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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Wisconsin Rapids earned a big early-season win in the Valley Football Association as it defeated unbeaten Wausau West 36-20 on Friday at South Wood County Field.

Wisconsin Rapids, which had lost its two games to start the season before having a bye due to a Wausau East forfeit last week, is now 1-2 this season and 1-0 in the VFA. West falls to 3-1 and 1-1 in the VFA.

Leo Brostowitz finished with 220 yards rushing and scored all five Wisconsin Rapids’ touchdowns in the victory. He scored on runs of 6 and 14 yards in the first half as the Raiders led 14-8 going into halftime. Brostowitz added TD runs of 11, 34 and 9 in the second half as Rapids pulled away.

Wisconsin Rapids will play at Stevens Point next Friday, Sept. 17. West will be off as it receives a forfeit from Wausau East.

Raiders 36, Warriors 20

Wausau West 0 8 0 12 - 20

Wisconsin Rapids 7 7 8 14 - 36

First Quarter

WR – Leo Brostowitz 6 run (Adam Kaup kick).

Second Quarter

WW – Colton Geurink 3 run (Geurink run).

WR – Brostowitz 14 run (Kaup kick).

Third Quarter

WR – Brostowitz 11 run (Connor Bubolz run).

Fourth Quarter

WW – (Players not reported) 14 pass (PAT failed).

WR – Brostowitz 34 run (Kaup kick).

WR – Brostowitz 9 run (Kaup kick).

WW – (player not reported) 10 run (kick failed).

Team Statistics

First downs: Wausau West 15; Wisconsin Rapids 12.

Rushing (att-yards): WW 42-175; WR 39-260.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WW 7-11-76-0; WR 2-3-16-1.

Total yards: WW 251; WR 276.

Penalties (no.-yards): WW 5-40; WR 7-20.

Fumbles lost: WW 3; WR 2.

Individual Statistics

(Wausau West stats not reported)

Rushing: WR, Leo Brostowitz 27-220, Caden Sengbusch 4-26, Lucas 3-12, Bubolz 1-5, Haupt 3-minus 7.

Passing: WR, Sengbusch 1-2-11-1, Lucas 1-1-5-0.

Receiving: WR, Austin Junemann 1-11, Brostowitz 1-5.

Records: Wisconsin Rapids 1-2, 1-0 Valley Football Association; Wausau West 3-1, 1-1 Valley Football Association.

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