2018 Varsity Football – Est. 1914 < 105 years >

//2018 Varsity Football – Est. 1914 < 105 years >

2018 Varsity Football – Est. 1914 < 105 years >

Go to link below for complete 2018  FDL Cardinals Daily/Weekly Fall Schedule and Rescheduled events

http://www.foxvalleyassociation.org/public/genie/240/school/4/

Go to link below for complete FVA  Football– Stats & Standings

http://www.fvasports.net/page/show/1251325-football

2018 Varsity Football Schedule

Score     Record
   31-28     1 – 0 Away vs. Kimberly
   49 -0     2 – 0  (H)  DC Everest H.S.          
   30 – 7      3 – 0 Away vs. Appleton North
   49 – 6       4 – 0  Away vs. Kingsford, Mich
   63 – 20       5 – 0  (H)   Hortonville        
    49 – 0      6 – 0 Away vs. Oshkosh North
     48 – 7      7 – 0 (H)  Oshkosh West
     49 – 7      8 – 0 Away vs Neenah
     42 – 7      9 – 0 (H) Stevens Point

Outscored opponents  410  –  82    –     2018 VFA South Conference Champions

Varsity Football  Roster  

Number               Name    Grade   Position                Ht.          Wt.

2              Eben Sauer         12           RB                           5’9″        155

3              Sam Schmidt      12           DB                          5’7″        145

4              Carson Raddatz 12           QB/LB                   6′             185

5              Sam Hernandez 12           DB                          6′             175

7              Zavier Ellis           11           RB/LB                    5’9″        165

8              Moses Riehl        11           TE                           6’1″        205

9              Eli Sieckman       12           DB                          5’11”      160

10           River Reifsnider 10           RB/DB                   5’9″        170

11           Tyler Collien       10           WR/DB                 5’11”      165

12           Jonah Deitte       12           WR                         6’3″        165

13           David McArthur 10           WR/DB                 5’10”      160

14           Ben Viau              12           LB/RB                    6’2″        205

15           Ben Birschbach  11           QB                          6’1″        165

16           Ethan Kissinger 11           DB                          5’10”      180

17           Kyle Walljasper 10           QB                          6′             190

18           Nick Behnke       11           WR/DB                 5’10”      150

19           Julian Murillo     11           DB/WR                 5’9″        145

20           Cole Seigworth 12           WR/DB                 6′             155

21           Reno Naebe       10           RB/LB                    5’11”      160

23           Caeleb Plante    11           WR/DB                 6′             155

24           Bobby Herbeck 10           DB/WR                 5’7″        145

25           Michael Schomisch          10           LB/WR  6’1″        175

26           Drew Bonlander               12           DB          6′             175

27           Drew Mueller    10           WR/DB                 5’7″        145

28           Jared Scheberl   12           K                             6’2″        155

29           Isaac Ortegon    10           DB/RB                   5’5″        140

30           Ean Garfoot        10           WR/DB                 5’11”      160

31           Dylan Sieloff       12           DB/RB                   5’10”      180

33           James Riehl         11           RB                           5’7″        160

36           Fletcher Haus     11           LB                           5’11”      165

38           Gavin Baseley    11           RB/DB                   5’10”      165

39           Jon Vanna           11           RB                           5’8″        150

40           Tyler Van De Slunt           10           WR/LB  5’8″        165

41           Michael Towell  10           LB                           6′             160

42           Sam Wood          10           LB/RB                    6′             180

43           Elijah Diederich 11           TE/LB                     6′             180

44           Hunter Hansen  11           LB/RB    6′             185

45           Austin Bunkelman           10           LB/RB    5’10”      175

48           Adam Hopper    12           LB/TE                     6’3″        205

50           Brady Immel      12           OL                           6′             245

52           Andrew Stone   12           OL/DL                    6′             260

53           Eli Drost               10           DL/OL                    6′             190

54           Austin Baatz       12           DL                           5’9″        190

55           Logan Graf          10           LB/OL                    6′             185

56           Joe Schlagenhaft              12           OL           6′             260

57           Peter Abhold     10           DL/OL                    5’10”      190

58           Hunter Etheridge             12           OL/DL    5’11”      245

59           Nick Waldo         10           DL/OL                    5’9″        175

60           Riley Neal            12           OL                           5’11”      260

61           Levi Liedke          10           DL/OL                    6′             200

63           Nelson Esparza  10           DL/OL                    5’9″        175

64           Jonah Gutzmann              12           DL           5’9″        220

65           Carter King          10           DL/OL                    5’11”      170

67           Malique Walker 10           OL/DL                    6′             200

68           Isaiah Diederich 11           DL/OL                    6’2″        180

71           Jared Cotton      10           DL/OL                    5’8″        210

72           Joey Schmitz      10           DL/OL                    6′             265

73           Paul Thielman    11           OL                           6′             230

74           Luke Mueller      12           OL/DL                    6′             255

76           Christian Granado            10           DL/OL    5’10”      215

77           Louis Wagner-Lang          10           TE/LB     6’2″        170

78           Logan Berandt   12           OL                           6’3″        290

79           Jacob Cotton      12           DL                           6’1″        330

80           Jacob Hendricks 10           DB                          5’8″        155

83           Mack Sebert      10           TE/LB                     6’3″        180

84           Owen Nitkowski               11           LB/TE     6′             175

93           Sean Jurgensmeier          12           DL           6′             235

95           Hunter Thyrion  11           DL                           5’10”      220

96           Byron Sabel        12           DL                           6’4″        270

97           Hunter Murtha  12           RB                           6′             210

99           Nick Asmus         12           DL                           6’2″        215

Head Coach:    Steve Jorgensen

Assistant Coaches:

Nathan Wara

Andy Selgrad

Arik Gunderson

Steven Jorgensen

Justin Budiac

Ot Selgrad

Dakota Hermes

TJ Severson

Eric Gross

Brian Shea

Brian Harney

Joe Guyette

Dominic Tangredi

Mike Theis

Team Chaplain:

Rev. John Slotten

Superintendent:

Dr. James Sebert

Principal:

Matt Steinbarth

Athletic Director:

David Michalkiewicz

Athletic Trainer:

Peter Altschwager

Managers:

Jacob Glendinning

Zayd Hatahet-Donovan

 Go to link below for the complete WIAA Division 1  Football Brackets

http://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2018_Football_Boys_Div1_Sec1_2.html

WIAA Level 1 playoff game – #1 Seed  Fond du Lac (9-0)  vs  #8 Seed Madison La Follette (4-5) in Fond du Lac Friday October 19th  7:00 pm

Oct. 12, 2018    

The Fond du Lac football team defeated Stevens Point 42 – 7 and wins the  Valley Football Association – South  Championship with a 8-0 record. The 2018 football team is only the 4th team in Fond du Lac football history (Est. 1914 – 105 years) to go undefeated in conference play.

Fox River Valley Conference Champions

1943     (6 -2)

1969     (8 – 0)   No. 1 State Champions

1970     ??

1971      ??

1974     (8 – 0)  No. 1 State Champions

1977     (6 – 2)

1987     (10 – 3)  WIAA State Champions

Fox Valley Association Conference Champions

2001     (10 – 1)   FVA Champions  (8 – 0)

2002      (9 – 2)    FVA Co-Champions   (7 – 1)

*The FVA merged with the Wisconsin Valley Conference to form the Valley Football Association in 2011 and split into two divisions
** The Valley Football Association split into three divisions in 2017

2015   (7 – 1)  Valley Football Association – South   Champions

2017   (7 – 1)  Valley Football Association – South   (Co- Champions)

2018   (8 – 0)   Valley Football Association – South   Champions

Oct. 12, 2018                                                                                                                         

                                    1st       2nd      3rd      4th      Final Score     

            Stevens Point 0          0          0          7                7    

            Fond du Lac    7          14        7          14              42  

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1          :52       1          Eben Sauer 1 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                      

2          2:29     1          Carson Raddatz 1 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                           

2          :14       1          Carson Raddatz 1 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                           

3          10:31   6          Xavier Ellis 6 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                       

4          11:13   2          Xavier Ellis 2 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                       

4          :01       54        Reno Naebe 54 yd TD run, David McArthur XP kick

Rushing                                                                                  

Player                         Att       Yds       TD       

#2 Eben Sauer             18        117      1         

#$ Carson Raddatz      12        48        2         

#7 Xavier Ellis             13        114      2         

#21 Reno Naebe         2          56        1         

#31 Dylan Sieloff        1          9          0         

#38 Gavin Baseley      2          15        0         

#39 Jon Vanna            1          1          0         

#17 Kyle Walljasper   2          -12       0         

#20 Cole Seigworth    1          19        0         

Fond du Lac Totals      52        367      6

 

