A football team dealing with low numbers this season put up some big numbers in its first game.
Manawa scored six first-half touchdowns Aug. 21 and cruised to a 53-0 nonconference win over Marion/Tigerton.
Adam Langman and Tanner Meyer scored on 9- and 30-yard runs, respectively in the first quarter. Brandon Radloff connected with Matt Radloff for a 28-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, while Langman added a 72-yard TD run and Brandon Radloff scored from a yard out. The Wolves added another score before the break to take a 40-0 halftime lead.
Ethan Hass returned the second-half kick 60 yards for Manawa’s seventh trip to the end zone, while Zach Teuscher capped the scoring from a yard out later in the third quarter.
Manawa had 329 yards of offense, including 256 on the ground. Langman led the way with 122 yards on eight carries. Brandon Radloff completed two of five passes for 73 yards.
The Wolves will host Coleman at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, before opening Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play Friday, Sept. 5, at home against Weyauwega-Fremont.