Passing, defense key in shutout
By John Faucher
Polar Bear quarterback Charlie Schabo completed 11 of 18 passes for 161 yards and two touchdown passes to Brock Young in Hortonville’s season opener Friday, Aug. 19 at home.
Meanwhile a rigid Hortonville defense held the Kaukauna Ghosts scoreless in all four quarters of non-conference play. The Polar Bear defense allowed only six first downs and 158 total yards in the game.
Hortonville got on the board early with a 61-yard pass completion from Schabo to Young.
Polar Bear defensive back Branden Vallafskey’s second quarter interception helped set up a 23-yard field goal by Jake Buhler to give Hortonville a 10-0 lead going into the half.
Schabo then connected again with Luker in the fourth quarter to score on a 15-yard touchdown pass. Buhler made the extra point to put the Polar Bears up 17-0 for the shutout.
Hortonville travels to Appleton East Friday, Aug. 26 for a non-conference game against the Patriots.
The Polar Bears will return home for their first conference matchup of the season against Oshkosh North at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.