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Assumption running back Reed Duellman. (File photo)

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ROSHOLT – The Wisconsin Rapids Assumption football team is going to the WIAA playoffs.

The Royals racked up 418 rushing yards and scored seven touchdowns in the first half and rolled to a 58-6 win over Rosholt in a Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division game Friday night at Rosholt High School.

With the victory, and accounting next week’s conference forfeit win over Almond-Bancroft, the Royals are assured of a winning record in the CWC Small and a WIAA postseason berth.

Assumption had three running backs eclipse the 100-yard mark in the victory as Nick Leberg ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns, Reed Duellman had 116 yards and two scores, and Cade Statz added 104 yards and two more TDs in the victory. Ryan Shaw added a touchdown run as well.

The Royals’ defense was stout, allowing just 119 total yards and picking off four Rosholt passes. They also added a safety in the third quarter.

Rosholt, which was eliminated from postseason contention with the loss, scored its only touchdown nine seconds into the second quarter when Landon Zinda hit Skylar Flitz for an 11-yard score.

Assumption will host Webster for a nonconference game on Saturday, Oct. 9, and will finish the regular season at Loyal on Oct. 15. Both games will be live at

Rosholt (1-5, 1-4 CWC Small) plays at Iola-Scandinavia next Friday, Oct. 8, and hosts Marathon for a nonconference game on Oct. 15.

Royals 58, Hornets 6

Assumption 28 21 2 7 - 58

Rosholt 0 6 0 0 - 6

First Quarter

A – Nick Leberg 1 run (Mason Kubis kick), 9:53.

A – Cade Statz 7 run (Kubis kick), 6:17.

A – Leberg 45 run (Kubis kick), 2:38.

A – Reed Duellman 39 run (Kubis kick), 0:45.

Second Quarter

R – Skylar Flitz 11 pass from Landon Zinda (run failed), 11:51.

A – Leberg 2 run (Kubis kick), 7:29.

A – Duellman 29 run (Kubis kick), 5:16.

A – Ryan Shaw 15 run (Kubis kick), 0:20.

Third Quarter

A – Safety, 1:01.

Fourth Quarter

A – Cade Statz 2 run (Kubis kick), 11:01.

Team Statistics

First downs: Assumption 22; Rosholt 5.

Rushing (att-yards): A 48-418; R 14-57.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 1-5-2-0; R 9-19-62-4.

Total yards: A 420; R 119.

Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-1; R 0-0.

Penalties (no.-yards): A 2-20; R 4-40.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: A, Nick Leberg 14-126, Reed Duellman 8-116, Cade Statz 9-104, Jack Klatt 5-22, Ryan Shaw 1-15, Cal Birkhauser 3-14, Alec Sullivan 1-7, Manny Schultz 2-7, Xaivier Hoffmann 1-5, Adam Taylor 3-5, Mason Kubis 1-minus 3. R, Trent Bembenek 9-66, Colton Bianco 1-0, Landon Zinda 4-minus 9.

Passing: A, Klatt 1-5-2-0. R, 9-19-62-4.

Receiving: A, Shaw 1-2. R, Skylar Flitz 4-24, Bembenek 2-4, Ethan Stroud 1-27, Tyler Hintz 1-4, Jaxon Peterson 1-3.

Interceptions (defense): A, Duellman, Kubis, Birkhauser, Shaw.

Records: Assumption 4-3, 3-2 Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division; Rosholt 1-5, 1-3 CWC Small.

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