2019 Varsity Football Schedule & Results

//2019 Varsity Football Schedule & Results

2019 Varsity Football Schedule & Results

Go to link below for complete 2019  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 Varsity Football– Stats & Standings

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2019 Varsity Football Schedule & Results

Score        Record
 34 – 31      1 – 0   (H)  Franklin
 
  42 – 7   2 – 0    @ SPASH
   31 – 34   OT    2 – 1   @   Kimberly
  55 – 7   3 – 1    (H) DC Everest
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
Game7:00PMHortonvilleFruth Field
JFL and Junior Cheer Night Post Crescent Live Stream
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Game7:00PMAppleton NorthFruth Field
Pink Out Night and Fondy Cheer Clinic Performance
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
Game7:00PMAway vs. Oshkosh WestTitan Stadium
Friday, Oct 11, 2019
Game7:00PMOshkosh NorthFruth Field
Homecoming and Senior/Parents Night
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Game7:00PMAway vs. NeenahNeenah High School

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2019 Varsity Roster

#     Name                   Position    Grade   Ht.     Wt.

1   Braelon Allen         QB/DB       10     6’1″    200

2   Julian Murillo         DB/WR      12     5’9″    155

3   Stephen Shreiter     QB               9      5’11”  150

4   Fletcher Haus          LB/FB       12       6′      180

5   Tyler Van De Slunt   LB/FB      11     5’8″     170

7   Zavier Ellis               RB/LB      12     5’9″    170

8   Michael Schomisch  TE/LB       11     6’1″    180

9   Keagan Henschel      LB/RB      10    5’11”   185

10 River Reifsnider        RB/DB     11    5’11”   175

11 Tyler Collien             WR/DB     11      6′      180

12 Owen Nitkowski        TE/LB      12      6′      175

13 David McArthur         WR/DB    11    5’11”   165 

14 Justin Scheberl         K/LB/RB   10     6′      160

15 Gavin Baseley              RB/LB      12    5’10”  175

16 Ethan Kissinger              DB         12    5’10”  170

17 Kyle Walljasper          QB/RB      11       6′      215

18 Nick Behnke               WR/DB     12      6′      155

19 Caleb Plante               DB/WR     12     6’1″    165

20 Jon Vanna                 WR/DB      12     5’9     160

21 Reno Naebe                RB/LB        11      6′      180 

23 Landon Davis            WR/DB       11     6’1″    165   

24 Bobby Herbeck         DB/WR       11     5’9″    150

25 D’Sean Cary               WR/DB       10      6′      145         

26 Diego Ceballos          WR/DB       10       6′     170       

27 Drew Mueller            WR/DB        11      5’9″   170

28 Josh Reetz                 WR/DB        10     5’8″    150               

29 Kevion Evans            RB/DB         10     5’6″     160         

30 Ean Garfoot               WR/DB        11     5’11”    170

33 William Griesemer    LB/RB        10     5’10”   180

34 Saveun Lewis             RB/LB         11       5’9″   160

35 Zach Seyfert               RB/DB         11       6’1″    175

36 Caden Duehring        RB/DB        10      5’11”   160

37 Trubble Williams      WR/DB        11      5″11     155

38 Malique Harris          WR/DB       10      6’1″     155

39 Shawn Ferguson        WR/DB      10      6’1″      165

41 Michael Towell            LB/RB       11        6′        180

42 Sam Wood                   FB/DL        11        6′        195

50 Max Morales               OL/DL       12       6’2″     185

52 Moses Riehl                 OL/DL       12       6’1″      210

54 Elijah Diederich         OL/DL        12       6’1″      190

55 Logan Graf                   DL/OL        11         6′        195

56 Kole Davis                      DL             12        6’3″     195

58 Louis Wagner-Lang    OL/DL       11         6’2″     185

