Chilton trailed only briefly at 7-6, otherwise it was all Tigers and Cayden Popp as they returned to action on the gridiron Friday night with an impressive 44-21 Eastern Wisconsin Conference football win at Valders on a wet, windy and chilly evening. With the win goes the Battle of Hwy. 151 trophy.
Popp ran for two touchdowns and caught two others for scores as the game went on a running clock for just a bit in the third quarter before the Vikings cut into their deficit.
“This is a fun game,” says Chilton coach Mike Arendt, who once served as an assistant in the Valders program.
“Our offense was great. We put 44 points on the board and had a couple other scores called back. Defensively, we have a few things to tidy up.”
Chilton moves to 2-1, just a game behind conference leading Brillion who trounced formerly unbeaten Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Christian, 52-22, Friday night.
Chilton was scheduled to play Brillion last Friday, but the COVID situation caused postponement.
“We hope to somehow make that up,” adds Arendt whose team will finally play a home game next Friday against Kiel.
|C- Cayden Popp, 49 yard run (kick failed)||10:10|
|V- RJ Jeffery, 5 yard run (Erik Corona kick)||7:40|
|C- Popp, 12 yard run (pass failed)||4:19|
|C- Popp, 38 yard pass from Tyler Meyer (Meyer run)||2:43|
|C- Luke Moehn blocked punt in end zone for safety||6:39|
|C- Lukas Halbach, 42 yard pass from Meyer (Jackson Ludwig pass from Meyer)||5:31|
|C- Popp, 57 yard pass from Meyer (run failed)||0:14|
|C- Halbach, 7 yard pass from Meyer (Wilcox pass from Meyer)||4:15|
|V- Bernie Van Den Heuvel, 45 yard run (kick failed)||3:20|
|V- Van Den Heuvel, 14 yard pass from Cole Hove (Tim Yaeger run)||4:43|