Despite a scoreless first quarter, New Holstein High School’s football team was thoroughly in control of Friday night’s game against Manitowoc Roncalli.
That started to show up on the scoreboard in the second quarter as the Huskies put up 28 points in the quarter on their way to a 36-8 win over the Jets at Municipal Field in Manitowoc.
New Holstein ran 20 offensive plays to Roncalli’s 3 in the first quarter. As the quarter ended the Huskies were knocking on the door of a score, and on the second play of the second quarter Tyler Gebhart plunged in from a yard out. Cohen Barajas kicked the first of his four extra points in the game and New Holstein led 7-0.
The defense was again a key for the Huskies in this one. Through three games this season, New Holstein has yet to give up a point in the first three quarters. Prior to the closing minutes of the third quarter when New Holstein’s reserves entered the game, the Jets had negative 29 yards of total offense.
Going back to the second quarter, New Holstein scored all four times it had the ball. Mason Buteyn got his first TD of the year on a 5-yard run. Quarterback Henry Schnell then hit Gebhart on a 27-yard scoring pass, and later in the quarter Schnell connected with Zachary Roix on a 22-yard TD for a 28-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, New Holstein put together a punishing 70-yard scoring drive capped by a Cody Abler 1-yard touchdown run. Later in the quarter the Husky defense scored a safety by tackling a Jet halfback in the end zone, putting New Holstein up 36-0.
Roncalli put together a scoring drive in the fourth quarter with the running clock employed.
Sean Floyd and Gebhart each intercepted passes in the game for the Huskies.
(For more on this game please see the Sept. 9 issue of the Tri-County News.)