DURAND POUNDS NEILLSVILLE/GRANTON FOOTBALL

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DURAND – Durand controlled the line of scrimmage from the start and took care of Neillsville/Granton, winning 45-8 in a Cloverbelt Conference football game Friday at Durand High School.


The Panthers held Neillsville/Granton to zero net rushing yards and racked up 294 yards on the ground in the win, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Cloverbelt.


Quarterback Simon Bauer rushed for 159 yards and three first-half touchdowns, and threw a 21-yard TD pass as well as Durand took a 38-8 lead at halftime.


Neillsville/Granton’s lone touchdown came on a 92-yard kickoff return by Andrew Brown following Durand’s first touchdown late in the first quarter.


Neillsville/Granton returns to action Friday, Sept. 17, at home against Fall Creek. Durand will be at Eau Claire Regis on Thursday.


Panthers 48, Wardogs 8

Neillsville/Granton 8 0 0 0 - 8

Durand 16 22 7 0 - 45

First Quarter

D – Simon Bauer 1 run (Bauer run), 4:14.

NG – Andrew Brown 92 kick return (Garrett Learman pass from Bryce Erickson), 3:58.

D – Gunnar Hurlburt 21 pass from Bauer (Ryan Mason run), 0:33.

Second Quarter

D – Bauer 5 run (Bauer run), 11:42.

D – Bauer 1 run (G. Hurlburt kick), 5:13.

D – Owen Weisenbeck 18 run (G. Hurlburt kick), 3:04.

Third Quarter

D – Mason 7 run (G. Hurlburt kick), 3:56.

Team Statistics

First downs: Neillsville/Granton 6; Durand 20.

Rushing (att-yards): NG 23-0; D 52-294.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): NG 4-13-37-1; D 3-5-37-0.

Total yards: NG 37; D 331.

Fumbles lost: NG 2; D 0.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: NG, Jace Pekol 2-11, Austin Gross 1-10, Wesley Swita 1-3, Andrew Brown 5-minus 1, Garrett Learman 3-minus 3, Micah Zoschke 2-minus 4, Bryce Erickson 9-minus 16. D, Simon Bauer 21-159, Owen Weisenbeck 13-81, Cody Wieland 4-34, Ryan Mason 6-27, Parker Traun 1-4, Cole Weisenbeck 1-3, Carlin Pfeiffer 3-3, Lucas Traun 1-minus 4, Joey Baker 1-minus 8, Team 1-minus 5.

Passing: NG, Erickson 4-12-37-1, Brown 0-1-0-0. D, Bauer 3-5-47-0.

Receiving: NG, Ian Zoschke 3-25, M. Zoschke 1-12. D, Gunnar Hurlburt 1-21, Ethan Hurlburt 1-20, Mason 1-minus 4.

Records: Neillsville/Granton 1-2, 1-1 Cloverbelt Conference; Durand 4-0, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference.

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