59 Nick Waldo                   DL/OL       11         5’9″     190

61 Levi Liedke                    OL/DL       11        6’1″      215

63 Nelson Esparaza              DL           11        5’9″     185

65 Carter King                    DL/OL       11        6’1       180

67 Malique Ruppart          OL/DL       11        6’2″     215

68 Joe Chapin                     DL/OL       10       6’1″     215

72 Joey Schmitz                  DL/OL        11        6′       280

73 Paul Thielman                DL/OL       12       6’1       225

74 Jordan Adams                OL/DL      10        5’6″    225

76 Christian Granado        DL/OL        11       5’10”  235

83 Mack Sebert                   TE/DL        11        6’4″    200

99 Anthony Millard           DL/OL         11       5’6″     210

Manager – Jacob Hendricks

Head Coach:

Steven Jorgensen

Assistant Coaches:

Steve Jorgensen

Nathan Wara

Andy Selgrad

Arik Gunderson

Justin Budiac

Ot Selgrad

TJ Severson

Dominic Tangredi

Eric Gross

Brian Shea

Joe Guyette

JP Peerenboom

Mike Theis

Team Chaplain:   Rev. John Slotten

Superintendant : Dr. James Sebert

Principal:  Matt Steinbarth

Athletic Director: Dave Michalkiewicz

Athletic Trainer: Peter Altschwager

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WEEK 4 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Released 9/17/2019

LW = Last Week

DIVISION 1

RANKTEAMRECORDLW
1Muskego4-01
2Kimberly4-02
3Bay Port4-03
4Fond du Lac3-14
5Verona4-05
6Madison Memorial4-06
7Franklin3-17
8Mukwonago3-18
9Sun Prairie3-110
10Appleton East4-09

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Fond du Lac 55 DC Everest 7

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Fond du Lac 55D.C. Everest 7

D.C. Everest  7  0  0  0  –  7

Fond du Lac   14  27  7  7  –  55

SCORING

First quarter

F – David McArthur 25 pass from Kyle Walljasper

Download TD pass Here  >>>  TD#13

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DCE – Halambeck 24 pass

F – Braelon Allen 90 yard kickoff return    Download TD Return Here  >IMG_2141

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Second quarter

F – Kyle Walljasper 32 run

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F – Caleb Plante 43 pass from Kyle Walljasper

Download TD pass Here  >>>TD #19

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F – Zavier Ellis 5 run

F – Zavier Ellis 4 run

Download TD run Here  >>>TD #7

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Third quarter

F – Reno Naebe 24 run .    Download TD pass Here  >>>TD #21

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Fourth quarter

F – Saveun Lewis 12 run    Download TD pass Here  >>>TD #34

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Sept. 13, 2019

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final Score

D.C. Everest

7

0

0

0

7

Fond du Lac

14

27

7

7

55

QuarterTimeYardsFond du Lac Scoring Plays

1

5:46

25

Kyle Walljasper 25 yd TD pass to David McArthur, Justin Scheberl XP kick

1

:44

89

Barelon Allen 89 yd kick return for TD, Justin Scheberl XP kick

2

9:41

32

Kyle Walljasper 32 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

2

7:20

43

Kyle Walljasper 43 yd TD Pass to Caleb Plante, Justin Scheberl XP kick

2

4:10

4

Zavior Ellis 4 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP blocked

2

1:30

4

Zavior Ellis 4 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

3

8:58

24

Reno Naebe 24 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

4

10:14

12

Saveun Lewis 12 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

Rushing

Player

Att

Yds

TD

Fum

2PT

Zavier Ellis

10

86

2

0

0

Kyle Walljasper

7

88

1

1

0

Nicholas Behnke

1

1

0

0

0

Reno Naebe

3

32

1

0

0

Jon Vanna

2

35

0

0

0

Zach Seyfert

2

6

0

0

0

Saveum Lewis

2

18

1

0

0

Passing

Player

Comp.

Att.

Yds.

