By Greg Bates
West De Pere took the biggest win of the week for the area teams. Pulaski also remained undefeated after scoring a big win on the road.
West De Pere 43, Kaukauna 42
West De Pere looks like the real deal early this season.
The Phantoms earned 28 points against host Kaukauna before being forced to post a 43-42 overtime victory on August 26.
The Ghosts scored first to go up 42-35, but Najeh Mitchell scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to get within one. Coach Chris Greisen opted to go for 2 and the win, and Mitchell took a pass into the end zone to give West De Pere the win on August 26.
Quarterback Duke Shovald had a phenomenal night pass, going 19 of 26 for 348 yards and two touchdowns.
Wide receiver Ryder LaSage also threw for a 33-yard touchdown on his only pass of the game.
Mitchell had 189 all-purpose yards, scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving), and the game-winning 2-point conversion.
Ben Lemirand and Brody Kerscher had touchdown receptions.
The Phantoms are off to their first 2-0 start since 2019.
Pulaski 21, Hortonville 16
After trailing 10-0 early on, Pulaski scored an unanswered 21 points and beat host Hortonville 21-16 on August 26.
A blocked kick and a return for a touchdown got the Red Raiders going in the second quarter.
Pulaski (2-0) took the lead for good in the third when quarterback Logan Schultz hit Aidan McDougal for a 7-yard touchdown to make it 14-10.
Maverick Cole, who rushed for 71 yards on eight carries, had an 8-yard touchdown run to put Pulaski up 11 entering the fourth quarter.
Schultz completed 9 of 15 passes for 94 yards. McDougal had three receptions for 36 yards.
34 Moraine Caldera, 21 Ashwaubenon
Ashwaubenon trailed by three touchdowns in the first eight minutes of his game at Kettle Moraine and ended up falling 34-21 on August 25.
Down 20-0, Ashwaubenon quarterback Boone Kirst hit Eli Zollar for a 28-yard touchdown near the end of the first quarter.
After Kettle Moraine responded, Kirst connected with Jayden Schoen for a 12-yard touchdown to make it 27-14 for the Jaguars.
Again, Kettle Moraine scored and Ashwaubenon (0-2) had the final touchdown when Hayden Thomas hit Easton Hockers from 15 yards out.
Kirst had a busy night shooting, going 29-for-58 for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Jacob McVane had 44 rushing yards and Caden Van Duyse had 96 receiving yards.
Oshkosh North 33, Green Bay Southwest 0
Green Bay Southwest struggled to generate much offense, falling 33-0 at home to Oshkosh North on August 25.
The Trojans (0-2) finished with 27 yards of total offense.
“Oshkosh North was a really physical team and we fought to match them in every phase of the game,” said Green Bay Southwest Assistant Head Coach Aaron Van Eperen. “Our execution, energy and effort just weren’t good enough to compete in this game. We need everyone, coaches and players, to go back and look in the mirror a little bit and have some tough conversations to put things right before facing a really talented and well-coached team in Ashwaubenon this week.”
Mason Meyer was 5-for-14 through the air for 17 yards.
Jacob Hanson led the Trojans in rushing with 29 yards on 13 carries.
Manawa 56, Green Bay West 0
Green Bay West (0-2) was forced to commit six turnovers and lost 56-0 at Manawa on Aug. 26.
The Wildcats trailed 49-0 at halftime when Manawa ran for five touchdowns on the night.
“We had six turnovers, one for a pick-6, and we made fundamental mistakes early on,” Green Bay West first-year coach Drew Brusoe said.
Ricky Bell was 2-for-4 passing to West for 48 yards. His best receiver was Dakotah Montez, who had a 41-yard reception.
Jalen Brown rushed for 47 yards on 20 carries. He also had eight tackles on defense, one for a loss.
North Appleton 42, Green Bay Preble 0
In a tough road environment, Green Bay Preble (0-2) was defeated 42-0 by Appleton North on Aug. 25.
Hornets quarterback David Torres was 4-for-16 for 38 yards passing.
Xavier Simon and Jack Neumann each had 19 receiving yards.
Ja’donn Potter-Kanyata had 18 carries for 32 yards.
Algoma 48, NEW Lutheran Nation/Oneida 12
The United, which is an 8-player cooperative for the NEW Lutheran and Oneida Nation, lost their season opener at Algoma 48-12 on August 25.
United (0-1) trailed 14-0 when Jedi Gbaja-Biamila scored on a 3-yard run to make it 14-6.
Algoma responded with the next 18 points to pull away.
Bryce Liebzeit had a 9-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for United.
Liebzeit had a great game, rushing for 144 yards on 17 carries.
Quarterback Reid Nelson was 3 of 8 for 17 yards; Griffin Steffel had all three catches.
Gbaja-Biamila had nine tackles and a sack to lead United’s defence.
Other area scores:
Kingsford (MI) 55, Green Bay East 0; Luxembourg-Hull 56, Seymour 6.