AUBURNDALE FOOTBALL HOLDS OFF SECOND-HALF RALLY TO TOP PITTSVILLE
PITTSVILLE – Auburndale scored four first-half touchdowns then held off a Pittsville rally to defeat the Panthers 42-20 in a nonconference football game Friday night at Pittsville High School.
Trayton Weber threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Yeske in the first quarter to give Auburndale a 7-0 lead.
The Eagles pushed it to 28-0 by halftime as Terrance Roberson returned an interception for a touchdown and ran in a score from 2 yards out, and Weber scored from the 11.
Pittsville regrouped at halftime and made a game of it, scoring three unanswered touchdowns to get to within one possession.
Quarterback Waylon Grimm threw a pair of touchdown passes to Joey Redmond, and Dylan Luther ran in from the 15 to make it 28-20 heading into the fourth.
Auburndale was able to pull away as its defense shutout the Panthers over the final 12 minutes. Roberson and Weber tacked on touchdown runs for the Eagles, who are now 2-1 this season.
Weber finished 15-for-23 passing for 187 yards and added 135 rushing yards for Auburndale. Roberson had 106 yards on the ground as the Eagles out-rushed Pittsville 263-78 and held a 450-237 advantage in total yards.
Grimm threw for 159 yards, 75 to Redmond on three receptions to pace the Pittsville (0-4) offense.
Pittsville returns to Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division action next Friday, Sept. 17, at Rosholt, while Auburndale will host Rib Lake/Prentice in its final nonconference game.
Eagles 42, Panthers 20
Auburndale 7 21 0 14 - 42
Pittsville 0 0 20 0 - 20
A – Lucas Yeske 26 pass from Trayton Weber (Jesse Fowler kick).
A – Terrance Roberson interception return (Fowler kick).
A – Roberson 2 run (Fowler kick).
A – Weber 11 run (Fowler kick).
P – Joey Redmond 9 pass from Waylon Grimm (pass failed).
P – Redmond 43 pass from Grimm (Evan Haley pass from W. Grimm).
P – Dylan Luther 15 run (run failed).
A – Roberson 14 run (Fowler kick).
A – Weber 26 run (Fowler kick).
First downs: Auburndale 20; Pittsville 11.
Rushing (att-yards): A 37-263; P 22-78.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 15-23-187-1; P 10-24-159-2.
Total yards: A 450; P 237.
Penalties (no.-yards): A 5-50; P 5-35.
Fumbles (total-lost): A 0-0; P 1-1.
Rushing: A, Trayton Weber 12-135, Terrance Roberson 22-106, Evan Scholl 2-18, Tim Schmitt 1-4. P, Dylan Luther 5-25, Alex Kumm 1-24, Waylon Grimm 10-21, Aiden Kolar 6-8.
Passing: A, Weber 15-23-187-1. P, W. Grimm 10-24-159-2.
Receiving: A, Lucas Yeske 4-56, Alex Willfahrt 3-67, Schmitt 3-38, Roberson 2-13, Aden Cherney 2-7, Scholl 1-6. P, Joey Redmond 3-75, Kumm 3-39, Luther 3-35, Kolar 1-10.
Interceptions (defense): A, Roberson. P, Joey Downs.
Records: Auburndale 2-1; Pittsville 0-4.