TD

Int

Kyle Walljasper

7

10

133

2

0

Stephen Schreiter

4

7

61

0

0

Receiving

Player

Rec

Yds

TD

2PT

YAC

Zavier Ellis

1

21

0

0

0

David Mcarthur

1

25

1

0

0

Nicholas Behnke

3

32

0

0

0

Caleb Plante

1

43

1

0

0

Landon Davis

2

42

0

0

0

Josh Reetz

1

6

0

0

0

Trubble Williams

1

13

0

0

0

Mack Sebert

1

12

0

0

0

Scoring

Player

TD

1PAT

2PAT

FG

Total

Zavier Ellis

2

0

0

0

12

Kyle Walljasper

1

0

0

0

6

David Mcarthur

1

0

0

0

6

Caleb Plante

1

0

0

0

6

Braelon Allen

1

0

0

0

6

Reno Naebe

1

0

0

0

6

Saveum Lewis

1

0

0

0

6

Justin Scheberl

0

7

0

0

7

Defensive Stats

Asst

Sack

Fum

Fum Ret

Fum

Int Ret

Player

TCK

TCK

TFL

Sacks

Yds

Rec

Yds

Forc

Int

Yds

Braelon Allen

1

3

1

1

15

Julian Murillo

2

1

15

Fletcher Haus

5

5

4

1

12

Tyler Van Deslunt

2

1

0

Michael Schomisch

1

Tyler Collien

1

David Mcarthur

1

Ethan Kissinger

3

1

2

5

Reno Naebe

5

Landon Davis

1

Drew Mueller

5

7

1

William Griesemer

1

Zach Seyfert

1

Caden Duehring

1

1

Michael Towell

3

Sam Wood

2

Keegan Henschel

2

4

1

Logan Graf

3

1

15

Kole Davis

1

1

0

Nelson Elsaraza

1

1

Joseph Schmitz

2

2

Punt Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

Julian Murillo

3

47

0

Tyler Collien

1

1

0

Kick Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

Zavier Ellis

1

28

0

Braelon Allen

1

89

1

Kicking

Player

FGA

FGM

XPA

XPM

Justin Scheberl

0

0

8

7

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WEEK 3 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Released 9/10/2019

LW = Last Week

DIVISION 1

RANKTEAMRECORDLW
1Muskego3-01
2Kimberly3-02
3Bay Port3-04
4Fond du Lac2-13
5Verona3-05
6Madison Memorial3-06
7Franklin2-110
8Mukwonago2-17
9Appleton East3-0UR
10Sun Prairie2-1UR

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 Kimberly 34 Fond du Lac 31 (OT)

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

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

Sept. 6, 2019

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

OT

OT

OT

Final Score

Fond du Lac

14

0

7

7

3

31

Kimberly

7

0

14

7

6

34

QuarterTimeYardsFond du Lac Scoring Plays

1

5:44

13

Zavier Ellis 13 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl xp kick

1

:17

62

Zavier Ellis 67 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl xp kick

3

6:14

1

Zavier Ellis 1 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl xp kick

4

9:17

14

Kyle Walljasper 86 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl xp kick

ot

23

Justin Scheberl 23 yd FG

Rushing

Player

Att

Yds

TD

Fum

2PT

Ellis, Zavier

22

155

3

0

0

Walljasper, Kyle

11

141

1

1

0

Behnke, Nick

2

12

0

1

0

Passing

Player

Att.

Yds.

