GREENWOOD – The Greenwood football team was in must-win mode on Friday, needing a victory against winless Wisconsin Rapids Assumption to keep its WIAA playoff hopes alive.
The Indians took care of business behind a powerful running game and pounded Assumption 42-8 at Greenwood High School.
Greenwood (5-3, 3-3 Cloverwood Conference) needs a win at Thorp next Friday, Oct. 18, to earn a spot in the postseason.
Quarterback Cooper Bredlau ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns, and threw two more, to lead the Indians’ offensive attack.
Bredlau threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Westen Schmitz on the Indians’ opening possession and Sullivan Whitford ran in from the 2-yard line to give the Indians a quick 16-0 lead as Bredlau ran in two-point conversions after both scores.
Bredlau had touchdown runs of 6 and 30 yards in the second quarter, and threw a 6-yard TD pass to Whitford and had a 70-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to finish the scoring for Greenwood.
Assumption (0-8, 0-6 Cloverwood) had a safety and a late touchdown run by Caden Meyers in the final minute to get on the scoreboard.
Wyatt Artac added 74 yards rushing and Whitford had 62 as the Indians piled up 251 yards on the ground.
Assumption will finish its season Oct. 18 at home against Owen-Withee.
Indians 42, Royals 8
Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 0 0 0 8 - 8
Greenwood 16 12 14 0 - 42
G – Westen Schmitz 25 pass from Cooper Bredlau (Bredlau run), 9:35.
G – Sullivan Whitford 2 run (Bredlau run), 2:41.
G – Bredlau 6 run (PAT failed), 8:04.
G – Bredlau 30 run (PAT failed), 4:14.
G – Whitford 6 pass from Bredlau (Wyatt Artac run), 9:19.
G – Bredlau 70 run (PAT failed), 4:40.
WRA – Safety, 6:57.
WRA – Caden Meyers 9 run (PAT failed), 0:53.
First downs: WRA 11; G 11.
Rushing (att-yards): WRA 44-146; G 32-251.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WRA 2-5-22-0; G 4-8-68-1.
Total yards: WRA 168; G 319.
Penalties (no.-yards): WRA 4-20; G 7-50.
Fumbles (total-lost): WRA 1-1; G 1-0.
Punting (no.-avg.): WRA 3-24.0; G none.
Rushing: WRA, Reed Duellman 10-67, Derek Bathke 8-44, Jaret Hartley 14-33, Joey Meyer 6-17, Caden Meyers 2-9, Brian Harms 1-3, Nick Leberg 2-minus 8, Ryan Shaw 1-minus 13. G, Cooper Bredlau 9-124, Wyatt Artac 10-74, Sullivan Whitford 6-62, Xander Hinker 4-0, Chris Thomas 2-minus 3, Ryver Glynn 1-minus 6.
Passing: WRA, Hartley 1-3-11-0, Jack Klatt 1-2-11-0. G, Bredlau 4-8-68-1.
Receiving: WRA, Alec Sullivan 1-11, Duellman 1-11. G, Westen Schmitz 2-52, Artac 1-10, Whitford 1-6.
Interceptions (defense): Rico Franklin.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 0-8 overall, 0-6 Cloverwood Conference; Greenwood 5-3 overall, 3-3 Cloverwood Conference.