Comets get defensive
Waupaca picks up second win
By Greg Seubert
A three-game home stretch wrapped up on a positive note for the Waupaca football team.
The Comets held Green Bay East to minus-1 rushing yard Sept. 22 in a 28-0 Bay Conference win over the Red Devils at Comet Field.
Waupaca found the end zone on its first two possessions and added touchdowns in the second and third quarters while the Comet defense held East to 59 yards of offense, including 19 in the second half.
After holding the Red Devils to a three-and-out on the game’s opening drive, Brenden Canterbury capped a 10-play, 62-yard drive with a 9-yard quarterback keeper with 6:41 to go in the first quarter.
Another three-and-out and punt for the Red Devils gave Waupaca the ball at the East 47-yard line and the Comets needed only six plays to go up by two scores. Canterbury connected with Justin Vaughn for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 2:40 remaining in the quarter.
An interception ended the Comets’ third drive of the game, but Canterbury’s 5-yard TD run with 45 seconds to go in the first half gave the home team a 21-0 lead at the break.
Jack Menzies accounted for the only score of the second half with a 22-yard run that wrapped up a four-play, 64-yard drive with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Besides outgaining the Red Devils 346-59, the Comet defense also had 11 tackles for loss.
Terry Schmidt gained 84 yards on 12 carries to lead Waupaca, while Menzies added 62 yards on nine attempts.
Waupaca improved to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the Bay and will travel to Seymour at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, for a conference matchup with the Thunder.