TD

Int

Walljasper, Kyle

12

21

152

0

3

Receiving

Player

Rec

Yds

TD

2PT

YAC

Allen, Braelon

1

9

0

0

0

Collien, Tyler

6

100

0

0

0

Mcarther, David

2

17

0

0

0

Behnke, Nick

1

5

0

0

0

Sebert, Mack

1

9

0

0

0

Haus, Fletcher

1

12

0

0

0

Scoring

Player

TD

1PAT

2PAT

FG

Total

Ellis, Zavier

3

0

0

0

18

Walljasper , Kyle

1

0

0

0

6

Scheberl, Justin

0

4

0

1

7

Defensive Stats

Asst

Sack

Fum

Fum Ret

Fum

Int Ret

Player

TCK

TCK

TFL

Sacks

Yds

Rec

Yds

Forc

Int

Yds

Allen, Braelon

5

6

2

1

0

Murillo, Jullian

4

Haus, Fletcher

9

2

6

Van Deslunt, Tyler

2

2

1

Collien, Tyler

8

2

Kissinger, Ethan

1

1

Behnke, Nick

1

2

Naebe, Reno

1

Mueller, Drew

3

4

Wood, Sam

1

Graf, Logan

1

1

Henschel, Keegan

3

1

Millard, Anthony

1

Walljasper, Kyle

1

10

1

Punt Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

Murillo, Julian

1

10

0

Punting

Player

Punts

Yds.

TB

In 20

Murillo, Julian

1

31

0

0

Kick Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

Collien, Tyler

4

66

0

Naebe, Reno

1

10

0

Mcarthur, David

1

0

0

Kicking

Player

FGA

FGM

XPA

XPM

Scheberl, Justin

1

1

4

4

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SCORING

First quarter

K – Alec Martzahl 3 run (Kam Ziebell kick)

F – Zavier Ellis 13 run (Justin Scheberl kick)

F – Ellis 62 run (Scheberl kick)

Third quarter

K – Frazer 7 run (Ziebell kick)

F – Ellis 1 run (Scheberl kick)

K – Martzahl 39 run (Ziebell kick)

Fourth quarter

F – Walljasper 86 run (Scheberl kick)

K – Frazer 68 run (Ziebell kick)

Overtime

F – Scheberl 23 field goal

K – Frazer 6 run

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One of the state’s most intense rivalries added another chapter to its recent storybook Friday.

Kimberly slipped past Fond du Lac 34-31 in overtime with Caleb Frazer’s 6-yard touchdown run the deciding score at Papermaker Stadium in a game featuring two of the top teams in the state. 

The loss came just over a year after the Cardinals had ended Kimberly’s 70-game win streak, also at Papermaker Stadium.

“The guys battled,” Fond du Lac coach Steven Jorgensen said. “We’re undersized on both the offensive and defensive lines. And we battled all night. And I thought we controlled the front at times and at times they shoved it right back at us. And we were able to hit on some of the plays that we worked on in practice. But it was a back and forth game and we hurt ourselves too much to win at the end.”

Zavier Ellis and Kyle Walljasper had excellent offensive performances for Fondy. Ellis scored three touchdowns on gains of 13, 62 and 1 yards, with Walljasper breaking off an 86-yard touchdown run early in the fourth that gave the Cardinals a 28-21 lead.

Kimberly answered later in the quarter on a 68-yard touchdown run from Frazer that tied the game and eventually sent it into overtime.

The Papermakers (3-0) defense stifled Fondy in overtime, with the Cardinals booting a 22-yard field goal to take a 31-28 lead. Kimberly responded with its possession, converting on a fourth-and-5 before getting the game-winning score from Frazer.

It was a disappointing loss for the Cardinals (2-1), who had several turnovers along with untimely penalties. The offense, however, did look explosive. 

“I feel good about that and we have good balance on offense,” Jorgensen said. “But for us the goal is to win. We play the game to win the game and we have fun trying to win the game and we came up short. But for us our kids are going to grow and get better every single week. I am proud of what we did, but we left some stuff out there that we have to clean up.”

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WEEK 2 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Released 9/3/2019

LW = Last Week

DIVISION 1

RANKTEAMRECORDLW
1Muskego2-01
2Kimberly2-02
3Fond du Lac2-03
4Bay Port2-04
5Verona2-0UR
6Madison Memorial2-07
7Mukwonago2-010
8Arrowhead1-15
9Sussex Hamilton2-0UR
10Franklin1-1UR

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Fond du Lac   42   SPASH  7

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Zavier Ellis had three rushing touchdowns and QB Kyle Walljasper had 1 rushing touchdown and threw 2 touchdown passes to Caleb Plante and Nick Behnke to power the Cardinals over the Panthers 42 – 7.

