AUBURNDALE FOOTBALL PUMMELS RIB LAKE/PRENTICE TO LOCK DOWN PLAYOFF BERTH
PRENTICE – The Auburndale football team came into its game against Rib Lake/Prentice on Friday on a mission. Win and the Apaches were going to the playoffs.
Auburndale did that in resounding fashion, holding Rib Lake/Prentice to minus-7 yards and rolling to a 62-0 victory on Friday night at Prentice High School.
The Apaches (7-2, 3-2 Marawood Conference) cruised out to a 42-0 lead by halftime as their offense, defense and special teams all contributed touchdowns.
Dylan Paun had a 4-yard touchdown run and quarterback Cooper Weinfurter sprinted 22 yards for another score to put Auburndale up 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
Weinfurter returned a punt 42 yards for another score in the final minute of the first quarter to push the lead to 21-0.
Kyle Peterson had a 1-yard TD run and Weinfurter hit Hunter Wright for a 16-yard scoring strike to up Auburndale’s lead to 35-0.
To put the icing on the dominating first half, Paul Kollross scooped up a Red Hawks’ fumble and raced 23 yards for another score before halftime.
Kaden Hoffman returned the opening kickoff of the second half 74 yards for another touchdown, and Terrance Roberson added two rushing scores to finish off the win for the Apaches.
Peterson had 83 of Auburndale’s 228 rushing yards to lead the offense.
The WIAA will announce its playoff pairings on Saturday.
Apaches 62, Red Hawks 0 Auburndale 21 21 14 6 – 62 Rib Lake/Prentice 0 0 0 0 – 0 First Quarter A – Dylan Paun 4 run (Hunter Wright kick), 9:24. A – Cooper Weinfurter 22 run (Wright kick), 6:03. A – Weinfurter 42 punt return (Wright kick), 0:15. Second Quarter A – Kyle Peterson 1 run (Wright kick), 6:51. A – Wright 16 pass from Weinfurter (Wright kick), 2:42. A – Paul Kollross 23 fumble return (Wright kick), 1:50. Third Quarter A – Kaden Hoffman 74 kick return (Wright kick), 11:47. A – Terrance Roberson 27 run (Wright kick), 5:47. Fourth Quarter A – Roberson 7 run (kick missed), 5:08. Team Statistics First downs: Auburndale 14; Rib Lake/Prentice 0 Rushing (att-yards): A 26-228; RLP 30-minus 7. Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 5-7-63-0; RLP 1-7-0-0. Total yards: A 291; RLP minus 7. Penalties (no.-yards): A 3-37; RLP 1-5. Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-1; RLP 1-1. Punting: A 1-40.0; RLP 8-27-8. Individual Statistics Rushing: A, Kyle Peterson 12-83, Terrance Roberson 7-61, Cooper Weinfurter 2-43, Mason White Eagle 2-22, Schuyler Gilhausen 1-13, Dylan Paun 2-6. RLP, Samuel Gumz 3-10, Logan Severson 7-6, Austin Dobson 1-0, Ty Heikkinen 3-1, Josh Jast 4-minus 7, Ashton Keiser 7-minus 8, Michael Borchardt 2-minus 9.
Passing: A, Weinfurter 5-7-63-0. RLP, Keiser 1-6-0-0, Borchardt 0-1-0-0. Receiving: A, Hunter Wright 3-38, Kaden Hoffman 1-14, Paun 1-11. Records: Auburndale 7-2, 3-2 Marawood Conference; Rib Lake/Prentice 0-9, 0-5 Marawood Conference.