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Updated: Oct 31, 2021

Auburndale quarterback Trayton Weber threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 19-9 win over Markesan in a WIAA Division 6 Level 2 playoff game Friday. (Paul Lecker file photo)

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MARKESAN – Trayton Weber threw a touchdown pass to Tim Schmitt and ran in another in the fourth quarter to help push the sixth-seeded Auburndale football team to a 19-9 upset win over No. 2 seed Markesan in a WIAA Division 6 Level 2 playoff game Friday night at Markesan High School.

Markesan led 2-0 after a hard-fought first half. A safety in the first quarter on a blocked punt out of the end zone by the Hornets was the only score.

Auburndale led briefly after a 14-yard run by Alex Willfahrt in the third quarter before Markesan regained a 9-6 advantage on a 6-yard run by Tyler Mast and an extra point kick.

The Eagles fought back, with Weber hitting Schmitt for a 5-yard touchdown pass with approximately 9 minutes left to take the lead 13-9.

Auburndale added an insurance score later as Weber scampered 47 yards for a score and the Eagles held on from there.

Auburndale (10-3) will play at No. 1 seed Colby (13-1) in a Level 3 matchup next Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The Hornets defeated Auburndale 54-7 in the final week of the regular season on Oct. 15 in a Marawood Conference matchup.

Evan Scholl finished with 142 yards rushing to lead the Auburndale attack, which was missing starting running back Terrance Roberson. Weber added another 83 on the ground as the Eagles racked up 259 yards rushing.

Eagles 19, Hornets 9

Auburndale 0 0 6 13 - 19

Markesan 2 0 7 0 - 9

First Quarter

M – Safety, blocked punt out of end zone.

Third Quarter

A – Alex Willfahrt 14 run (kick failed).

M – Tyler Mast 6 run (Sebastian Loepfek kick).

Fourth Quarter

A – Tim Schmitt 5 pass from Trayton Weber (Jesse Fowler kick).

A – Weber 47 run (pass failed).

Team Statistics

First downs: Auburndale 13; Markesan 13.

Rushing (att-yards): A 30-259; M 51-235.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 6-13-58-0; M 1-6-7-1.

Total yards: A 317; M 242.

Penalties (no.-yards): A 2-15; M 7-60.

Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-1; M 2-0.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: A, Evan School 14-142, Trayton Weber 13-83, Alex Willfahrt 2-28, Tim Schmitt 1-6. M, Mason Wilthun 17-79, Ryan Mast 18-67, Tyler Mast 7-47, Michah Kracht 8-33, Caleb Stoll 1-9.

Passing: A, Weber 6-13-58-0. M, R. Mast 1-5-7-1, Hayden Quade 0-1-0-0.

Receiving: A, Schmitt 3-31, Willfahrt 2-15, Lucas Yeske 1-12. M, Quade 1-7.

Records: Auburndale 10-3; Markesan 9-3.

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