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SPASH wins the Ol' River Jug for first time since 2018. Photo Courtesy: Todd Vanderloop YouTube Page

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STEVENS POINT – Riley Warzynski threw two touchdown passes as the Stevens Point football team defeated Wisconsin Rapids 24-6 in a defensive Valley Football Association battle on Friday night Goerke Field.

Warzynski hit Danny Zdroik for a 2-yard TD pass and Cam Saeger kicked a 31-yard field goal to give Stevens Point a 10-0 lead at halftime.

Warzynski then delivered a 36-yard scoring pass to Quinton Martin in the third quarter to push the Panthers’ lead to 17-0.

Wisconsin Rapids responded when Teal Lucas threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Austin Junemann, but that would all the Raiders would be able to muster against a tough Stevens Point defense.

SPASH allowed just 212 yards total and 189 yards on the ground on 49 carries by Rapids, and tacked on a late touchdown down Ty Madlena returned an interception 56 yards for the game’s final score. The Panthers’ defense forced four turnovers in all as Rapids fumbled seven times, losing three.

Leo Brostowitz had 148 yards rushing to lead the Raiders’ ground attack.

Point only had 188 yards of total offense, 139 through the air by Warzynski.

Stevens Point (4-1, 3-0 Valley Football Association) will be at home against D.C. Everest, and Wisconsin Rapids (1-3, 1-1 VFA) will host Hortonville in VFA games next Friday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.

Panthers 24, Raiders 6

Wisconsin Rapids 0 0 6 0 - 6

Stevens Point 0 10 7 7 - 24

Second Quarter

SP – Danny Zdroik 2 pass from Riley Warzynski (Cam Saeger kick).

SP – Saeger 31 field goal.

Third Quarter

SP – Quinton Martin 36 pass from Warzynski (Saeger kick).

WR – Austin Junemann 23 pass from Teal Lucas (run failed).

Fourth Quarter

SP – Ty Madlena 56 interception return (Saeger kick).

Team Statistics

First downs: Wisconsin Rapids 11; Stevens Point 9.

Rushing (att-yards): WR 49-189; SP 24-49.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WR 1-5-23-1; SP 13-24-139-0.

Total yards: WR 212; SP 188.

Penalties (no.-yards): WR 5-22; SP 5-44.

Fumbles (total-lost): WR 7-3; SP 1-1.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: WR, Leo Brostowitz 27-148, Austin Junemann 4-27, Erik Haupt 6-20, Jackson Schooley 1-7, Cooper Burdick 1-0, Caden Sengbusch 4-minus 5, Teal Lucas 6-minus 8. SP, Jaybreal Palbrach 16-50, Ben Raczek 1-4, Peyton Pumper 2-minus 2, Riley Warzynski 5-minus 3.

Passing: WR, Lucas 1-4-23-1, Sengbusch 0-1-0-0. SP, Warzynski 13-24-139-0.

Receiving: WR, Junemann 1-23. Danny Zdroik 6-64, Pumper 4-13, Tommy Drohner 2-26, Quinton Martin 1-36.

Records: Wisconsin Rapids 1-3, 1-1 Valley Football Association; Stevens Point 4-1, 3-0 VFA.

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