Six years of frustration were unleashed by the New Holstein football team on the opening drive of their Eastern Wisconsin Conference football game versus arch rival Kiel.
A six-year losing streak to the Raiders, including shut outs the past three times, came to an end Friday night as the Huskies rolled to a surprisingly easy 42-17 win at Kiel’s Fifrick Field.
Most of the damage was done by senior running back Michael Volz. Volz rambled for four touchdowns and 232 yards as NH built a 28-3 halftime lead.
Volz had scoring runs of 6, 45, 9 and 32 yards. His six yard jaunt came on a ten play, 49-yard drive to start the game and the Huskies were well on their way.
New Holstein coach Matt Rupp credited the offensive line for creating the holes.
“Tonight we had Hunter Lisowe at center, Eli Lefeber, Blake Ritchie and Ashton Ruedinger at guard, and Sam Casper and Zander Casper at tackles, and Adam Casper at tight end.”
Kiel saw the return of running backs Connor Meyer and Alex Kleinhans, but the NH ground attack was in high gear as the Huskies improved to 4-2 on the year.
“New Holstein was just unstoppable,” said Kiel coach David Esswein.
“I don’t think it was a case of them wanting it more. They controlled the ball and line of scrimmage.”
Regular season play ends next Friday with the Huskies hosting Chilton for their Homecoming game and Kiel, 3-3 overall, going to Brillion.
New Holstein 42 Kiel 17
NH- Michael Volz, 6 yard run (Faton Azemi kick) 7:03
NH- Volz, 45 yard run (Azemi kick) 2:32
Kiel- Ryan Freund, 36 yard field goal 11:56
NH- Sam Cady, 76 yard pass from Cameron Olson (Azemi kick) 11:04
NH- Volz, 9 yard run (Azemi kick) 7:05
NH- Volz, 32 yard run (Azemi kick) 6:18
Kiel- Keenan Manz, 5 yard pass from Carson Lepisto (Freund kick) 1:18
NH- Cody Abler, 1 yard run (Azemi kick) 6:10
Kiel- Charlie Freis, 76 yard pass from Lepisto (Freund kick) 1:59