Passing                                                                                   

Player                         Comp.  Att.      Yds.      TD        Int

#4 Carson Raddatz      4          5          38        0          1

#17 Kyle Walljasper   0           2            0          0           0

Receiving                                                                               

Player                         Rec      Yds                  

#2 Eben Sauer             2          21                                                                                           

#11 Tyler Collien         1          6                                 

#97 Hunter Murtha    1          11       

Fond du Lac Totals      4          38       

 

Scoring                                                                                  

Player                         TD        1PAT   2PAT   FG        Total

#2 Eben Sauer             1          0          0          0          6

#4 Carson Raddatz      2          0          0          0          12

#7 Xavier Ellis             2          0          0          0          12

#28 Jared Scheberl     0          5          0          0          5

#13 David McArthur  0          1          0          0          1

#21 Reno Naebe         1          0          0          0          6

Fond du Lac Totals     6          6          0          0          42

                                                                                   

Defensive Stats                      Asst                             Sack

Player                         TCK      TCK      TFL       Sacks   Yds                                         

#4 Carson Raddatz      2                                             

#5 Sam Hernandez      1          1          1                     

#9 Eli Sieckman           1          1                                 

#14 Ben Viau              4          4                                 

#19 Julian Murillo                                                                              

#20 Cole Seigworth    1                                             

#26 Drew Bonlander   4          2                                 

#28 Jared Scheberl     1                                             

#29 Isaac Ortegon      1                                             

#31 Dylan Sieloff        1                      1                     

#40 Tyler Van de Slunt           2          1                     

#44 Hunter Hanson     7          2          2          1          6

#48 Adam Hopper      1          3          2                     

#52 Andrew Stone                  1                                 

#54 Austin Baatz        1                      1          1          10

#64 Jonah Gutzman    1          1                                 

#74 Luke Mueller        2                                             

#96 Byron Sabel                      2                                 

Fond du Lac Totals     28        19        8          2          16

 

Punt Returns                                                 

Player                         Ret      Yds      TD

#19 Julian Murillo       1          0          0

#11 Tyler Collien         1          16        0

Punting                    Punts       Yds.      TB        In 20

#48 Adam Hopper      1          28        0            1

Kick Returns                                                  

Player                         Ret      Yds       TD

#2 Eben Sauer             1          17        0

#21 Reno Naebe         1          -2         0

Kicking                                                            

Player                         FGA     FGM    XPA     XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl     0          0          5          5

#13 David McArthur  0          0          1          1

Also this week the JV team remained undefeated defeating Neenah 54 – 14  on Monday.  Now outscoring opponents 308 – 28

The Frosh team lost their first game of the season to Appleton North 26–20 on Thursday. Season record 7 – 1 Great season Frosh !!  Outscored  opponents 220 – 90.

WEEK 8 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Released 10/9/2018

DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 8-0 1
2 Kimberly 7-1 2
3 Muskego 8-0 3
4 Marquette 8-0 4
5 Franklin 8-0 5
6 Bay Port 8-0 6
7 Sun Prairie 7-1 8
8 Hudson 7-1 9
9 Verona 6-2 10
10(tie) Madison Memorial 7-1 UR
10(tie) Arrowhead 5-1 UR

October 5, 2018

Fond du Lac   14  7  14  14  –  49

Neenah             7    0    0   0  –  7

The Fond du Lac offense rushed for 557 yards on 40 carries

Eben Sauer  rushed for 227 yards on 12 carries – scored 3 TD’s rushing and a 46-yard touchdown pass from Carson Raddatz.

Carson Raddatz rushed for 167 yards on 14 carries – scored on a 76 yard run.

Zavier Ellis also scored on a  10 yard TD run   and  Reno Naebe scored on a 40 yard TD run 

Oct. 5, 2018

            1st      2nd     3rd     4th     Final Score  

            Fond du Lac 14       7          14       14             49

            Neenah         7          0          0          0                 7 

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1              8:42        76           Carson Raddatz 76 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick                                                                                                         

1              6:16        85           Eben Sauer 85 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick

2              6:04        41           Eben Sauer 41 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick    

3              9:17        41           Eben Sauer 41 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick    

3              5:11        46           Carson Raddatz 46 yd TD pass to Eben Sauer, Jared Scheberl xp kick

4              11:26     10           Xavier Ellis 10 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick

4              3:21        40           Reno Naebe 40 yd TD run, David McArthur xp kick

Rushing                                                                               

Player                                   Att          Yds         TD

Eben Sauer                         14           244         3

Carson Raddatz                 15           167         1

Xavier Ellis                           8              64           1

Reno Naebe                       1              40           1

James Riehl                         1              1              0

Gavin Baseley                    1              3              0

Jon Vanna                           1              4              0

Fond du Lac Totals       41      523       6

Passing                                                                                

Player                                   Comp.   Att.        Yds.        TD           Int

Carson Raddatz                 2              5              62           1              1

Receiving                                                                            

Player                                   Rec         Yds         TD           2PT         YAC

Eben Sauer                         1              46           1              0              0

Xavier Ellis                           1              16           0              0              0

Scoring                                                                                 

Player                                   TD           1PAT      2PAT      FG          Total

Eben Sauer                         4              0              0              0              24

Carson Raddatz                 1              0              0              0              6

Xavier Ellis                           1              0              0              0              6

Jared Scheberl                   0              6              0              0              6

David McArthur                0              1              0              0              1

Reno Naebe                       1              0              0              0              6

Fond du Lac Totals           7              7              0              0              49

Defensive Stats                                 Asst                                       Sack

Player                                   TCK        TCK        TFL         Sacks     Yds

#4 Carson Raddatz           3              1              1

#5 Sam Hernandez          1              4              1

#14 Ben Viau                      1              5              1

#19 Julian Murillo             6              2

#26 Drew Bonlander       1              3

#27 Drew Mueller                            1

#31 Dylan Dieloff             2              1

#36 Fletcher Haus                            2

#38 Gavin Baseley                           2

#40 Tyler Van De Slunt                   1

#44 Hunter Hansen         3              9              2              1              0

#45 Austin Bunkelman                   1

#48 Adam Hopper           2              4

#52 Andrew Stone          2              2              1                           ( 1 forced fumble )

#54 Austin Baatz               1

#64 Jonah Gutzmann                     1

#74 Luke Mueller             1              2              1              1              5       ( 1 fumble recovery)

#79 Jacob Cotton                             2              1

#96 Byron Sabel                                1              1

Fond du Lac Totals           23           44           9              2              5

 

Punt Returns         

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

Eben Sauer                         1              16           0

Jullian Murillo                    1              0              0

Punting                                                                    

Player                                   Punts    Yds.        TB           In 20

Adam Hopper                    1              36           0              0

Kick Returns                                                          

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

Eben Sauer                         2              0              0

Kicking                                                                     

Player                                   FGA       FGM      XPA        XPM

Jared Scheberl                   0              0              6              6

David McArthur                0              0              1              1

Also this week the JV team remained undefeated defeating Oshkosh West 42 – 8 on Monday.  Now outscoring opponents 254 – 14

The Frosh team also remains undefeated by defeating Neenah  42 – 0 on Thursday.  Now outscoring opponents 200 – 64

WEEK 7 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Released 10/2/2018

DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 7-0 1
2 Kimberly 6-1 2
3 Muskego 7-0 3
4 Marquette 7-0 4
5 Franklin 7-0 5
6 Bay Port 7-0 6
7 Neenah 6-1 7
8 Sun Prairie 6-1 8
9 Hudson 6-1 UR
10 Verona 5-2 UR

September 28, 2018

                                                1st      2nd     3rd     4th     Final Score  

            Oshkosh West        0          7          0          0                7  

            Fond du Lac             14       7          21       6               48

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1              6:39        27           Carson Raddatz 27 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick                                                                                                       

1              3:50        5              Carson Raddatz 5 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                         

2              1:54        4              Moses Riehl 4yd TD catch from Carson Raddatz, Jared Scheberl XP kick                                                                                                           

3              10:25     52           Carson Raddatx 52 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl xp kick                                                                                                      

3              7:28        4              Carson Raddatz 4 yd td run, Jared Scheberl xp kick                                                                                                          