Fond du Lac 21 14 7 0 – 42

Stevens Point 0 7 0 0 – 7

SCORING

First quarter

FDL – Zavier Ellis 61 yd run (Justin Scheberl kick)

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FDL – Caleb Plante 43 yd pass from Kyle Walljasper (Justin Scheberl kick)

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FDL – Zavier Ellis 7 yd run (Justin Scheberl kick)

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Second quarter

FDL – Kyle Walljasper 24 yd run (Justin Scheberl kick)

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SP – Klish 3 pass from Warzynski (Schultz kick)

FDL – Nick Behnke 40 pass from Kyle Walljasper(Justin Scheberl kick)

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Third quarter

FDL – Zavier Ellis 5 yd run (Justin Scheberl kick)

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Aug. 30, 2019

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final Score

Fond du Lac

21

14

7

0

42

Stevens Point

0

7

0

0

7

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QuarterTimeYardsFond du Lac Scoring Plays

1

9:44

54

Zavier Ellis 54 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

1

6:40

43

Kyle Walljasper 43yd TD pass to Caleb Plante, Justin Scheberl XP kick

1

:36

7

Zavier Ellis 7 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

2

2:25

24

Kyle Walljasper 24 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

2

:28

40

Kyle Walljasper 40 yd TD pass to Nicholas Behnke, Justin Scheberl XP kick

3

5:25

6

Zavier Ellis 6 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl XP kick

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Rushing

Player

Att

Yds

TD

Fum

Braylon Allen

5

22

0

0

Zavier Ellis

22

173

3

0

Kyle Walljasper

5

81

1

1

Reno Naebe

6

15

0

0

Stephen Schreiter

1

-7

0

0

Jon Vanna

2

4

0

0

.

Passing

Player

Comp.

Att.

Yds.

TD

Int

Kyle Walljasper 

6

7

135

2

0

Braylon Allen

1

4

6

0

0

.

Receiving

Player

Rec

Yds

TD

2PT

YAC

Tyler Collien

1

6

0

0

0

Nicholas Behnke

2

55

1

0

0

Caleb Plante

4

80

1

0

0

.

Scoring

Player

TD

1PAT

2PAT

FG

Total

Zavier Ellis

3

18

Nicholas Behnke

1

6

Caleb Plante

1

6

Kyle Walljasper

1

6

Justin Scheberl

6

6

.

Defensive Stats

Asst

Sack

Player

TCK

TCK

TFL

Sacks

Yds

Braelon Allen

1

1

Julian Murillo

1

1

Fletcher Haus

5

4

2

2

18

Tyler Van Deslunt

1

4

Reno Naebe

1

Tyler Collien

3

Ethan Kissinger

2

1

Kyle Walljasper

1

2

3

Nicholas Behnke

2

Drew Mueller

2

1

Malique Harris

1

1

Sam Wood

1

1

Logan Graf

0

3

Keegan Henschel

2

1

1

1

4

Louis Wagner Lang

1

Michael Towell

1

.

Punt Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

Braelon Allen

3

11

0

.

Punting

Player

Punts

Yds.

TB

In 20

Julian Murillo

2

80

0

0

.

Kicking

Player

FGA

FGM

XPA

XPM

Justin Scheberl

0

0

6

6

.

Kick Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

David McArthur

1

21

0

Mack Sebert

1

4

0

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WEEK 1 WISSPORTS.NET COACHES POLL

Published 8/27/2019

DIVISION 1

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

1

Muskego

1-0

2

Kimberly

1-0

3

Fond du Lac

1-0

4

Bay Port

1-0

5

Arrowhead

1-0

6

Marquette

0-1

7

Madison Memorial

1-0

8

Appleton North

1-0

9

Oak Creek

1-0

10

Mukwonago

1-0

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Fond du Lac 34 Franklin 31

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The Fond du Lac varsity football team won Friday’s home non-conference game against Franklin  by a score of 34-31.

