New Holstein High School’s football team piled up 17 first downs, 348 yards rushing and 42 points in the first half alone on Friday on its way to a 48-6 win over visiting North Fond du Lac.
Senior Tyler Gebhart had a huge game for the Huskies, rushing for three touchdowns and catching another one from quarterback Henry Schnell.
The nonconference game looked a lot like the 49-0 drubbing the Huskies handed the Orioles two years ago.
New Holstein scored on all six of its first-half possessions to invoke the running clock. Gebhart got the first two TDs on runs of 11 and 19 yards in the first quarter, with sophomore Quinn Strobl getting his first varsity touchdown from 11 yards out early in the second quarter.
Later in the second quarter, Cody Abler plowed in from two yards out. Schnell connected on an 11-yard TD pass to Gebhart later in the quarter, and the half was capped off on a 30-yard scoring run by Gebhart.
With the running clock going in the second half and the reserves in the game, the Orioles tallied a fouth quarter touchdown before sophomore Owen Abler scored from 27 yards out for New Holstein in the final minutes.
Junior kicker Cohen Barajas booted the first six extra points of the night before the seventh was blocked. The six PATs is tied for the third most in a game in school history.
New Holstein had five ball carriers rush for 59 or more yards, led by Mason Buteyn with 82 yards on 11 carries.
(For more on the Huskies please see the Sept. 2 issue of the Tri-County News.)