WISCONSIN RAPIDS FOOTBALL DOWNS APPLETON WEST TO GRAB SHARE OF VFA TITLE



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APPLETON – Leo Brostowitz ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin Rapids to a 31-17 win over Appleton West in a Valley Football Association game on Friday night at Appleton West High School.


With the win, Wisconsin Rapids (6-3 overall) earns a share of the Valley Football Association championship, tying at 6-1 in conference play with Stevens Point and Wausau West. Appleton West finishes 4-5 and 2-5 in the VFA.


Adam Kaup kicked a 34-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead.


Brostowitz scored on touchdown runs of 2 and 43 yards, sandwiching a 72-yard punt return by Appleton West, and Caden Sengbusch ran in from 5 to put Wisconsin Rapids up 24-7.


Cooper Burdick added a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for Rapids.


Wisconsin Rapids finished with 354 yards rushing and outgained West 386-123 overall in the victory.


The Raiders will head into WIAA postseason play next Friday, Oct. 22.


Raiders 31, Terrors 17

Wisconsin Rapids 3 21 0 7 - 31

Appleton West 0 7 3 7 - 17

(Appleton West statistics not reported)

First Quarter

WR – Adam Kaup 34 field goal.

Second Quarter

WR – Leo Brostowitz 2 run (Kaup kick).

AW – 72 punt return (kick good).

WR – Brostowitz 43 run (Kaup kick).

WR – Caden Sengbusch 5 run (Kaup kick).

Third Quarter

AW – 35 field goal.

Fourth Quarter

AW – 8 run (kick good).

WR – Cooper Burdick 6 run (Kaup kick).

Team Statistics

First downs: Wisconsin Rapids 22; Appleton West 10.

Rushing (att-yards): WR 57-354; AW 18-35.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WR 2-4-32-0; AW 9-22-88-0.

Total yards: WR 376; AW 123.

Penalties (no.-yards): WR 10-88; AW 8-85.

Fumbles lost: WR 2; AW 2.

Individual Statistics

Rushing: WR, Leo Brostowitz 22-193, Caden Sengbusch 6-39, Teal Lucas 3-28, Cooper Burdick 5-23, Erik Haupt 4-11, Austin Junemann 3-8, not reported 14-52.

Passing: WR, Sengbusch 0-2-0-0, Lucas 2-2-32-0.

Receiving: WR, Junemann 2-32.

Records: Wisconsin Rapids 6-3, 6-1 Valley Football Association; Appleton West 4-5, 2-5 Valley Football Association.

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