Well that’s not the way New Holstein High School’s football team wanted its Homecoming game to go.
The Huskies battled Kohler-Sheboygan Lutheran-Sheboygan Christian (KLC) early but watched the Blue Bombers move out to a 22-0 halftime lead, and things snowballed in the second half as the Huskies fell 44-7.
KLC led 6-0 after one quarter but scored on the first play of the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead.
The Blue Bombers were moving toward another score in the quarter when New Holstein’s Reed Wagner intercepted a pass in the end zone and ran it out to the 4-yard line. But New Holstein’s offense had difficulty sustaining drives against the improved Kohler defense all night. A first quarter drive got to the KLC 24-yard line but ended on an interception.
New Holstein needed something good to happen early in the second half. Instead, KLC’s standout quarterback Robby Michael ran 69 yards for a score on the first play of the half.
Michael ran for 177 yards on 15 carries in the game and threw for 180 yards. He rushed for three TDs and passed for two others.
New Holstein’s lone score came in the fourth quarter when KLC started substituting. Tyler Gebhart got the TD on a 24-yard run and Cohen Barajas booted the extra point.
New Holstein quarterback Henry Schnell rushed for 103 yards on 14 carries in the game.
(For more on this game and next Friday’s game please see the Oct. 14 issue of the Tri-County News.)