3              5:00        20           Carson Raddatz 20 yd td pass to Eben Sauer, Jared Scheberl xp kick                                                                                                  

4              8:05        4              Zavier Ellis 4 yd td run, David McArthur missed xp kick                                                                                                  

Rushing                                                                               

Player                                    Att      Yds     TD       Fum    2PT

#2 Eben Sauer                     10       91                              

#4 Carson Raddatz           12       182     3                     

#7 Xavier Ellis                     8          8          1                                                                                 

#17 Kyle Walljasper         1          7                                 

#20 Cole Seigworth          2          53                   1         

#21 Reno Naebe                1          7                                 

#33 James Riehl                 2          16                              

#38 Gavin Baseley            1          5                                 

#39 Jon Vanna                    1          0                                 

Fond du Lac Totals            38       369     4          1          0

 

Passing                                                                                

Player                                    Comp.  Att.  Yds.   TD      Int

#4 Carson Raddatz           9          11       63       2          1                                             

#17 Kyle Walljasper         1          1          8                     

#12 Johan Diette               0          1          0          0          1

Fond du Lac Totals            10       13       71       2          2

 

Receiving                                                                            

Player                                    Rec     Yds     TD      

#2 Eben Sauer                     3          27       1                                                                                 

#8 Moses Riehl                   1          4          1                     

#12 Johan Deitte               1          6                                 

#13 David McArthur        1          8                                                                                 

#20 Cole Seigworth          2          5                                 

#23 Caleb Plante               1          9                                                                     

#97 Hunter Murtha          1          12                              

Fond du Lac Totals            10       71       2         

 

Scoring                                                                                

Player                                    TD       1PAT  2PAT  FG       Total

#2 Eben Sauer                     1                                                  6

#4 Carson Raddatz           4                                                 24

#7 Xavier Ellis                     1                                                  6

#8 Moses Riehl                   1                                                 6

#28 Jared Scheberl                           6                                 6

Fond du Lac Totals            7          6

 

Defensive Stats                              Asst                           Sack

Player                                    TCK     TCK     TFL      Sacks Yds                                                    

#4 Carson Raddatz           1          3          1                     

#5 Sam Hernandez            3          1                                

#7 Zavier Ellis                     1                                                                                                        

#14 Ben Viau                       1          5              (1 Fumble Recovery – returned 22 yards)

#21 Reno Naebe                            1                                 

#24 Bobby Herbeck                       1                                                                                 

#26 Drew Bonlander        2          2                                 

#28 Jared Scheberl                        1                                                                                 

#31 Dylan Sieloff               2          2          (1 Forced Fumb;e)

#36 Fletcher Haus             1                      1          1          2

#38 Gavin Baseley                        2                                 

#40 Tyler Van de Slunt                 1                                                                                 

#44 Hunter Hanson          5          7          3                                                                                 

#48 Adam Hopper             2          4          2          1          6                                             

#74 Luke Mueller               1          3          4          1          14                              

#96 Byron Sabel                             1          1                     

#99 Nick Asmus                 1          2          3          1          7

Fond du Lac Totals            21       35       15       4          29

 

Punt Returns                                                          

Player                                    Ret     Yds     TD

#2 Eben Sauer                     1          51       0

#19 Julian Murillo             5          53       0

 

Kick Returns                                               

Player                                    Ret     Yds     TD

#7 Xavier Ellis                     1          0          0

#31 Dylan Sieloff               1          18       0

 

Kicking                                                                     

Player                                    FGA    FGM   XPA    XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl                        0          0          6          6

#13 David McArthur        0          0          1          0

Thursday September 20,2018

                        1st       2nd       3rd      4th      Final Score     

Fond du Lac    28        7          0          14             49   

Oshkosh North 0        0          0          0                0    

 

Quarter           Time    Yards   Fond du Lac Scoring Plays                                                                                                         

1          9:36     25        Eben Sauer 25 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                  

1          6:11     23        Carson Raddatx 23 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                       

1          5:57     26        Sam Hernandez 26 yd TD INT, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                        

1          1:00     24        Cole Seigworth 24 yd TD Rec from Carson Raddatz, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                         

2          7:37     41        Eben Sauer 41 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                  

4          9:13     17        Kyle Walljasper 17 yd TD Run, David McArthur XP Kick                                                                                                     

4          2:54     2          Gavin Baseley 2 yd TD Run, David McArthur XP Kick

 

Scoring                                                                                

Player                         TD        1PAT   2PAT   FG        Total

#2 Eben Sauer            2          0          0          0          12

#4 Carson Raddaz      1          0          0          0          6

#17 Kyle Walljasper   1          0          0          0          6

#38 Gavin Baseley      1          0          0          0          6

#5 Sam Hernandez     1          0          0          0          6

#48 Jared Scheberl     0          5          0          0          5

#13 David McArthur  0          2          0          0          2

#5 Sam Hernandez     1          0          0          0          6

Fond du Lac Totals     7          7          0          0          49

 

Rushing                                                                               

Player                         Att       Yds      TD       

#2 Eben Sauer            8          94        2         

#4 Carson Raddatz     9          58        1         

#7 Xavier Ellis             5          22        0         

#11 Tyler Collien        1          12        0         

#17 Kyle Walljasper   1          17        1

#20 Cole Seigworth   1          7          0

#21 Reno Naebe         2          11        0

#33 James Riehl          6          11        0

#38 Gavin Baseley      3          21        1

 Fond du Lac Totals    36        253      5

 

Passing                                                                                

Player                         Comp. Att.      Yds.     TD        Int

#4 Carson Raddatz     2          3          49        1          0

#17 Kyle Walljasper   4          5          63        0          0

Fond du Lac Totals     6          8          112      1          0

 

Receiving                                                                            

Player                         Rec      Yds      TD        2PT      YAC

#11 Tyler Collien        1          22        0          0          0

#12 Johan Deitte        1          25        0          0          0

#13 David McArthur  1          32        0          0          0

#18 Nick Behnke        1          6          0          0          0

#20 Cole Seigworth   1          24        1          0          0

#42 Sam Wood           1          3          0          0          0

Fond du Lac Totals     6          112      1          0          0

 

Defensive Stats                                             

                                                     Asst                             Sack   

Player                         TCK      TCK      TFL       Sacks   Yds     

#4 Carson Raddatz                 3                                                                     

#5 Sam Hernandez     1          3          (1 Interception- returned 26 yds – TD)                     

#10 River Reifsnider   1          2                                                                     

#14 Ben Viau                          2                                                                                             

#19 Julian Murillo      1          1                                                                     

#24 Bobby Herbeck   1          1                                                                     

#26 Drew Bonlander              1                                                                     

#27 Drew Mueller                  1                                                                     

#29 Isaac Ortegon                  1                                                                     

#31 Dylan Sieloff        1                                                                                 

#36 Fletcher Haus      3                                                                                 

#40 Tyler Van De Slunt          1                                                                     

#41 Michael Towell    1                                                                                 

#44 Hunter Hansen    3          6          1                                                         

#48 Adam Hopper                  1          1                                                         

#54 Austin Baatz        (Fumble Recovery)    

#55 Logan Graf                       1          (Forced Fumble)                                                        

#74 Luke Mueller                   3          1                                                         

#77 Louis Wagner-Lang                     1          (1 interception – returned 23 yds)               

#79 Jacob Cotton                               2          1                                                         

#93 Sean Jurgensmeier                      1                                                                     

#96 Byron Sabel                                 1          1                                                         

#99 Nick Asmus                      1          1                                                                     

 

Punt Returns                                                          

Player                         Ret      Yds      TD

#19 Julian Murillo      3          5          0

 

Punting                                                                    

Player                         Punts  Yds.    

