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Spencer/Columbus quarterback Gage Stratman takes the snap for the Rockets during their home win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood on Friday at Spencer High School. The Rockets won, 28-12. (Photo courtesy of Lucky Shot Photography)

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SPENCER – Eden Jacobson ran for 167 yards and three touchdown to lead the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team to a 28-12 win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division matchup Friday night at Spencer High School.

Max McGiveron added 115 yards and a touchdown for the Rockets, who piled up 409 yards on the ground and dominated the clock, running 62 plays to Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s 38, and outgaining the Chargers 440-213 overall.

Jacobson had touchdown runs of 73 and 29 yards in the first quarter to give the Rockets a 12-0 lead.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood rallied to tie the game, scoring in the final minute of the first quarter and with 1:12 left in the half, but SC was able to pitch a shutout in the second half.

McGiveron had an 11-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and Jacobson finished off the scoring with a 4-yard TD in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

“Proud of our guys tonight,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “They played a pretty complete game overall. We had much more balance in our running attack. We were able to play mistake-free football and keep the changes moving.

“Hats off to our lineman Sully Melander, Austin Grubofski, Cole Hanson, David Ellefson, Aiden Griepentrgo and Connor Luedtke. Chase Higgins had a great night setting the edge as a tight end. Dominic Post, Max McGiveron, and Will Gorst provided a nice compliment to Eden Jacobson tonight (at running back).”

Spencer/Columbus (3-2 overall and CWC Large) hosts Weyauwega-Fremont on Oct. 30 at Spencer High School.

Rockets 28, Chargers 12 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 6 6 0 0 – 12 Spencer/Columbus 12 0 8 8 – 28 First Quarter SC – Eden Jacobson 73 run (run failed), 9:26. SC – Jacobson 29 run (run failed), 1:16. WB – Ben Wesolowski 57 run (kick failed), 0:22. Second Quarter WB – Luke Muscha 15 pass from Kaden Schmidt (pass failed), 1:12. Third Quarter SC – Max McGiveron 11 run (Dominic Post run), 3:24. Fourth Quarter SC – Jacobson 4 run (Jacobson run), 11:24. Team Statistics First downs: WB 10; SC 24. Rushing (att-yards): WB 26-176; SC 58-409. Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WB 5-12-37-0; SC 1-4-31-0. Total yards: WB 213; SC 440. Fumbles (total-lost): WB 0-0; SC 0-0. Penalties (no.-yards): WB 3-25; SC 2-10. Punting (no.-avg.): WB 2-30.0; SC none. Individual Statistics Rushing: WB, Ben Wesolowski 12-96, Jack Fraaza 7-50, Kaden Schmidt 2-17, No. 47 (no name provided). 5-13. SC, Eden Jacobson 23-167, Max McGiveron 15-115, Dominic Post 4-58, Will Gorst 10-43, Gage Stratman 4-23, No. 7 (no name provided) 1-3, No. 47 (no name provided) 1-0. Passing: WB, Wesolowski 4-11-22-0, Schmidt 1-1-15-0. SC, Stratman 1-4-31-0. Receiving: WB, Luke Muscha 2-19, Schmidt 2-10, Carter Herb 1-8. SC, Jacobson 1-31. Records: Wittenberg-Birnamwood 1-2 overall and Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division; Spencer/Columbus 3-2 overall and CWC Large.

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