Date:Aug. 23, 2019

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final Score

Fond du Lac    6  14  7  7        34
       Franklin  0  10  7 14         31

Fond du Lac Scoring Plays

Quarter

1

Tyler Collien 84 yd INT for TD, Justin Scheberl missed xp

2

Julian Murillo 26 yd INT for TD, Justin Scheberl xp

2

Kyle Walljasper 14 yd TD pass to Nick Behnke, Justin Scheberl xp

3

Kyle Walljasper 8 yd TD pass to Nick Behnke, Justin Scheberl xp

       4

Zavier Ellis 1 yd TD run, Justin Scheberl xp

Rushing

Player

Att

Yds

TD

#1 Braelon Allen  4  49
#7 Zavier Ellis 29  108  1
#17 Kyle Walljasper  7    40
#11 Tyler Collien  1   – 2

Passing

Player

Comp.

Att.

Yds.

TD

Int

#1 Braelon Allen     1   1    5  0
#17 Kyle Walljasper    10  16  127  2  0

Receiving

Player

Rec

Yds

TD

#7 Zavier Ellis   2  37
#13 David McArthur   2  18
#11 Tyler Collien   2   5
#18 Nick Behnke   3  33  2
#19 Caleb Plante   2  39

Scoring

Player

TD

1PAT

Total

#7 Zavier Ellis  1     6
#18 Nick Behnke  2   12
#14 Justin Scheberl   4    4
#2 Julian Murillo  1    6
#11 Tyler Collien  1    6

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Defensive Stats
Player

TCK

Asst TCK

TFL

Sacks

Sack Yds

Int

Int Return Yds

Td

#1 Braelon Allen   2
#2 Julian Murillo   3  1           26  1
#4 Fletcher Haus   3        8   1
#5 Tyler Van Deslunt  5        4
#7 Zavier Ellis  2   1     1       6
#9 Keagan Henschel   1        9   2
#10 River Reifsnider        1
#11 Tyler Collien   1        5  1           84  1
#13 David McArthur   1
#16 Ethan Kissinger   1
#17 Kyle Walljasper   5        6
#19 Caleb Plante        2
#21 Reno Naebe   2        2
#27 Drew Mueller   1        2
#30 Ean Garfoot        2
#42 Sam Wood        2
#55 Logan Graf        1   1
#58 Louis Wagner-Lang        1
#65 Carter King        1
#99 Anthony Millard   1   1

Punt Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

TD

#11 Tyler Collien   1   3
#1 Braelon Allen   1   7

Punting

Player

Punts

Yds.

#2 Julian Murillo   3 128

Kick Returns

Player

Ret

Yds

#11 Tyler Collien  1  19
#1 Braelon Allen  2  44
#42 Sam Wood  1   0
#13 David McArthur  1   0

Kicking

Player

FGA

FGM

XPA

XPM

#14 Justin Scheberl   5   4

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   Q1

  Q2

  Q3

  Q4

  Final

Franklin

   0

  10

   7

  14

    31

Fond du Lac

   6

 14

  7

  7

   34

1st Q

Pick-6 !!
Fond du Lac – Pick 6!   #11 Tyler Collien with a 85-yard return.

Xpt – No Good 

Fond du Lac     6       Franklin  0


End of 1st Quarter

Field Goal
Franklin  2nd Quarter – Field Goal

Fond du Lac     6       Franklin  3

Pick 6 !!
Fond du Lac – Pick 6! #2 Julian Marillo with a 17-yard return. 

Fond du Lac . 2nd Quarter  #10 Justin Scheberl PAT Good

Fond du Lac   13      Franklin  3

Franklin . 2nd Quarter~ 43 Yd pass completed to #6 for a TD. 

