Gibraltar rocks Resorters with second-half explosion

GIBRALTAR – A 46-point explosion in the second half sparked Gibraltar to a 62-26 rout over the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters in a crucial Great 8 Conference North Division football game here Friday night.

The loss eliminated the Resorters from the divisional championship race as they dropped to 3-2 (6-2 overall). The Vikings improved to 5-0 in the division (8-0 overall) and remained tied for first with Green Bay Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran.

All three teams have one division game left. Gibraltar plays at NEW Lutheran Saturday in a showdown for the championship.

Elkhart led 20-16 at halftime before the roof caved in. Quarterback Nick Kita ignited the Vikings’ offense in the second half with three touchdown passes and a scoring run. Kita threw for 300 yards and five TDs on the night.

Resorter head coach Barry Feldmann said his defense wasn’t able to put pressure on Kita in the second half which Feldmann thought was a factor in Kita’s passing success.

“Their quarterback threw the ball pretty well. They just played better than we did in the second half,” said Feldmann.

“We played well on offense in the first half. They made adjustments on defense and got more pressure on our quarterback [Elliot Van Oss] in the second half. Their defense did a better job against the run in the second half.”

The Resorters gained only 60 yards passing and were outgained in total offense, 441-247.

Van Oss had a TD pass and ran for two scores. Freshman running back Jared Shaw led Elkhart in rushing with 77 yards on 18 attempts.

Resorter defensive tackle Jordan Puchalla had a fumble recovery.

“We played hard. We fought to the end,” said Feldmann.

“Jared had a good game running the ball. AJ Lallensack [tight end] had a good night catching the ball.”

Lallensack caught a 23-yard TD pass.

“I’m confident the kids will bounce back,” Feldmann said.

The Resorters host Oneida Nation in a divisional game Friday night to close out the regular season.



EL Gib
First downs……….........16 17
Rushing Yards…..........187 141
Passing Yards................60 300
Comp-Att-Int…….....6-16-1 16-26-0
Penalties-Yards...........4-40 6-70
Punts-Averages...........3-35 2-38
Fumbles-Lost………..…1-1 1-1

Score by Quarters

ElkhartLake............7136 026
Gibraltar...................0 16 22 24 62

EL – Trent Rebedew 23 run (AJ Lallensack kick)
Gib – Kyle Keehan 13 pass from
Nick Kita (Austin Bauldry pass from Kita)
EL – Elliot Van Oss 2 run (Lallensack kick)
Gib – Brandon LeClair 45 pass from
Kita (Bauldry pass from Kita)
EL – Lallensack 23 pass from Van
Oss (run failed)
Gib – Bauldry 39 pass from Kita

(conversion failed)
Gib – Kita 9 run (Keehan pass from
EL – Van Oss 3 run (pass failed)
Gib – Martin Rzentkowski 78 kickoff
return (Keehan pass from Kita)
Gib – Keehan 10 run (Keehan pass
from Kita)
Gib – Safety, punt snap into end zone
Gib – Bauldry 3 pass from Kita (conversion failed)
Gib – LeClair pass from Kita (twopoint conversion)

Rushing – Elkhart Lake, Jared
Shaw 18-77, Elliot Van Oss 18-64. Gibraltar, Kyle Keehan 8-52.
Passing – Elkhart Lake, Van Oss 6-16-
1-60. Gibraltar, Nick Kita 16-26-0-300.
Receiving – Elkhart Lake, AJ Lallensack 3-42. Gibraltar, Brandon
LeClair 5-132.

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