#48 Adam Hopper      1          32       

 

Kicking                                                                     

Player                         FGA     FGM    XPA     XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl     0          0          5          5

#13 David McArthur  0          0          2          2

Fond du Lac Totals     0          0          7          7

Frosh Football        FDL 34  Appleton East 13  Record  5 – 0

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RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 5-0 1
2 Kimberly 4-1 2
3 Muskego 5-0 3
4 Neenah 5-0 4
5 Franklin 5-0 5
6 Marquette 5-0 6
7 Bay Port 5-0 7
8 Madison Memorial 5-0 8
9 Hudson 5-0 9
10 Sun Prairie 4-1 10

Fond du Lac 63  Hortonville 20

Zavier Ellis 8 rushes for 146 yds    (49 yard TD run)  (1 yard TD run)  (80 yard TD run)

Eben Sauer 5 rushes for 141 yards  (60 yard TD run)   (43 yard TD run)

Carson Raddatz 6 rushes for 92 yards  (44 yard TD run)  

 

Blocking up front – Offensive Line

(G) Andrew Stone  (G) Paul Thielman  ( C ) Riley Neal  (T) Joe Schlagenhaft      (T) Logan Berandt  (TE) Moses Riehl

(FB) Hunter Murtha

1st      2nd     3rd     4th     Final Score    

Fond du Lac 20       29       7          7          63      

Hortonville  0          13       0          7          20

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1          9:54     60        Eben Sauer 60 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                   

1          5:47     44        Carson Raddatz 44 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                       

1          :50       49        Xavier Ellis 49 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Blocked                                                                                                          

2          10:56   33        Eben Sauer 33 yd TD Catch, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                

2          9:53     0          Adam Hopper Tackle for loss and safety                                                                                                     

2          8:43     1          Xavier Ellis 1 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                      

2          6:16     43        Eben Sauer 43 yd TD Run, Jarend Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                 

2          2:44     80        Xavier Ellis 80 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Blocked                                                                                                          

3          2:49     3          Jon Vanna 3 yd TD Run, David McArthur XP Kick                                                                                                    

4          2:23     35        Reno Naebe 35 yd TD Run, David McArthur XP Kick           

Rushing

Player                         Att       Yds       TD        Fum    

#2 Eben Sauer             4          130      2          0         

#4 Carson Raddatz      6          92        1          0         

#7 Xavier Ellis             11        142      3          0         

#3 Sam Schmidt          1          0          0          1         

#15 Ben Birschbach    2          10        0          0         

#17 Kyle Walljasper   1          2          0          0         

#21 Reno Naebe         4          44        1          0         

#31 Dylan Sieloff        1          3          0          0         

#33 James Riehl          4          26        0          0         

#38 Gavin Baeseley    2          1          0          0         

#39 Jon Vanna            1          3          1          0         

Fond du Lac Totals    37    453     8          1         

 

Passing                                                                                

Player                       Comp. Att.         Yds.      TD        Int

#4 Carson Raddatz      3          6          84        1          0

#15 Ben Birschbach    2          3          14        0          0

#17 Kyle Walljasper   4          4          30        0          0

Fond du Lac Totals                  9          13        128      1          0

 

Receiving                                                                            

Player                         Rec      Yds       TD       

#2 Eben Sauer             2          44        1                                             

#8 Moses Riehl           1          40        0                                                         

#13 David McArthur  1          8          0         

#18 Nick Behnke         2          10        0                                             

#27 Drew Mueller      1          9          0         

#42 Sam Wood           1          6          0                                                          

#84 Owen Nitkowski  1          11        0         

Fond du Lac Totals      9          128      1         

 

Scoring                                                                                 

Player                         TD        1PAT   2PAT   FG        Total

#2 Eben Sauer             3          0          0          0          18

#4 Carson Raddatz      1          0          0          0          6

#7 Xavier Ellis             3          0          0          0          18

#21 Reno Naebe         1          0          0          0          6

#39 Jon Vanna            1          0          0          0          6

#28 Jared Scheberl     0          5          0          0          5

#13 David McArthur  0          2          0          0          2

#48 Adam Hopper       Safety                                     2

Fond du Lac Totals      9          7          1          0          63

 

Defensive Line

Luke Mueller  –  Byron Sabel  –  Nick Asmus

Linebackers

Carson Raddatz  –  Ben Viau  –  Hunter Hansen – Adam Hopper

Defensive Backs

Sam Hernandez  –  Dylan Sieloff  –  Julian Murillo  –  Drew Bonlander

 

Defensive Stats                       Asst    

Player                         TCK      TCK      TFL

#3 Sam Schmidt          1          2         

#4 Carson Raddatz      2          4          3

#5 Sam Hernandez                  4         

#9 Eli Sieckman           1                     

#14 Ben Viau              1          2          1

#16 Ethan Kissinger                2         

#19 Julian Murillo                   1                                                                     

#26 Drew Bonlander   2          4         

#28 Jared Scheberl     1                     

#30 Ean Garfoot         1 interception                                    

#31 Dylan Sieloff        3                      2

#36 Fletcher Haus       1                      3

#40 Tyler Van de Slunt      1 interception                                                     

#41 Michael Towell                1         

#44 Hunter Hanson     2          3         

#45 Austin Bunkelman  1                  

#48 Adam Hopper      3          3          1       1 interception  1 safety                                     

#54 Austin Baatz        1                      1                                                         

#71 Jared Cotton                    1         

#74 Luke Mueller                    2                                             

#99 Nick Asmus                      1         

Fond du Lac Totals 18      30       11

 

Punt Returns                                                         

Player                         Ret      Yds                                                                  

#19 Julian Murillo                   2          3         

 

Punts

Player                         Punts   Yds.

#48 Adam Hopper      2          78

 

Kick Returns                                                          

Player                         Ret      Yds      

#2 Eben Sauer             1          26       

#13 David McArthur  2          45       

#10 River Reifsnider   1          3         

Fond du Lac Totals      4          74       

 

Kicking                                                                     

Player                         FGA     FGM    XPA     XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl     0          0          7          5

#13 David McArthur  0          0          2          2

FDL JV team defeated Sheboygan South this past Monday 68 – 0 now with a 4 – 0 record – outscoring opponents 177 – 6

FDL Frosh team defeated Hortonville this past Thursday 42 – 14  now with a 4 – 0 record – outscoring opponents 101 – 41

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DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 4-0 1
2 Kimberly 3-1 2
3 Muskego 4-0 3
4 Neenah 4-0 4
5 Franklin 4-0 5
6 Marquette 4-0 6
7 Bay Port 4-0 7
8 Madison Memorial 4-0 9
9 Hudson 4-0 8
10 Sun Prairie 3-1 UR

        1st      2nd     3rd     4th     Final Score  

Kingsford, MI          6          0          0          0                6 

Fond du Lac 21       21       21       7       0                  49

Carson Raddatz had 10 carries for 80 yards and 3 TD’s and threw 1 TD pass to Eben Sauer for 44 yards

Eben Sauer scored 2 TD’s – 44 yard TD pass from Carson Raddatz and 1 TD  punt return for 55 yards

Adam Hopper had 1 interception and returned it for a 42 yard TD

Quarter   Time  Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1          7:00     60        #4 Carson Raddatz 60 Yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                  

1          3:20     44    #2 Eben Sauer 44 Yd TD Catch from Carson Raddatz, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                               

1          0:12     55        #2 Eben Sauer 55 Yd Punt Return for TD, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                  

2          9:02     5          #4 Carson Raddatz 5 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                     

2          8:30     42        #48 Adam Hopper 42 yd Int for TD, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                               

2          :18       8          #4 Carson Raddatz 8 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick                                                                                                     

4          11:57   3          #39 Jon Vanna 3 yd TD run, David McArthur XP Kick         

Passing                                                                                

Player                         Comp. Att.      Yds.     TD        Int

#4 Carson Raddatz     6          6          124      1          0         

 

Rushing       

Player                         Att       Yds      TD        Fum     2PT

#2 Eben Sauer            7          52                               

#4 Carson Raddatz     10        80        3                     

#7 Xavier Ellis             4          58                               

#11 Tyler Collien        1          9                                 

#13 David McArthur  1          13                               

#17 Kyle Walljasper   1          7                                 

#21 Reno Naebe         3          16                               

#31 Dylan Sieloff        3          22                               

#33 James Riehl          2          13                               

#38 Gavin Baeseley    1          2                                 

#39 Jon Vanna            1          4          1                     

Fond du Lac Totals     34        276      4         

 

Receiving                                                                               

Player                         Rec      Yds      TD        2PT      YAC

#2 Eben Sauer            1          44        1                      10

#7 Xavier Ellis             1          36                               

#97 Hunter Murtha   2          20                               

#8 Moses Riehl           1          26                               

#23 Caleb Plante        1          -2                                

Fond du Lac Totals     6          124      1                      10       

 

Scoring                                                                                  

Player                         TD        1PAT   2PAT   FG        Total

#2 Eben Sauer            2                                              12

#4 Carson Raddatz     3                                              18

#39 Jon Vanna            1                                              6

#48 Adam Hopper      1                                              6

#28 Jared Scheberl                 6                                  6

#13 David McArthur              1                                  1

Fond du Lac Totals     7          7          0          0          49

   

