ATHENS FOOTBALL BLASTS WAUSAU EAST



Caden Decker scored once as Athens trounces Wausau East. Photo Courtesy: Athens Bluejays Football Facebook Page


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ATHENS – Athens put up six first touchdowns in the first half and routed Wausau East 44-6 in 8-man football action Friday at Athens High School.


Athens quarterback Cooper Diedrich ran for 244 yards and five touchdowns to lead the way for the Bluejays (4-0).


Diedrich had scoring runs of 78, 28, 32, 60 and 1 yards, and Caden Decker added a 10-yard touchdown run as Athens won going away.


Athens outgained East (0-3) 422-245 and forced two turnovers.

Athens will play at Lake Holcombe on Thursday.


Bluejays 44, Lumberjacks 6

Wausau East 0 0 0 6 - 6

Athens 30 14 0 0 - 44

First Quarter

A – Cooper Diedrich 78 run (Diedrich run), 8:31.

A – Diedrich 28 run (Caleb Borchardt run), 3:49.

A – Kaden Decker 10 run (Borchardt run), 2:16.

A – Diedrich 32 run (pass failed).

Second Quarter

A – Diedrich 60 run (run failed).

A – Diedrich 1 run (Janke pass from Diedrich), 0:32.

Fourth Quarter

WE – Ralph Pegues 14 run (Pacey Weber run), 3:30.

Team Statistics

First downs: Wausau East 17; Athens 16.

Rushing (att-yards): WE 34-109; A 30-325.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WE 9-20-136-0; A 4-7-97-0.

Total yards: WE 245; A 422.

Fumbles (total-lost): WE 2-2; A 1-1.

Penalties (no.-yards): WE 3-30; A 7-65.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: WE, Pacey Weber 19-44, Ralph Pegues 9-34, Caden Werth 3-28, Caleb Mouw 3-3. A, Cooper Diedrich 12-244, Caleb Borchardt 9-48, Kyler Ellenbecker 2-19, Kaden Decker 3-18, Jakob Amala 2-0, Ryan Peel 2-minus 3.

Passing: WE, Weber 9-18-136-0. A, Diedrich 4-7-97-0.

Receiving: WE, Noah Stroming 7-96, Werth 2-40. A, Decker 4-97.

Records: Wausau East 0-3; Athens 4-0.

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