A pair of running backs teamed up to run for more than 300 yards and scored five touchdowns Sept. 5, as Manawa opened Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play with a convincing 62-18 win over Weyauwega-Fremont.
Adam Langman led the way with 156 yards and two scores for Manawa, while Luke Wilz chipped din with 155 yards and found the end zone three times.
The teams combined for five touchdowns in the first quarter alone. Langman scored from 41 yards out, Trevor Flease hit Dylan Pankow with a 65-yard pass to put the Indians on the board, Wilz scored on an 18-yard run, W-F’s Blake Hudziak scored on a 2-yard run and Tanner Meyer scored from 43 yards out to give the Wolves a 22-12 lead heading into the second quarter.
Manawa took a 42-12 lead into the locker room at halftime after scoring three more times in the second quarter. Wilz scored on 5- and 16-yard runs, while Brandon Radloff threw a 49-yarder to Langman.
Hudziak threw a 14-yard TD pass for the Indians’ final score.
Manawa wasn’t finished, as Meyer returned a kickoff 82 yards, Radloff scored from 5 yards out. Manawa recovered a fumble in W-F’s end zone for the final points.
The Wolves outgained the Indians 478-222. Manawa held W-F to minus-11 rushing yards.
Manawa improved to 3-0 on the season, while W-F fell to 1-2. The Indians will host Iola-Scandinavia at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, while the Wolves will head to Shiocton.