew Wild led the Indians in tackles with 15, followed by Erdmann with 12; Corey Schmidt, Anthony Behn, Schroeder and Prillwitz with eight each; Cody Chase with six; and Krause with five.
The Indians will face a big test Friday, Oct. 4, as W-F heads takes on defending Division 5 state champion Amherst on the Falcons’ home field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.