Defensive Stats                      Asst                             Sack    Fum     Fum Ret          Fum                

Player                         TCK      TCK      TFL       Sacks   Yds      Rec      Yds      Forc     Int       Yds     

#3 Sam Schmidt         1                                                                                  1                                 

#4 Carson Raddatz     1                                                                                                                     

#5 Sam Hernandez     2          1                                                                                                         

#7 Xavier Elllis                        1                                                                                                         

#14 Ben Viau              4          4                                                                                                         

#16 Ethan Kissinger   3          1                                                                                                         

#19 Julian Murillo      1                                                                                                                     

#21 Reno Naebe                     1                                                                                                         

#25 Michael Schomisch 1                                                                                                                 

#26 Drew Bonlander                                1 Interception                

#28 Jared Scheberl                 1                                                                                                         

#29 Isaac Ortegon                  2                                                                                                         

#31 Dylan Sieloff        3          2                                                                                                         

#36 Fletcher Haus      4          1          2                                                                                             

#40 Tyler Van de Slunt  1       1                                                                                                         

#44 Hunter Hanson    3          4          1          1          8                                                                     

#48 Adam Hopper      1 Intereption 42 yard return for a TD

#52 Andrew Stone     1          2                                                                                                         

#53 Eli Drost                           1                                                                                                         

#54 Austin Baatz        1                                                                                                                     

#55 Logan Graf           1                                                                                                                     

#64 Jonah Gutzman   1          1                                                                                                         

#74 Luke Mueller       1          2                      1 Sack 12 yd loss                                           

#77 Louis Wagner-Lang 1                                                                                                                 

#79 Jacob Cotton                   1                                                                                                         

#99 Nick Asmus          2          1                      1 Sack 8 yd loss                                                                     

Punt Returns                                                          

Player                         Ret      Yds      TD

#19 Julian Murillo      2          4         

#2 Eben Sauer            1          55        1

#13 David McArthur  1          3         

 

Kick Returns                                               

Player                         Ret      Yds      TD

#2 Eben Sauer                        1          16       

 

Kicking                                                           

Player                         FGA     FGM    XPA     XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl                          6          6

#13 David McArthur                          1          1

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DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 3-0 1
2 Kimberly 2-1 2
3 Muskego 3-0 3
4 Neenah 3-0 5
5 Franklin 3-0 4
6 Marquette 3-0 6
7 Bay Port 3-0 9
8 Hudson 3-0 8
9 Madison Memorial 3-0 10
10 Janesville Craig 3-0 UR

Aug. 31, 2018                   1st          2nd         3rd         4th           Final Score

Fond du Lac                     0              16           7              7                      30

Appleton North              7              0              0              0                        7

Defense allowed only 7 yards rushing for the game & 150 yards passing on 24 completions with 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

2              7:35        8              Carson Raddatz 8 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick Missed

2              1:03        50           Eben Sauer 50 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick

2              :06          25           Jared Scheberl 25 Yd Field Goal Kick

3              5:24        49           Eben Sauer 49 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP Kick

4              8:03        2              Carson Raddatz 2 yd TD Run to Moses Riehl, Jared Scheberl XP Kick

Passing                                                                                

Player                                   Comp.   Att.        Yds.        TD           Int

#4 Carson Raddatz               4           8           23           1              0

#17 Kyle Walljasper             1           1              12           0              0

Fond du Lac Totals         5         9           35                1          0         

Rushing                                                                               

Player                                   Att          Yds         TD           Fum

#2 Eben Sauer                   18           167         2

#4 Carson Raddatz           19           54           1

#7 Xavior Ellis                     7              64

#11 Tyler Collien               1              3

#33 James Riehl                2              3

#38 Gavin Baseley           1              4

#39 Jon Vanna                   2              1

#31 Dylan Sieloff              1              1

Fond du Lac Totals      51        297      3                                                                                             

 

Receiving                                                                            

Player                                   Rec         Yds         TD           2PT         YAC

#8 Moses Riehl                  1              2              1

#13 David McArthur       1              12                                                 5

#97 Hunter Murtha         3              21                                               6

Fond du Lac Totals     5          35              1                             11

Scoring                                                                                

Player                                   TD           1PAT      2PAT      FG          Total

#2 Eben Sauer                   2                                                              12

#4 Carson Raddatz           1                                                              6

#8 Moses Riehl                  1                                                              6

#28 Jaren Scheberl                              3                         1              6

Fond du Lac Totals     4              3                   1          30

Defensive Stats                      Asst                                       Sack       Fum                       Fum

Player                                   TCK        TCK        TFL         Sacks     Yds         Rec         Yds         Forc       Int

#4 Carson Raddatz           1              2              1

#5 Sam Hernandez          4              1                                                                                                              1

#7 Zavior Ellis                     1              1

#10 River Reifsnider                        1

#14 Ben Viau                      5              3              2              1              13                                           1

#19 Julian Murillo             6

#26 Drew Bonlander       2

#28 Jared Scheberl          1

#31 Dylan Seiloff              4              2

#36 Fletcher Haus                            1

#38 Gavin Baseley           1              1

#44 Hunter Hansen         5              2              1              1              6

#48 Adam Hopper           3              2              1              1              7                                              1

#74 Luke Mueller                             1

#96 Byron Sabel                3              1                                                              1              6

#97 Hunter Murtha         1

#99 Nick Asmus                1              1              1                                                                                              1

Fond du Lac Totals     38        19        6          3          26        1          6          2               2             2

Punt Returns                                                          

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

#19 Julian Murillo             1              23

#2 Eben Sauer                   1              3

Fond du Lac Totals           2              26           0

Punting                                                                    

Player                                   Punts    Yds.        TB           In 20

#48 Adam Hopper           4              130                         1

Kick Returns                                               

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

#7 Xavior Ellis                    1              13

Kicking                                                                     

Player                                   FGA       FGM      XPA        XPM

#28 Jared Scheberl          1              1              4              3

Defense shouldering the load for top-ranked Fond du Lac

One of the oldest and most familiar sports adages is that playing great defense usually results in winning the ultimate prize. Fond du Lac’s top-ranked football team isn’t anywhere near its final destination for the 2018 season yet, but its defense is looking pretty darn good.

The Cardinals surrendered a 49-yard scoring drive the first time Appleton North touched the ball on Friday night but then tightened the screws on the potent Lightning offense in a 30-7 win at Paul Engen Field. “They have great speed and toughness on defense,” Appleton North head coach Rob Salm said. “I don’t really see any weaknesses.”

The numbers from Friday night bear that out.

Fond du Lac held Appleton North to just seven yards rushing in the game and forced three turnovers in pitching a shutout over the final 3½ quarters. In all, the Lightning gained 155 yards of total offense with 49 coming on its first drive, 51 yards on a late-game march that ended with a Sam Hernandez interception and 55 yards on the nine possessions in between. “We were just flying to the ball tonight and that’s what we have to do against good teams like this,” senior defensive end Adam Hopper said. “I think we came out a little flat but we started to pick it up a little once we got a little more into the game, once we got a little more confident.”

The Cardinals certainly negated Appleton North’s top two offensive stars in running back Ian Laatsch and quarterback Carter Robinson. Laatsch was held to 1 or negative yards on half of his eight carries and his 10 total offensive touches resulted in minus-2 yards. Robinson did complete some passes, but his 24 completions went for only 150 yards – he had just one completion of longer than 17 yards – and he was intercepted twice and fumbled once. The majority of his passes were quick hitters on the perimeter of the Fond du Lac defense where receivers made the catches but were immediately tackled. “I thought we tackled real well,” Fond du Lac coach Steve Jorgensen said. “We eliminated their running game basically and turned them into a screen and hitch football team. When that happens, you just have to tackle and we were able to do that.”

The defense also produced the turning point of the game. Already leading 7-0, North took its second possession of the game into Fond du Lac territory. On second-and-5 from the 36-yard line, Robinson dropped back to pass and had an open receiver in the Cardinals’ secondary. But as he was attempting the throw, Hunter Hansen blasted him from behind causing the ball to flutter toward the line of scrimmage, where senior defensive lineman Nick Asmus made a leaping interception. The final five possessions of the half for North resulted in minus-29 yards of offense, one turnover and one kneel down as the Cardinals seized control and took a 16-7 advantage. “That helped a lot. It drove people to get the momentum going and a lot of people got energy from it,” said Hansen, Fond du Lac’s leading tackler entering the game. “(The interception) was huge. That was a huge play and got momentum and we just kind of steamrolled from there,” Jorgensen said. “We needed someone to make a play because we didn’t come out with the energy we needed to come out with against this team.”

