SCHOFIELD – The Wisconsin Rapids football team wrapped up a postseason berth with a 37-26 win over D.C. Everest on Friday night at Stiehm Stadium.
Leo Brostowitz ran 26 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard scamper in the second quarter for the Raiders, who improve to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the Valley Football Association. With a forfeit win added to its ledger against Wausau East, Wisconsin Rapids are guaranteed a winning record in the conference and assured of a WIAA playoff bid.
Brostowitz had a 9-yard touchdown, and quarterback Caden Sengbusch ran in from the 1 and connected with Austin Junemann for a 36-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 20-7 lead after the first quarter.
Brostowitz had the long run in the second quarter to offset two D.C. Everest field goals and the Raiders led 27-13 at halftime.
Sengbusch added a 35-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Adam Kaup kicked a 31-yard field goal in the fourth to provide the final margin for Wisconsin Rapids.
Brennan Huber had a fumble recovery and an interception for the Raiders’ defense.
Wisconsin Rapids will host Marshfield on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The game will be live at zaleskisports.com.
Raiders 37, Evergreens 26
Wisconsin Rapids 20 7 7 3 - 37
D.C. Everest 7 6 6 7 - 26
(D.C. Everest statistics not included)
WR – Leo Brostowitz 9 run (Adam Kaup kick).
DC – 70 kick return (kick good).
WR – Caden Sengbusch 1 run (Kaup kick).
WR – Austin Junemann 36 pass from Sengbusch (kick missed).
DC – 27 field goal.
WR – Brostowitz 80 run (Kaup kick).
DC – 43 field goal.
WR – Sengbusch 35 run (Kaup kick).
DC – 43 pass (kick missed).
DC – 2 run (kick good).
WR – Kaup 31 field goal.
First downs: Wisconsin Rapids 17; D.C. Everest 13.
Rushing (att-yards): WR 41-330; DC 35-159.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WR 3-3-65-0; DC 6-11-75-1.
Total yards: WR 395; DC 234.
Fumbles lost: WR 1; DC 2.
Penalties (no.-yards): WR 5-47; DC 3-44.
Rushing: WR, Leo Brostowitz 26-225, Austin Juneman 3-50, Caden Sengbusch 3-36, Teal Lucas 6-19, Connor Bubolz 1-minus 4, Team 2-4.
Passing: WR, Sengbusch 3-3-65-0.
Receiving: WR, Junemann 2-49, Erik Haupt 1-16.
Interceptions (defense): WR, Brennan Huber.
Fumble recoveries (defense): WR, Huber.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 3-3, 3-1 Valley Football Association; D.C. Everest 3-4, 2-3 VFA.