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Assumption quarterback Jack Klatt bursts up the middle for a 13-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of the Royals' win over Pittsville on Thursday night at South Wood County Stadium. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

Zaleski Sports

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Wisconsin Rapids Assumption forced six turnovers and benefitted from a number of big offensive plays as it rolled to a 39-0 win over Pittsville in a Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division football game Thursday night at South Wood County Stadium at Lincoln High School.

Reed Duellman returned the opening kickoff 50 yards and Assumption finished the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jack Klatt to take a quick 7-0 lead.

The Royals cruised from there as their defense intercepted a pair of passes, recovered four Pittsville fumbles and recorded a safety while holding the Panthers to 103 total yards.

Ryan Shaw snagged a deep pass over a Pittsville defender and scored on a 38-yard pass from Klatt, Duellman ran 79 yards for a score, and Klatt hit a wide open Cade Statz for a 21-yard score, all before halftime.

Pittsville running back Aiden Kolar breaks off a long run during the first quarter of Thursday's game against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption at South Wood County Stadium. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

Kemp Ross tackled Pittsville running back Aiden Kolar in the end zone to a Royals’ safety and they led 27-0 at halftime.

Klatt threw a 12-yard TD pass to Shaw and Duellman ran 36 yards for another score in the third quarter as Assumption put the game away.

Duellman finished with 155 yards rushing on just eight carries, and Nick Leberg added 108 yards on the ground as Assumption (3-3, 2-2 CWC Small) racked up 281 yards rushing.

Kolar led Pittsville (1-5, 1-2 CWC Small) with 69 yards on the ground.

Both teams return to action next Friday, Oct. 1, with Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division contests. Assumption will be at Rosholt and Pittsville will host Loyal. Both games will be live at

Royals 39, Panthers 0

Pittsville 0 0 0 0 - 0

Assumption 13 14 12 0 - 39

First Quarter

A – Jack Klatt 13 run (Mason Kubis kick), 8:33.

A – Ryan Shaw 38 pass from Klatt (kick missed), 6:09.

Second Quarter

A – Reed Duellman 79 run (run failed), 7:05.

A – Cade Statz 21 pass from Klatt (kick blocked), 5:50.

A – Safety, Kemp Ross tackled Aiden Kolar in end zone, 5:07.

Third Quarter

A – Shaw 12 pass from Klatt (kick missed), 6:18.

A – Duellman 36 run (kick missed), 1:19.

Team Statistics

First downs: Pittsville 9; Assumption 18.

Rushing (att-yards): P 37-75; A 35-281.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): P 2-9-28-2; A 6-12-128-1.

Total yards: P 103; A 409.

Penalties (no.-yards): P 6-40; A 7-65.

Fumbles (total-lost): P 5-4; A 2-1.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: P, Aiden Kolar 20-69, Dylan Luther 5-18, Alex Kumm 1-6, Waylon Grimm 11-minus 18. A, Reed Duellman 8-155, Nick Leberg 17-108, Cade Statz 4-20, Jack Klatt 5-minus 2.

Passing: P, W. Grimm 2-9-28-2. A, Klatt 6-12-128-1.

Receiving: P, Kumm 2-28. A, Ryan Shaw 4-67, Duellman 1-40, Statz 1-21.

Records: Pittsville 1-5, 1-2 Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division; Assumption 3-3, 2-2 CWC Small.

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