ATHENS FOOTBALL BLASTS FLAMBEAU



Zaleski Sports


ATHENS – Athens quarterback Cooper Diedrich ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns as the Bluejays trounced Flambeau 46-8 in 8-man football action Friday at Athens High School.


Following a scoreless first quarter, Diedrich had touchdown runs of 12, 40 and 9 yards in the second quarter as Athens took a 24-0 lead into halftime.


Diedrich returned a fumble 52 yards for a score in the third quarter, and Kyler Ellenbecker had a pair of TD runs in the fourth to stretch the Bluejays’ lead to 46-8. Flambeau scored its only touchdown late in the game.


Ellenbecker added 91 yards and Caleb Borchardt had 65 as Athens (2-0) rushed for 296 yards.


Athens hosts Almond-Bancroft on Sept. 10 starting at 7 p.m.


Bluejays 46, Falcons 8

Flambeau 0 0 0 8 - 8

Athens 0 24 8 14 - 46

Second Quarter

A – Cooper Diedrich 12 run (Diedrich run).

A – Diedrich 40 run (Aiden Janke pass from Diedrich).

A – Diedrich 9 run (Diedrich run).

Third Quarter

A – Diedrich 52 fumble return (Diedrich run).

Fourth Quarter

A – Kyler Ellenbecker 3 run (Ellenbecker run).

A – Ellenbecker 15 run (run failed).

F – Harley Opachan 22 run (Blake Moore run).

Individual Statistics

Rushing: F, Harley Opachan 8-63, Sylas Lybert 9-55. A, Cooper Diedrich 16-140, Kyler Ellenbecker 12-91, Caleb Borchardt 12-65.

Passing: F, Blake Moore 1-5-31-0. A, Diedrich 4-10-28-0.

Receiving: F, Opachan 1-31. A, Aiden Janke 2-16.

Records: Flambeau 1-1; Athens 2-0.

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