Wolves get conference win against Indians
By Holly Neumann
The Manawa Wolves brought home a 40-21 victory over the Weyauwega-Fremont Indians, during the Sept. 11 conference match-up in Weyauwega.
Luke Wilz was the first person to put points on the board for the Wolves, while Ethan Hass added 2 extra points early in the first quarter.
Weyauwega-Fremont pushed to the 9-yard line on their next possession, but were called for an intentional grounding of the ball, turning it back over to Manawa.
With time running out in the first quarter, the Wolves went to Hass for a 26-yard run, then to Zach Kreklow for a 35-yard run to end the quarter with the score at 8-0.
Starting the second quarter on the 22-yard line, the Wolves moved the ball into scoring position once again. Quarterback Brandon Radloff pitched the ball to Wilz on second-and-goal for the score, followed by Kreklow for the PAT, bringing the score to 16-0.
Manawa attempted an on-side kick but Gavin Curtis grabbed the ball for the Indians in good field position.
A pass to Dylan Pankow put the Indians on the 10-yard line, followed by Brandon Scheer for the score. The point after touchdown failed, bringing the score to 16-6.
On Manawa’s next possession, Wilz scored again for the Wolves on a run from mid field, followed by Hass with the PAT, widening the gap to 26-6.
W-F had another scoring run when Logan Bosquez threw the ball to Sam Schoenick for a touchdown. Austin Marker scored the extra 2 points, bringing the Indians within 10 points of the Wolves. The first half ended with a score of 24-14.
Manawa started the second half of the game with the ball, but was not able to do much and turned the ball over to the Indians. W-F then fumbled on the third down, giving Manawa the ball back on the 43-yard line.
Hass ran the ball to the 5-yard line, followed by Kreklow who punched the ball into the end-zone on a short run. With Hass running in the ball for the extra points, the Wolves took a 32-14 lead.
On the Indians next possession, Bosquez threw a deep pass to Schoenick, followed by a personal foul by Manawa. Weyauwega-Fremont found themselves on the 9-yard line.
On fourth-and-goal Bosquez found Schoenick in the end zone for a touchdown. Bosquez kicked the extra point putting the scoring for the third quarter at 32-21.
The Wolves made the final score of the game on a quarterback keeper when Radloff went up the middle. Hakeem Benhamadi scored the extra points, giving the Wolves a 40-21 lead with 3 minutes left in the game.
Weyauwega-Fremont was able to move the ball on their next possession, but it was not enough, turning the ball back over to Manawa, who took a knee to finish out the game.
Weyauwega-Fremont will travel to Iola-Scandinavia on Sept. 18 to take on the Thunderbirds, while Manawa will host Shiocton at home.