STEVENS POINT – Stevens Point quarterback Riley Warzynski continued his sizzling start to the 2021 season and the Panthers rolled to a 41-6 win over Appleton West in its Valley Football Association opener Friday night at Goerke Field.
Warzynski threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another, as the Panthers improve to 2-1 overall this season.
Warzynski hit Quinton Martin for a 26-yard touchdown and ran one in from 1 yard out to give the Panthers a quick 14-0 lead after one quarter.
SPASH continued to pour it on, scoring two more touchdowns in the second quarter as Tommy Drohner returned an interception 53 yards for a score and Warzynski hit Peyton Pumper for a 23-yard TD pass.
Warzynski tossed his third score of the game to Danny Zdroik in the third quarter, and Jaybreal Palbrach added a 20-yard TD run as Point led 41-0.
Appleton West’s only score came in the final minute on a 21-yard pass from Jack Hamus to E.J. Holt.
The Panthers outgained West 322-187, holding the Terrors (2-1 overall) to just 8 yards rushing as Hamus was sacked five times.
Appleton West will host D.C. Everest and Stevens Point will travel to Hortonville for VFA games on Sept. 10.
Panthers 41, Terrors 6
Appleton West 0 0 0 6 - 6
Stevens Point 14 12 15 0 - 41
SP – Quinton Martin 26 pass from Riley Warzynski (Cam Saeger kick), 6:03.
SP – Warzynski 1 run (Saeger kick), 0:18.
SP – Tommy Drohner 53 interception return (run failed), 5:01.
SP – Peyton Pumper 23 pass from Warzynski (pass failed), 0:49.
SP – Danny Zdroik 6 pass from Warzynski (Saeger run), 8:28.
SP – Jaybreal Palbrach 20 run (Saeger kick), 1:52.
AW – E.J. Holt 21 pass from Jack Hamus (pass failed), 0:43.
First downs: Appleton West 8; Stevens Point 14.
Rushing (att-yards): AW 25-8; SP 24-125.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): AW 12-28-179-1; SP 11-22-197-1.
Total yards: AW 187; SP 322.
Penalties (no.-yards): AW 7-71; SP 7-60.
Fumbles (total-lost): AW 1-0; SP 0-0.
Rushing: AW, Ben Vallafskey 14-40, Mason Raeck 2-3, Jack Hamus 9-minus 35. SP, Jaybreal Palbrach 10-85, Braylon Smola 8-37, Riley Warzynski 2-5, Ben Raczek 1-0, Kale Roth 2-minus 1, Riley Manternach 1-minus 1.
Passing: AW, Hamus 12-28-179-1. SP, Warzynski 10-19-190-0, Noah Marschke 1-3-7-1.
Receiving: AW, Chris Meyer 4-87, Mason Raeck 2-40, Vallafskey 2-2, E.J. Holt 1-21, Cage Kavanagh 1-12, Mikail Harmison 1-10, Matthew Vander Putten 1-7. SP, Quinton Martin 3-90, Danny Zdroik 3-39, Peyton Pumper 1-23, Raczek 1-14, Palbrach 1-131, Jayden Zelinski 1-11, Jaxon Stetler 1-7.
Interceptions (defense): AW, Ryder Hoffman. SP, Tommy Drohner.
Records: Appleton West 2-1, 0-1 Valley Football Association; Stevens Point 2-1, 1-0 Valley Football Association.