Fond du Lac   13      Franklin  10

Passing Touchdown
Fond du Lac   2nd Quarter– #17 Kyle Walljasper-  14 Yd pass completed to #18 Nick Behnke for a TD

Fond du Lac   2nd Quarter – #14 Justin Scheberl PAT Good. 

Fond du Lac   20      Franklin  10

Halftime         Fond du Lac   20      Franklin  10

Passing Touchdown
Fond du Lac  3rd Quarter – #17 Kyle Walljasper-  8 Yd pass completed to #18 Nick Behnke for a TD

#14 Justin Scheberl PAT Good. 

Fond du Lac   27      Franklin  10

Rushing Touchdown
Franklin  3rd Quarter  – Franklin – 1 Yd Rushing

Fond du Lac   27      Franklin  17

End of 3rd Quarter    Fond du Lac   27      Franklin  17

Rushing Touchdown
Fond du Lac  4th Quarter~ #7 Xavier Ellis with a 1 Yd Rushing

#14 Justin Scheberl PAT Good. 

Fond du Lac   34      Franklin  17

Passing Touchdown
Franklin  4th Quarter Franklin  6 minutes to go – 4 Yd pass completed for a TD

Fond du Lac   34      Franklin  24

Passing Touchdown
Franklin4th Quarter~2 minutes to go Franklin – Pass completed for a TD. 

Fond du Lac   34      Franklin  31

Franklin4th Quarter~1 minute to goFranklin takes over the ball on their own 49-yard line. 

54 yd field goal attempt – no good !!

End of Game
Final 
 Fond du Lac34 Franklin 31

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Fond du Lac strength and conditioning program prepares for football season

On a foggy Wednesday morning, about 40 high school football players stifled yawns as they entered the Fond du Lac High School gym for a 6:30 a.m. strength and conditioning practice.

New football coach Steven Jorgensen, clad in a black Cardinals shirt with a whistle around his neck, instructed the young men what the plan was for the day. The two-hour session was going to be split into two parts, an outside drills portion and a kettle bell workout. Upperclassmen were to be mixed in with the freshmen. Jorgensen is what he called the beneficiary of a program designed by his father Steve Jorgensen and other Fond du Lac coaches about eight years ago. That is when the Cardinals went to a full-year strength and conditioning program for the football program.

Players meet Monday through Thursday for two hours. Wednesday’s are a program-wide day while the other three days focus on growth in the weight room. “It’s an expectation that you’re here. You’re working with your teammates. The players that are here are going to be rewarded come fall time,” Jorgensen said. The players have bought into the program, Jorgensen said. At the beginning of summer conditioning, the head coach talked with his upperclassmen about accountability and leading by example. At the Wednesday morning practice — just a day before the Fourth of July — juniors and seniors kept the freshmen focused, yelling out both words of encouragement and sometimes corrections for the young players.

The senior class this year is small, roughly 14 players, Jorgensen said. “We need them all, and we need their leadership,” he said. “They’ve done a great job this year of getting out of their comfort zone.” The work ethic was always there with the 2020 senior class, but this season the focus will be on developing vocal leaders.

Jorgensen’s motto is simple — do the ordinary things better than anyone else. Jorgensen said that if you are a relevant football program, you’re working out all summer long. Seeing as how Fond du Lac made it one game away from the state championship, that expectation is there. “Everything we do here is for a bigger purpose,” Jorgensen said. “We’re working with young men that hopefully can take what we’re doing here and carry it out to the rest of their lives.”Jorgensen likes the word potential. His goal is for each player to find and reach their own potential. He believes that football can bring that out in a young man. He also likes the word love. “The kids are learning love. They’re showing it to their teammates. The coaches are showing it to them. It’s all things that carry over into life,” he said. From the football field to the classroom to college and to marriage, the skills learned in humid morning workouts at Fond du Lac High School serve a greater purpose for the Cardinals football team.

Fond du Lac will play its first game of the 2019 season Aug. 23 at home against Franklin.

