Tigers suffer overtime loss

MANITOWOC – After rallying late to send the game into overtime, the Howards Grove Tigers lost a heartbreaker, 19-12, to Manitowoc Lutheran in a nonconference football game here Friday night.

The loss dropped the Tigers’ record to 0-3. The Lancers improved to 1-2.

Lutheran won the game in overtime on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Jacob Lindemann to Tyler Blattler.

HGHS forced overtime when quarterback Luke Stanczyk threw an 11-yard TD pass to running back Quentin Zettler with only 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The extra-point kick failed and the score was tied 12-12 after regulation.

The Tigers failed to score on their possession after the Lancers had taken the lead. Wisconsin’s overtime rule for high school football changed this season in which each team begins its possession at the opponent’s 25-yard line, simi- 12-109.

Passing – Howards Grove, Stanczyk 9-18-1-103. Lutheran, Jacob Lindemann 3-11-4-59.

Receiving – Howards Grove, Zach Fritz 3-45, Jonah Gerber 2-21, Zettler 1-11. Lutheran, Tyler Blattler 1-35. lar to the college rule.

“We played our best game of the season but came up short on a few key plays. We grew a lot as a family and had to overcome some obstacles just to get to overtime,” said Tiger head coach David Schmid.

“We took over the ball with 2:35 left in the fourth and two timeouts, down 12-6. We drove the ball and scored in under two minutes. We practice it every Thursday and tonight it paid off.”

Howards’ defense forced five turnovers, including four interceptions. Senior defensive back Zach Fritz had a team-high two picks and Stanczyk and Andrew Reinemann contributed one each. Evan Klueger had a fumble recovery.



First downs………….......15 14
Rushing Yards….……...134 279
Passing Yards...............103 59
Comp-Att-Int……......9-18-1 3-11-4
Penalties-Yards...........5-25 4-30
Punts-Averages...........5-35 2-28
Fumbles-Lost……….….0-0 1-1
Score by Quarters


HG – Quentin Zettler 2 run (kick blocked)

ML – Tyler Blattler 4 run (kick blocked)

ML – Jacob Lindemann 32 run (run failed)

HG – Zettler 11 pass from Luke Stanczyk (kick failed)

ML – Blattler 35 pass from Lindemann (Seth Hilmer kick)


Rushing – Howards Grove, Luke Stanczyk 18-50, Quentin Zettler 14-35. Manitowoc Lutheran, Jordan Blattler

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