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Sharing the Wealth

Varsity - 2009 Season
Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by Brady Ambrose

 

Sharing the wealth

Lucas Gudenschwager lines up against Mount Horeb/Barneveld's Brandon Barry Friday night.

 

Brady Ambrose

 

Lucas Gudenschwager lines up against Mount Horeb/Barneveld's Brandon Barry Friday night.

 

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Reedsburg coach Brian Pottinger admitted he was a little nervous Friday night.

 

With a 28-14 lead at halftime, Pottinger knew that Mount Horeb - Barneveld would get the ball back to start the third quarter, and could possibly get within a touchdown. "You can see how fast they score," said Pottinger, whose Beavers eventually pulled away and cruised to a 49-27 win at Reedsburg. "I think the first offensive series of the second half was the key to the game." After the Reedsburg defense held the Vikings to a three-and-out to start the second half, Reedsburg moved 54 yards in just three plays and took a 35-14 lead with a little over nine minutes to play in the third quarter.

 

Mount Horeb had scored on a three-play drive that covered 74 yards in just 55 seconds to close the gap to 14-7 less than two minutes into the second quarter, but Reedsburg answered with two straight scoring drives as quarterback Chad Mazur, and running backs Andy Huber, Matt Lennon and Shane Rockweiler ran roughshod through the Viking defense for a season-high 431 yards rushing, with Mazur accounting for 234 yards on 19 carries and Rockweiler adding 115 yards on 19 carries.

 

After Mount Horeb had closed the gap to 14-7, the Beavers took over at their own 40. Mazur rumbled to the Vikings 31 on second-and-eight from the Reedsburg 48, and Lennon picked up eight yards to the 15. Rockweiler gave the Beavers a first-and-goal at the six, and Mazur scored on the next play to put Reedsburg up 21-7. Reedsburg extended the lead to 28-7 on their next possession. After Lennon had returned a punt to the Reedsburg 31, Rockweiler bullied his way for eight yards and Mazur raced to the Mount Horeb 46 for a 15 yard gain. Huber picked up six yards to the 25 and Rockweiler added an 18 yard run to the seven. Two plays later Rockweiler scored from five yards out to put Reedsburg up 28-7 with 3:44 left in the first half, but Mount Horeb quickly answered as they scored on a one yard run by quarterback Danny Elver with 18 seconds left, capping a 12-play, 79 yard drive to end the first half.

 

After the defense held the Vikings to a three-and-out to start the third quarter, the Beavers took over at the Mount Horeb 47. Mazur then raced all the way to the one yard line on the first play from scrimmage, and Rockweiler closed the deal with a one-yard dive to put Reedsburg in control at 35-14.

 

Mazur then scored from 13 yards out on their next possession to give the Beavers a 41-14 lead with 2:56 left in the third, and the Vikings answered right back with a two yard score from Cody Carmody as they marched 76 yards in the final drive of the third quarter. After the teams traded possessions to start the final 12 minutes, the Beavers completed their longest pass play of the season when mazur hit Jordan Gauf on third-and-13 with a 66 yard completion all the way to the Mount Horeb two yard line. Rockweiler then scored his third touchdown of the game with 4:19 to play to give Reedsburg a 49-21 lead.

 

The Vikings then put together a 13-play drive that ended with a nine yard touchdown pass from Elver to Luke Webber for the 49-27 final. Mount Horeb's Danny Elver completed 18 of 33 passes for 252 yards, and the Vikings added another 124 on the ground. Mount Horeb coach Travis Roher said that despite putting up some big numbers of their own, the Vikings were unable to capitalize on missed opportunities. "When you go against a good team like Reedsburg you have to take advantage of opportunities. We could have at least made it into a track meet. I thought in the early going when we recovered that fumble that we could make it a track meet, but you can't simulate in practice the athletes that Reedsburg has"

 

The win kept the Beavers in contention for a share of the Badger Conference title as Reedsburg scored seven rushing touchdowns, three by Shane Rockweiler, two by Andy Huber and two more by quarterback Chad Mazur, who rushed for 179 yards in the first half alone. The Beavers will end the regular season today, Wednesday, when they travel to Baraboo to take on the winless Thunderbirds, who were forced to forfeit Friday's game with DeForest because the flu had kept approximately 20 players out of school.

 

REEDSBURG 49, MOUNT HOREB 27

 

MHB         0  14    7   6 — 27

 

Reedsburg 7  14   21  7 — 49

 

First quarter: R—Huber 1 run (Hayes kick) 3:15.

 

Second quarter: R—Huber 10 run (Hayes kick) 11:50; MHB—Elver 15 run (Webber kick) 10:48; R—Mazur 6 run  (Hayes kick) 8:42; R - Rockweiler 5 run (Hayes kick) 3:44; MHB Elver 1 run (Webber kick) :18.

 

Third quarter: R—Rockweiler 1 run (Hayes kick) 9:05; R—Mazur 12 run (Hayes kick) 2:56; MHB Carmody 2 run (Webber kick) :27.

 

Fourth quarter: R—Rockweiler 5 run (Hayes kick) 8:42; MHB Webber 9 pass (kick failed) :16

 

Rushing: MHB—Elver 14-90; CR—Mazur 19-234, Rockweiler 19-115. Passing: MHB—Elver 18-33-1-252; R—Mazur  1-1-0-66. Receiving: MHB—Slaney  8-97; R—Gauf 1-66. Total yards: MHB: 124-252—376; R: 431-66—497. Fumbles-lost: MHB—0-0; R—3-1. 

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