The entire state watched with interest when Fond du Lac took on and beat Kimberly in the season opener, ending the Papermakers’ record winning streak. And there were plenty of eyes on the Cardinals on Friday as they faced another top 10 team to see if the No. 1 ranking they’ve been saddled with in both the AP and coaches poll is deserving. Fond du Lac certainly proved it is and also that it can handle being under such scrutiny. “We never talk about that. We just try to get ready to play every game,” said senior running back Eben Sauer, who rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns against the Lightning. “We just stay focused and practice hard.” And the longer the Cardinals stay at No. 1, it means they are continuing to win. “We just go week by week. We know that everyone is gunning for us now that we are No. 1. We just have to keep it going,” Hopper said. “We wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Fond du Lac   30     Appleton North   7

Nick Asmus’ interception awoke Fond du Lac from a sluggish start and the top-ranked Cardinals erupted for 30 unanswered points in a 30-7 victory over seventh-ranked Appleton North at Paul Engen Field on Friday night. Fond du Lac’s defense simply smothered the potent Lightning offense, holding North to just seven yards rushing in the game. Standout quarterback Carter Robinson completed 24-of-38 passes but threw for only 150 yards and had only one completion longer than 17 yards. Ian Laatsch was limited to minus-2 total yards on 10 offensive touches.

The Lightning had forced Fond du Lac into a pair of three-and-outs while taking a 7-0 lead on its first possession. North had driven into Fond du Lac territory on its second possession when Robinson dropped back to pass. The Cardinals’ Hunter Hansen hit Robinson as he threw the ball, popping it into the air where the senior defensive lineman made a leaping catch for the interception and it turned the tide the Cardinals’ way. Over the final five possessions of the first half after the pick, North registered minus-29 yards, lost a fumble and then a kneel down to end the half.

Fond du Lac’s offense also came alive as quarterback Carson Raddatz capped a nine-play drive with an 8-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter before Eben Sauer broke free for a 50-yard scoring scamper with just more than a minute to play in the half as the Cardinals took their first lead at 13-7. But Fond du Lac wasn’t done. Robinson fumbled while getting sacked on the ensuing possession with Hunter Thyrion pouncing on the loose ball at the Lightning 11-yard line with 15 seconds left in the half. The Cardinals tried to push the ball into the end zone but settled for a Jared Scheberl 25-yard field goal and a 16-7 halftime advantage. Sauer, who finished with 18 carries for 165 yards, added a 49-yard scoring run in the second half and Raddatz’s 2-yard touchdown flip to Moses Riehl capped the scoring for the Cardinals.

Fond du Lac 0 16 7 7 – 30

Appleton North 7 0 0 0 – 7

SCORING

First Quarter

AN – Patrick Watson 9 run (Quin Henwood kick)

Second Quarter

FON – Carson Raddatz 8 run (kick failed)

FON – Eben Sauer 50 run (Jared Scheberl kick)

FON – Scheberl 25 field goal

Third Quarter

FON – Sauer 49 run (Scheberl kick)

Fourth Quarter

FON – Moses Riehl 2 pass from Raddatz (Scheberl kick)

Individual Leaders

RUSHING: FON – Eben Sauer 18-165, Zavier Ellis 7-66, Carson Raddatz 18-57. AN – Patrick Watson 5-19.

PASSING: FON – Raddatz 4-8-0-22. AN – Carter Robinson 24-38-2-150.

RECEIVING: FON – Hunter Murtha 3-20. AN – Ryan Balck 7-37, Kyle Hammen 6-60, Brooks Ambrosius 5-21.

WEEK 2 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Week 2  DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD LW
1 Fond du Lac 2-0 1
2 Kimberly 1-1 2
3 Muskego 2-0 4
4 Franklin 2-0 5
5 Neenah 2-0 10(tie)
6 Marquette 2-0 6
7 Appleton North 1-1 3
8 Hudson 2-0 7
9 Bay Port 2-0 8
10 Madison Memorial 2-0 9
Friday  Aug. 24, 2018
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Score
Fond du Lac 21 14 7 7 49
DC Everest 0 0 0 0 0
Quarter Time Yards Fond du Lac Scoring Plays
1 9:19 9 Carson Raddatz 9 yd TD run, Jared Scheberl XP kick
1 4:41 5 Eben Sauer 5 yd TD run, Scheberl XP kick
1 2:48 1 Zavior Ellis 1 yd TD run, Scheberl XP kick
2 11:57 2 James Riehl 2 yd TD run, Scheberl XP kick
2 4:50 8 Eben Sauer 89 yd TD run, Scheberl XP kick
3 :00 36 Gavin Baesely 36 yd TD run, David McArthur XP kick
4 4:00 28 Ben Birschbach 28 yd TD pass to David McArthur, David McArthur XP kick
Passing
Player Comp. Att. Yds. TD Int
Carson Raddatz 4 5 50 0 0
Kyle Walljasper 0 2 0 0 1
Ben Birschbach 2 1 28 1 0
Fond du Lac Totals 6 8 78 1 1
Rushing
Player Att Yds TD Fum 2PT
#2 Eben Sauer 15 119 2 0 0
#4 Carson Raddatz 5 47 1 0 0
#7 Zavior Ellis 5 105 1 0 0
#33 James Riehl 3 1 1 0 0
#13 David McArthur 2 56 0 0 0
#38 Gavin Baseley 1 36 1 0 0
#39 Jon Vanna 1 4 0 0 0
#21 Reno Naebe 1 -1 0 0 0
Fond du Lac Totals 33 367 6 0 0
Scoring
Player TD 1PAT 2PAT FG Total
Eben Sauer 2 0 0 0 12
Carson Raddatz 1 0 0 0 6
Zavior Ellis 1 0 0 0 6
James Riehl 1 0 0 0 6
Gavin Baseley 1 0 0 0 6
David McArthur 1 2 0 0 8
Jared Scheberl 0 5 0 0 5
Fond du Lac Totals 7 7 0 0 49
Fond du Lac
Defensive Stats Asst Sack Fum Fum Ret Fum  
Player TCK TCK TFL Sacks Yds Rec Yds Forc Int
Sam Schmidt
Carson Raddatz 2 1 1 1
Sam Hernandez 1 2
Zavior Ellis
River Reifsnider 1 4
Johan Deitte 1
Ben Viau 1 2
Ethan Kissinger 2
Julian Murillo 2
Bobby Herbeck 2
Drew Bonlander 2 1
Jared Scheberl 1
Isaac Ortegon 1
Dylan Sieloff 3 1
Fletcher Haus 2
Tyler Van De Slunt 1 1
Michael Towell 1
Sam Wood 1
Hunter Hansen 1 1 1 1
Austin Bunkelman 2
Eli Drost 1
Austin Baatz 1 1
Nick Waldo 1 1
Nelson Esparza 1
Luke Mueller 1 3 1 1 -4
Byron Sabel 1
Nick Asmus 3 1
Fond du Lac Totals 17 35 4 1 -4 0 0 2 2
Punt Returns
Player Ret Yds TD
Eben Sauer 2 46 0
David McArthur 1 2 0
Nick Behnke 1 0 0
Julian Murillo 1 4 0
Fond du Lac Totals 5 52 0
Kick Returns
Player Ret Yds TD
Eben Sauer 1 16 0
Punting
Player Punts Yds. TB In 20
Adam Hopper 1 37 0 0
Kicking
Player FGA FGM XPA XPM
Jared Scheberl 0 0 5 5
David McArthur 0 0 2 2
Fond du Lac Totals 0 0 7 7

If there was any concern about Fond du Lac being ready to play Friday night, just one week after taking down Kimberly and its state-record winning streak, it didn’t take long for those worries to be brushed aside. Three first-quarter touchdowns never let an overwhelmed D.C. Everest team get an inkling of being able to walk out of Fruth Field with a win. “I was a little worried about a hangover from the Kimberly game, but we played pretty fast on defense and were physical on offense and took care of business right away in that first quarter,” Fond du Lac head coach Steve Jorgensen said. “I thought we played pretty well.”

