STRATFORD FOOTBALL JUMPS ON MANAWA EARLY, CRUISES TO CONFERENCE WIN




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STRATFORD – Stratford scored three times in the opening quarter and never looked back, rolling to a 47-6 win over Manawa in its Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division opener Friday night at Tiger Stadium.


Gavin Kirsch, Raife Smart and Braeden Schueller each had rushing touchdowns in the first quarter to put the Tigers up 20-0.


After Manawa scored early in the second quarter, the Tigers scored 27 unanswered points to win going away.


Kaden Griesmer had rushing touchdowns of 10 and 37 yards in the second quarter, pushing Stratford’s lead to 35-6 by halftime.


Smart started the running clock with a 35-yard TD run in the third quarter, and later hauled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from Schueller on a screen to finish the scoring.


Stratford (3-0, 1-0 CWC Large) hosts Shiocton on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. The game will be live at zaleskisports.com.


This story will be updated when full statistics are made available.


Wolves 6 Tigers 47

Manawa 0 6 0 0 – 6

Stratford 20 15 12 0 – 47

First Quarter

S – Gavin Kirsch 9 run (Noah Barrett kick).

S – Raife Smart 1 run (Barrett kick).

S – Braeden Schueller 10 run (kick failed).

Second Quarter

M – Grant Bristol 24 pass from Tanner Nienhaus (run failed).

S – Kaden Griesmer 10 run (Barrett kick).

S – Griesmer 37 run (Barrett kick).

Third Quarter

S – Smart 35 run (kick failed).

S – Smart 47 pass from Braeden Schueller (kick failed).

Team Statistics

First downs: Manawa 14; Stratford 21.

Rushing (att-yards): M 20-minus 2; S 41-347.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): M 7-10-71-1; S 2-7-85-0.

Total yards: M 69; S 432.

Fumbles lost: S 1; M 1.

Penalties (no.-yards): S 4-17; M 3-12.

Individual Statistics

(Manawa not provided)

Rushing: S, Kaden Griesmer 8-116, Raife Smart 11-80, Elijah Lucio 4-58, Ryan Becker 4-36, Koehler Kilty 2-21, Dillon Kirsch 4-14, Gavin Kirsch 2-14, Conner Weigel 3-14, Braeden Schueller 2-12, Matthew Foltz 1-minus 18.

Passing: S, Schueller 2-3-85-0, D. Kirsch 0-3-0-0, Lucio 0-1-0-0.

Receiving: S, Smart 1-47, Devin Ulrich 1-38.

Interceptions (defense): S, Schueller.

Fumble recoveries (defense): S, John Seitz.

Records: Manawa 1-2, 0-1 Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division; Stratford 3-0, 1-0 CWC Large.

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