ATHENS 8-MAN FOOTBALL OPENS SEASON WITH SHUTOUT WIN OVER OWEN-WITHEE



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OWEN – Athens quarterback Cooper Diedrich rushed for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Bluejays to a 36-0 win over Owen-Withee in the 8-man football nonconference opener for both teams on Friday at Owen-Withee High School.


Diedrich had touchdown runs of 42 and 18 yards in the first half, and 56 and 75 yards in the second half as the Bluejays’ run game was unstoppable.


Athens totaled 326 yards on the ground, and outgained Owen-Withee 348-127 overall.


Caleb Borchardt added a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to finish off the scoring for Athens.


Athens hosts Flambeau in its home opener and Owen-Withee will travel to Lake Holcombe on Friday, Sept. 3.


Bluejays 36, Blackhawks 0

Athens 6 8 6 16 - 36

Owen-Withee 0 0 0 0 - 0

First Quarter

A – Cooper Diedrich 42 run (run failed), 9:55.

Second Quarter

A – Diedrich 18 run (Caleb Borchardt run), 6:07.

Third Quarter

A – Diedrich 56 run (run failed), 7:30.

Fourth Quarter

A – Diedrich 75 run (Borchardt run), 6:45.

A – Borchardt 14 run (Diedrich run), 4:12.

Team Statistics

First downs: Athens 21; Owen-Withee 9.

Rushing (att-yards): A 27-326; OW 46-120.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 1-6-22-1; OW 1-6-7-0.

Total yards: A 348; OW 127.

Fumbles (total-lost): A 3-1; OW 3-3.

Penalties (no.-yards): A 6-39; OW 1-5.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: A, Cooper Diedrich 11-248, Caleb Borchardt 14-75, Kyler Ellenbecker 2-3. OW, Colin Dallman 22-63, Logan Amacher 17-29, Treyton Tessmer 6-23, Keyton Degroot 1-5.

Passing: A, Diedrich 1-6-22-1. OW, Amacher 1-6-7-0.

Receiving: A, Kyler Ellenbecker 1-22. OW, Ryan Nelson 1-7.

Interceptions (defense): OW, Amacher.

Records: Athens 1-0; Owen-Withee 0-1.

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