Updated: Oct 11, 2021
WILD ROSE – The Pittsville football team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 28-14 win over Wild Rose on Friday night at Wild Rose High School.
Wild Rose quarterback Brett Wilbert threw a pair of long touchdown passes to Evan Tratz of 59 and 61 yards in the first half to take a 14-8 lead, but that was all the Panthers would allow.
Waylon Grimm had a 1-yard touchdown run before halftime to give Pittsville a 16-14 lead at the break.
Pittsville would not pitch a shutout in the second half and tack on two fourth quarter touchdown runs by Aiden Kolar, who finished with 189 yards and three scores.
Dylan Luther added 99 yards on the ground for Pittsville (3-6, 3-3 Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division).
Wilbert finished 22 of 32 for 281 yards passing as Brett Mueller had 11 catches for 61 yards, and Evan Tratz had three receptions for 125 yards for Wild Rose.
Pittsville will need a win at home against Iola-Scandinavia on Friday, Oct. 15, to earn a WIAA playoff berth. Wild Rose will host Stevens Point Pacelli in its season finale. Both games will be live at zaleskisports.com.
Panthers 28, Wildcats 14
Pittsville 0 16 0 12 - 28
Wild Rose 7 7 0 0 - 14
WR – Evan Tratz 59 pass from Brett Wilbert (McCardell kick).
P – Aiden Kolar 36 run (Kaden Schiller pass from Waylon Grimm).
WR – Ev. Tratz 61 pass from Wilbert (McCardell kick).
P – W. Grimm 1 run (Kolar run).
P – Kolar 13 run (pass failed).
P – Kolar 15 run (run failed).
Rushing: P, Aiden Kolar 22-189, Dylan Luther 11-99, Waylon Grimm 6-2. WR, Ethan Tratz 13-47, Jonah Williams 2-8, Brett Mueller 2-minus 2, Brett Wilbert 5-minus 16.
Passing: P, W. Grimm 1-4-10-0. WR, Wilbert 22-32-281-1.
Receiving: P, Kaden Schiller 1-10. WR, Mueller 11-61, Sam Ramker 5-50, Evan Tratz 3-125, Et. Tratz 2-39, Joey Button 1-6.
Records: Pittsville 3-6, 3-3 Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division; Wild Rose 2-6, 1-5 CWC Small.