Two Rivers scored on their first play of the game and returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown and those turned out to be huge plays as TR ruined Kiel's Homecoming with a 41-23 Eastern Wisconsin Conference football win at Fifrick Field Friday night.
Sophomore halfback Chase Matthias ripped off touchdown runs of 80, 43, 31 and 17 yards. Unofficially, he ran for 263 yards.
Jonah Funkhouser caught an 11 yard pass from Connor Faust to bring Kiel back to within 7-6. Faust added TD runs in the fourth quarter and the Kiel defense recorded a safety, but it was far from enough.
Both Kiel and Two Rivers are now 2-3 in conference play and must win both of their remaining games to reach the playoffs. Kiel's road is a bit easier as they play the bottom two teams, Valders and Roncalli, to close out the regular season.
Two Rivers plays Roncalli and closes out against New Holstein in a game that could have playoff implications for both teams.
|TWO RIVERS 41 KIEL 23|
TR- Chase Matthias, 80 yard run (Connor Sanford kick) 9:36
K- Jonah Funkhouser, 11 yard pass from Connor Faust (kick blocked) 4:40
TR- Matthias, 17 yard run (Sanford kick) 8:36
TR- Justin Klinkner, 10 yard run (Sanford kick) 1:38
TR- Austin Phillips, 90 yard kickoff return (kick failed) 11:40
TR- Matthias, 31 yard run (Sanford kick) 6:40
K: Safety, TR called for holding in the end zone 11:51
K: Faust, 11 yard run (Dan Schmitz run) 6:15
TR: Matthias, 43 yard run (Sanford kick) 5:08
K: Faust, 23 yard run (Ezekiel Sippel kick) 0:23
|EWC FOOTBALL STANDINGS||CONF.||OVERALL|
|Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheb. Christian||5-0||7-0|
|FRIDAY'S EWC SCOREBOARD|
|Two Rivers 41 Kiel 23|
|New Holstein 38 Valders 8|
|Kohler/Lutheran/Christian 54 Chilton 14|
|Brillion 42 Manitowoc Roncalli 0|
|FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8|
|Kiel at Valders|
|Chilton at Brillion|
|Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Christian at New Holstein|
|Manitowoc Roncalli at Two Rivers|
|FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15|
|New Holstein at Two Rivers|
|Kiel at Manitowoc Roncalli|
|Valders at Chilton|
|Brillion at Kohler/Sheb. Lutheran/Sheb. Christian|