It’s the first 2-0 start for Fond du Lac since the 2015 season and the Cardinals are likely to retain the No. 1 spot in both the Associated Press state rankings as well as the coaches poll. Not only did Fond du Lac have to deal with coming off the big win, but the Cardinals also had a matchup looming with another top team in the state in Week 3 when they travel to face Appleton North. Now, Fond du Lac can center its focus on the Lightning, which will likely be a bit feisty coming off a loss to Neenah on Friday. “They had a tough loss (Friday) night that went right down to the wire,” Jorgensen said. “So, on the road again, two top-five teams in the state. We’re going to have to play real well and I think it will be a real good football game.”

Fond du Lac entered the season with high expectations based on what the team returned on defense and on the offensive line. However, the emergence of Carson Raddatz’s play at quarterback has also fueled Fond du Lac’s strong start and Jorgensen has been pleased with the play of his signal caller. “He’s a different dimension at the position than (last year’s starter) Jack Cole was. Jack was more of your typical passing quarterback and not a lot of running and Carson is probably the other end of the spectrum, where he is a run-first type guy,” Jorgensen said. “We have a lot of run game in our offense for Carson, but he has the ability to throw the ball well enough to keep teams honest.”

WEEK 1 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

DIVISION 1

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Fond du Lac 1-0
2 Kimberly 0-1
3 Appleton North 1-0
4 Muskego 1-0
5 Franklin 1-0
6 Marquette 1-0
7 Hudson 1-0
8 Bay Port 1-0
9 Madison Memorial 1-0
10(tie) Neenah 1-0
10(tie) Racine Horlick 1-0

VFA Football Game Report – Fond du Lac vs Kimberly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1st          2nd        3rd         4th         Final Score

Fond du Lac                7          14        7          3                31  

Kimberly                     0          14        7          7                28  

Quarter Time      Yards     Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

1              6:34        20           Xavier Ellis 20 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP

2              10:12     19           Pass Carson Raddatz to Adam Hopper 19 yd TD, Jared Scheberl XP

2              3:30        5              Dylan Sieloff 5 yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP

3              5:34        74           Carson Raddatz 74 Yd TD Run, Jared Scheberl XP

4              :01          26           Jared Scheberl 26 yd Field Goal

Passing                                                                                   

Player                                   Comp.   Att.        Yds.        TD           Int

Carson Raddatz                     5           8           69          1             0

Rushing                                                                                  

Player                                   Att          Yds         TD           Fum

Eben Sauer                                         13           132

Carson Raddatz                                 15           150         1

Xavier Ellis                                           3              28           1

Dylan Sieloff                                       2              10           1

Fond du Lac Totals                          33           320         3

Scoring                                                                                   

Player                                   TD           1PAT      2PAT      FG          Total

Carson Raddatz                 1                                                               6

Xavier Ellis                           1                                                               6

Adam Hopper                    1                                                               6

Dylan Sieloff                     1                                                                6

Jared Scheberl                                    4                             1                7

Fond du Lac Totals          4              4              0              1              31

Receiving                                                                               

Player                                   Rec         Yds         TD

Eben Sauer                         2              39

Adam Hopper                    3              30           1                             

               

Defensive Stats                          

                                           Asst                                    Sack         Fum       Fum Ret     Fum

Player                           TCK        TCK        TFL         Sacks     Yds         Rec         Yds               

Carson Raddatz                 4              1

Sam Hernandez                3              3

Eli Sieckman                       5

Ben Viau                              3              7              1

Drew Bonlander               5              1

Dylan Sieloff                       2

Gavin Baseley                    1

Hunter Hansen                  13           2              1                   1           -1                                                 1

Adam Hopper                    1                                                                              1

Andrew Stone                   1              3              1

Xavier Ellis

Jared Cotton                                      1              1

Luke Mueller                                      1

Jacob Cotton                                      1

Byron Sabel                                        3

Nick Asmus                         1              3              1

                                                                                                                                                               

Fond du Lac Totals        39         26              5              1              -1            1              0              1

Punt Returns                                                  

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

Cole Seigworth                 1              12

Eben Sauer                         1              9             

Punting                                                                      

Player                                   Punts    Yds.        TB           In 20

Adam Hopper                        2         60

Julian Murillo                         1         39

Kick Returns                                                   

Player                                   Ret         Yds         TD

Eben Sauer                         2              39

Fletcher Haus                     1              0

Cole Seigworth                 2              44

Kicking                                                           

Player                                   FGA       FGM      XPA        XPM

Jared Scheberl                   1              1              4              4             

 

Fond du Lac football defeats Kimberly ending 70-game winning streak

Fond du Lac  31   Kimberly  28

Fond du Lac football coach Steve Jorgensen had a feeling that Jared Scheberl would figure prominently in a team victory this season. Turns out the 6-foot-2, 155-pound senior kicker may have secured the most important victory for Fond du Lac in decades. Scheberl’s 26-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Cardinals to an exhilarating 31-28 victory over Kimberly in a nonconference game at Papermaker Stadium.

The kick snapped Kimberly’s 70-game winning streak – the nation’s longest current streak and also gave the Cardinals a measure of revenge on a program that has ousted them from the playoffs three of the last four seasons.

“I made Jared a captain early in the year because throughout the spring and summer, I would look out on the football field and there would be one lone soul there anytime during the day,” Jorgensen said. “So I made him a captain because of how he was making himself better as an individual. “I even said early in camp that this guy is going to win a game for us and that’s why we’re going to make him a captain and he got it done.” Scheberl said he has kicked a game-winner before – in his sophomore year – and that Friday’s kick wasn’t that much more pressure. “I looked up and once I heard the sound of the ball, I knew it was going in,” Scheberl said. “We’ve been working so hard for it and now we just finally finished the job. It feels great.” Scheberl’s kick set off a raucous celebration for Fond du Lac. Cardinals offensive and defensive lineman Andrew Stone said seeing the team’s hard work pay off was “surreal.” “Coach Jorgensen has been preparing for this for like weeks, months … years really,” Stone said. “Since my sophomore year. And to see him happy like this for once is amazing.”

Fond du Lac took a 14-0 lead on a touchdown run from Zavier Ellis and a 19-yard touchdown pass from Carson Raddatz to Adam Hopper.

Kimberly answered with a 1-yard touchdown run from Will Fischer in the second quarter, but Ellis added a 5-yard touchdown run on Fond du Lac’s next possession.

The Papermakers scored right before the half on a fourth-and-6 from their own 35. That’s when Kimberly quarterback Cody Staerkel found Jack Kieffer on a 35-yard touchdown bomb that kept Kimberly within a touchdown heading into the second half, 21-14.

Kimberly started the third quarter with a 12-play, 83-yard drive that tied the game when Fischer ran in from 9 yards out for a 21-21 score.

Raddatz put Fondy back ahead 28-21 on a 74-yard keeper up the middle midway through the third quarter and the score stayed that way until late in the fourth quarter.

Kimberly tied the game on Fischer’s third touchdown of the game, this time from 5 yards out, with 2:59 left. The Papermakers’ drive started at their own 15 when the Kimberly defense forced a turnover on downs when officials ruled the Cardinals didn’t convert on fourth-and-1.

Fondy drove toward the winning field goal and Raddatz hit Eben Sauer on a critical 35-yard pass play that got the Cardinals deep into Kimberly territory. Scheberl then converted on the game-winner from 26 yards out two plays later as time expired.

Kimberly’s win streak spanned five seasons and coach Steve Jones spoke with his team at length in the post-game huddle and said he told his team that he “loves them.” “And that when we talk about love in our program – it’s unconditional,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if they lose or if they win, that they continue to compete and battle like they did tonight. That love is unconditional. We never want to get used to losing in our program. And it’s going to sting, but just like when we win, we tell them we get 24 hours and then hopefully we can use that sting to motivate us to get better.”

Fond du Lac   7   14   7   3  –  31

Kimberly   0   14    7    7  – 28

SCORING

First Quarter

F – Zavier Ellis 20 run (Jared Scheberl kick)

Second Quarter

F – Adam Hopper 19 pass from Carson Raddatz (Scheberl kick)

K – Will Fischer 1 run (Gavin McBrair kick)

F – Ellis 5 run (Scheberl kick)

K – Jack Kieffer 35 pass from Cody Staerkel (McBrair kick)

Third Quarter

K – Fischer 20 run (McBrair kick)

F – Raddatz 74 run (Scheberl kick)

Fourth Quarter

K – Fischer 5 run (McBrair kick)

F – Scheberl 26 field goal

Kimberly’s historic winning streak ends at 70

The Kimberly football team’s state-record winning streak has come to an end.

