The new Fifrick Field has not had a track meet yet, but you could make an argument for that Friday night.
In a wild offensive shootout, the Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Christian tri-op team stunned the home crowd at Fifrick in their debut game in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference by rallying for a 50-42 win over Kiel ruining the debut of new Raider coach David Esswein.
Junior KLC quarterback Robby Michael threw for six touchdown passed including the go-ahead score with just over two minutes left. Kiel, minus starting quarterback Carson Lepisto, saw a last ditch comeback effort drive into KLC territory where it ended on an interception. Lepisto left the game early in the fourth quarter under a concussion protocol.
Kiel led from the opening kick as Alex Kleinhans started the 2020 season with a bang scampering 77 yards with the opening kick. Kiel would enjoy an 18-point lead at 36-18, but couldn't close the deal.
|Kiel||Alex Kleinhans, 77 yard kickoff return (Ryan Freund kick) 11:48||Kiel 7 KLC 0|
|Kiel||Kleinhans, 1 yard run (Freund kick) 3:52||Kiel 14 KLC 0|
|KLC||Casey Verhagen, 37 yard pass from Robby Michael (run failed) 0:40||Kiel 14 KLC 6|
|KLC||Verhagen, 16 yard pass from Michael (run failed) 7:27||Kiel 14 KLC 12|
|Kiel||Jason Klauck, 24 yard pass from Carson Lepisto (Freund kick) 4:08||Kiel 21 KLC 12|
|Kiel||Klauck, 22 yard pass from Lepisto (Freund kick) 0:45||Kiel 28 KLC 12|
|KLC||Verhagen, 7 yard pass from Michael (pass failed) 9:24||Kiel 28 KLC 18|
|Kiel||Daniel Schmitz, 6 yard run (Kleinhans run) 6:59||Kiel 36 KLC 18|
|KLC||Colin Girdaukas, 67 yard pass from Michael (Girdaukas pass from Michael) 3:50||Kiel 36 KLC 28|
|KLC||Michael, 1 yard run (pass failed) 3:50||Kiel 36 KLC 34|
|Kiel||Schmitz, 3 yard run (kick failed) 10:35||Kiel 42 KLC 34|
|KLC||Girdaukas, 55 yard pass from Michael (Cole pass from Michael) 9:17||Kiel 42 KLC 42|
|KLC||Verhagen, 49 yard pass from Michael (Girdaukas pass from Michael) 2:46||KLC 50 Kiel 42|