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Mazur Leads Beavers Past Warriors

Varsity - 2009 Season
Posted Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Travis Houslet
 FOOTBALL: Mazur leads Beavers past Warriors

By Travis Houslet, Daily Register | Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 11:30 pm


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Portage QB Josh Inglett is chased by Reedsburg's Jared Park. Also pictured is Portage offensive linemen, No. 65, Tim Condon.


The Reedsburg QB runs for three scores, throws for two more.


With just five seniors in uniform, and a large group of players either injured or ineligible, the Portage Warriors knew they faced a tough task against a Reedsburg squad that reached the WIAA Division 3 state finals a year ago.


Led by junior quarterback Chad Mazur, the Beavers proved to be too much to handle for the Warriors. Mazur ran for three scores and threw for two more, as Reedsburg rolled to a 41-3 victory over the Warriors at Bob Mael Field on Friday night.


The Beavers didn't waste much time taking control of the contest, scoring on all four of its first quarter possessions. A 9-yard run by Mazur followed by TD passes of 36 yard and 53 yards to Matt Lennon and Andy Huber gave Reedsburg a 21-0 lead. a 14-yard TD run by Ryan Matthews capped the big first quarter for Reedsburg.


"I thought we came out like we wanted to right off the bat and hit them early," said Reedsburg head coach Brian Pottinger. "Don't let them think that they are going to be in the game at all is kind of what we wanted to do. Our kids did a great job tonight."


Mazur added two more touchdown runs, including a 75-yarder on the first play for scrimmage in the second half, to add on to Reedsburg's big lead.


Portage did give the fans something to cheer for in the third quarter when Travis Hamilton recovered a fumble and ran with it 70 yards for a score, only to have the play called back on an illegal block.


While Hamilton's TD didn't count, it did set the stage for Portage's lone score of the night, a 30-yard field goal from Dustin Krey.


Portage head coach Dave Schmitz said he did see some good things from his team in the second half.


"Our kids just kept fighting away. We just wanted to keep working on the fundamentals and keep working on what we do," Schmitz said. "Because it's still a long season and we just want to keep getting better. Hopefully once we get some more kids back, we can kind of turn the table a little bit. We just want to get better every day. The kids really worked hard in the second half."


Portage's other big play of the game came in the first quarter, when junior quarterback Josh Inglett found Ryan Paul wide open down the middle of the field for a 49-yard gain. The play got the ball into Reedsburg territory, but Portage wasn't able to advance the ball any farther and ended up turning it over on downs.


Next up for Portage (0-1 in conference, 0-3 overall) is a trip to DeForest next Friday.




Reedsburg 27 7 7 0 - 41


Portage 0 0 0 3 - 3


R - Mazur 9 run (Hayes kick), 1st 09:39


R - Lennon 36 run from Mazur (Hayes kick), 1st 06:47


R - Huber 53 pass from Mazur (kick failed), 1st 03:17


R - Mathews 14 run (Hayes kick), 1st 02:12


R - Mazur 2 run (Hayes kick), 2nd 11:18


R - Mazur 75 run (Hayes kick), 3rd 11:41


P - FG Krey 19, 4th 05:15




First downs 13 6


Total Net Yards 362 105


Rushes-yards 20-273 40-56


Passing 89 49


Comp-Att-Int 2-2-0 1-10-0


Penalties-Yards 1-5 5-67


Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1




RUSHING: R - Mazur 7-106. P - Kuhn 20-38. PASSING: R - Mazur 2-2-0-89. P -Inglett 1-10-0-49. RECEIVING: R - Lennon 2-89. P - Paul 1-49.

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