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Steven Jorgensen – New Head Football Coach at FDL HS

Taking over a premier Division 1 high school football program is certainly a challenge for any head coach.

For Steven Jorgensen, that challenge is something he looks forward to tackling as the 26-year-old was named the Cardinals’ head coach Tuesday after his father, Steve, stepped down after spending the 2018 season as the interim head coach. Steven Jorgensen was an assistant on the Cardinals staff the past seven seasons, mostly as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator. 

Fond du Lac finished 12-1 last season, winning the Valley Football Association-South title. The Cardinals also finished one step away from Camp Randall Stadium in the playoffs, falling to Kimberly 22-21 in overtime on Nov. 9 in a WIAA Division 1 state semifinal.  “The standard is not changing,” Steven Jorgensen said. “That bar is set high and I come in and understand that we’ve reached a high level and we’re going to want to continue to push for the highest level possible in this program.”

Fond du Lac athletic director David Michalkiewicz said that the school is “excited to have coach Jorgensen on board.” “He’s been a part of our program for the past seven years and he’s helped us build the program that we have today,” Michalkiewicz said. “And I believe he gives us some stability going forward. He’s more of a long-term solution for us going forward.”

He becomes Fond du Lac’s third head coach in as many years. Mike Gnewuch stepped down in January of 2018 and Steve Jorgensen, who had been an assistant on Gnewuch’s staff, stepped in as head coach a few months later in an attempt to help transition the program to a younger head coach, preferably within the Cardinals coaching staff.  “I’m filling the gap here for some good young coaches we have here at Fond du Lac right now –  “I’m the bridge to the younger coaches having greater responsibility in the near future.”

That younger coach turned out to be his son Steven, who knew the opportunity to be head coach could present itself with his father taking over the team on what was essentially an interim basis.  “As a staff we kind of knew that with my father stepping in, that it could be on an interim basis,” Steven said. “We just felt that it would be the best transition at that time. We had a great group of seniors last year that had a really successful senior year and we knew that he was the best for that position at the time and we kind of knew that this was coming and that it would be a one-year thing. “He took one for the team going back to being a head coach. That was never his intention, and we knew as a staff that this was coming and it was something that he had let us know that he would be stepping down. The opportunity came up for me to apply for it and we kind of talked as a staff and they kind of put their faith and trust in me that they wanted me to be the guy to go for it. And I appreciate them and I owe them a lot.”

Steven Jorgensen said the application process went “smoothly” and when Fond du Lac offered him the position, he took time to reflect. “It was something that I had prayed about,” he said. “I’m a man of faith. I talked to my dad and my family and it’s something that I’m excited about and it’s a great opportunity and it’s going to be a great challenge.” Steven said that the entire staff will return to the Cardinals sideline, including his father as well as defensive coordinator Dakota Hermes.  “I’ll make sure I have my father back as well and he’ll be on the staff and he leads up our strength and conditioning,” he said. “I’m biased, but he does one of the best jobs in the state doing that. “Dakota, like myself, is a very young guy and one of the brightest defensive minds that I know. He really took charge of that defense this year and he’s going to be given a lot of responsibility on that side of the ball. He’s got a group of guys to work with.” Steven added that having his father, who won WIAA state titles with Oshkosh North and Kimberly, on his coaching staff is something he will cherish.  “In high school, I butted heads with my dad a lot,” Steven said. “But now we’re pretty much best friends. I mean, I’ve learned a lot from him and coached under him and played under him. He’s my role model going into this.  “This is why I coach because I’ve seen the impact that this sport can have on boys really becoming young men. So I got a great role model that I’ve looked up to. Obviously, I’m my own man and I’m going to do some of my own things and make a few changes that are necessary, but I have a great relationship with my father. It’s something that I cherish and something that is important to me and staff-wise, we’re going to keep the staff intact. There will be some roles that will be changed for the betterment of the program going forward, but it’s a great situation coaching-wise.”

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