The Fond du Lac Cardinals, who had come close to beating Kimberly on three occasions in the past few years, beat the Papermakers 31-28 in the season opener Friday in front of an overflow crowd at Papermaker Stadium. Jared Scheberl kicked a 26-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Cardinals the victory.

The loss ended Kimberly’s winning streak at 70 games and was the first defeat for the Papermakers since they fell to Arrowhead 31-7 in 2012 in a state quarterfinal game. Kimberly had the longest active streak in the nation and was tied for the 13th longest winning streak ever by a high school football team nationally. Over the course of the streak, Kimberly had only seven games decided by seven points or less and three of them were against Fond du Lac, including a 32-29 win in a third-round playoff game in 2016 – the closest game during the streak. During its 70-game winning streak, Kimberly had scored 3,000 points and allowed 906 for an average margin of victory of 43-13.

Kimberly entered this season as five-time defending state champions, including the last four in Division 1. The Papermakers beat Sun Prairie 27-7 in last year’s title game, scoring 27 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

Kimberly was challenged several times during last year’s regular season, with close victories over Fond du Lac (35-28), Stevens Point (28-18), Neenah (15-8) and Appleton North (38-31). In the season-opener last year, Fond du Lac held the lead into the final minute before Kimberly scored with 44 seconds left to escape Fruth Field with the win streak intact.

The Papermakers also rallied from a 42-21 deficit to win the state title 49-42 over Arrowhead in 2015, and bounced back from a 14-0 hole against Franklin to beat the Sabers 29-14 in the 2016 title game.

Fond du Lac gears for another showdown with powerhouse Kimberly

Adam Hopper unleashed a grin that seemed to stretch the entire length of the practice field behind Fond du Lac High School. Yes, he has thought about what a bus ride home from Papermaker Stadium in Kimberly following a win on Friday would be like and the smile Hopper sported when the topic came up was an indication of the belief he and his teammates can accomplish the feat. “We’ve definitely been thinking about the game,” Hopper said following a practice earlier this week. “We’re jacked. I think the whole team is ready just to get out there and play our best.” The Cardinals will take another shot at dethroning the king of high school football in Wisconsin when the two powerhouse teams collide for the fourth time in less than two years in the season-opener at Kimberly.

The Papermakers enter the game with the state-record 70-game win streak and five straight state titles, but Fond du Lac certainly has been a thorn in their side. Over the course of the win streak, Kimberly has only had seven games decided by seven points or less and three of them have come against the Cardinals, including a 32-29 win in a third-round playoff game in 2016 – the closest game during the streak.

“I think we have a lot of confidence coming into this game,” senior linebacker Ben Viau said. “We’ve worked hard.” Both meetings between the teams last year came down to the fourth quarter as Fond du Lac either held the lead or was tied in the final stanza only to see the Papermakers pull out the win. In the season-opener last year, Fond du Lac held the lead into the final minute before Kimberly scored with 44 seconds left to escape Fruth Field with the win streak intact. “We know what we have to do, we just have to get out there and finish. Don’t lose another fourth-quarter game,” Hopper said. “It’s something we have stressed all offseason – making sure we finish games.” Hopper and Viau help lead a talented, experienced defense that looks to give the Cardinals a strong foundation to build on. The unit allowed only 189 points in 12 games last season, with Kimberly accounting for a third of them (63).

Carson Raddatz and Viau at linebacker and safety Drew Bonlander are all returning first-team all-VFA South selections, while the Cardinals boast six players on defense who received some level of all-conference recognition last year. “We have a lot of seniors on the defense and we all just need to play our game and do our best,” Viau said. That experience should help offset a young group of skill-position players on offense for Fond du Lac.

“Our defense has been playing faster and harder than the offense (in the preseason). It has looked really good,” said Fond du Lac head coach Steve Jorgensen, who formerly coached at Kimberly. “I’m not concerned about their streak. I’m more concerned about our team playing good football and being a real good football team at the end of the season.”

FDL vs Kimberly

How good is Fond du Lac’s offensive line?

Having one returning first-team all-conference selection to an offensive line would make any coach smile. Fond du Lac has triple that.

Seniors Andrew Stone, Luke Mueller and Joe Schlagenhaft were all unanimous first-team all-VFA-South selections a year ago and that trio gives the Cardinals a formidable front-line group.  “The offensive line is definitely one of the strengths of the team,” Stone said. “We’re going to take it so these smaller guys can hit the holes and make the big plays.”

In addition to the trio of first-teamers, a fourth senior Riley Neal was an honorable mention all-VFA selection. That kind of talent – and that kind of beef as the senior quartet averages about 250 pounds per man – gives the Cardinals something to build around. And having to replace a number of skill position players from a year ago, having that strong unit up front is key for the Cardinals. “Of any group on the football field, I think the most important is the offensive line so having those guys back is big,” Fond du Lac head coach Steve Jorgensen said. “These kids are good football players and you want to have strength in the offensive line and a veteran crew. “As much as people are trying to take the physical out of football, a strong group of offensive linemen is the core of your physicality as far as controlling the ball, controlling the clock. I just think at any level of football they are the most important group.”

Carson Raddatz, Fond du Lac: One of the returning defensive players in the VFA-South from last year will take on an added role for the Cardinals.

Quarterback. Raddatz was a unanimous first-team all-VFA selection at linebacker after leading the Cardinals in tackles. He also intercepted three passes – two of which he returned for touchdowns – and recovered two fumbles.

Andrew Stone, Fond du Lac: There may not be any easy-to-recognize stats to measure the play of an offensive lineman, but it can be a simple eye test of whether or not a player at that position is good.

Stone is good. The three-year varsity starter helps anchor a talented front group for the Cardinals and could emerge as one of the top linemen in the league. Stone was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a sophomore and one of three unanimous first-team selections from the Cardinals last year, along with returning linemates Luke Mueller and Joe Schlagenhaft. Yet it may be Stone, who also won the Division 1 state shot put title last spring, that is the face of that powerhouse unit. “When a kid starts as a sophomore, by the time they are a senior you expect them to be a dominant football player. He needs to play that way for us to be successful,” Jorgensen said. “Not only Andrew, but Joe and Luke. They have to play at a level above the rest.” He will continue to be a playmaker for a stacked Fond du Lac defense, but he will also help out the Cardinals offense as the signal caller – at least on a rotational basis, according to head coach Steve Jorgensen. The added workload might affect some players, but Jorgensen believes Raddatz won’t have a problem with the dual role. “These are the days of two-platoon football but there used to be a time when a good player never left the field and I think he’s one of those kids who can sustain it throughout the game,” Jorgensen said. “He’s as competitive of a kid as we have and I don’t think playing a lot will hinder him at all.”

Prep football Top 10

With the start of the 2018 prep football season swiftly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about which teams will be the powerhouses contending for a trip to Madison in November.

#4   Fond du Lac (9-3, Division 1 state quarterfinals): No team has come closer to ending Kimberly’s record-setting run over the past few years than the Cardinals, and this year may be when Fond du Lac gets over the hump.

Although Mike Gnewuch stepped away as head coach after last season, in steps Steve Jorgensen who is a proven winner and had been on Gnewuch’s staff. That means there will be little disruption in what the Cardinals have done over the past few years.

Fond du Lac will be anchored by a defense that returns three first-team all-VFA South selections in Ben Viau, Carson Raddatz and Drew Bonlander and an offensive line that features Andrew Stone, Luke Mueller, Joe Schlagenhaft and Riley Neal.

The Cardinals have to replace starting quarterback Jack Cole, leading rusher Colton Wasieleski and their whole group of receivers but should get speedy running back Eben Sauer back from injury to help spark the offense.

Wisconsin high school football: 10 players to watch in 2018

Ben Viau, Sr., Fond du Lac

He might have been the linebacker of the year in the FVA-South if not for Eiden.

The 6-3, 205-pound Viau was a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and teamed with Carson Raddatz (linebacker) and Andrew Stone (defensive lineman) to help form a strong defensive core.

All three are back this season.

“I mean, the dude works hard,” Eiden said of Viau. “I know that 2019 class at Fondy is nothing to mess around with. But at the end of the day, I just focus on myself and my teammates.

“We both have similar goals in mind, and I wish him the best with that.”

2018-10-15T14:02:10+00:00August 5th, 2018|Football|