A strange high school football season in a strange year continued for New Holstein High School on Friday (Oct. 16) as the Huskies lost to Oshkosh Lourdes 26-12 in a game played at Menasha St. Mary High School.
New Holstein was supposed to host Two Rivers on Friday but the Purple Raiders had to cancel the game because of COVID-19. At the last minute, NHHS Athletic Director Jason Hoerth was able to schedule this nonconference game with Lourdes. The Knights made it to Level 4 in the playoffs last year and were 3-0 this season with three lopsided wins, but they play in a lower division than the Huskies.
The difference in divisions showed early as the Huskies scored the first two touchdowns of the game, but Lourdes wound up scoring the next four touchdowns to win.
Sam Cady had a 7-yard touchdown run and Michael Volz scored from 4 yards out for the Huskies. Volz led the team with 97 yards rushing in 16 carries, while Cady added 77 yards on 9 carries. Volz also caught three passes for 55 yards.
New Holstein led 12-6 at halftime but trailed 19-12 going into the final quarter.
For more on this game, please see the Oct. 22 issue of the Tri-County News.