Top-seeded St. Catherine’s tames Tigers

RACINE – Howards Grove was held to only 91 yards in total offense by Racine St. Catherine’s rugged defense which keyed the Angels’ 28-0 win in a Division 5 state football playoff opener here Friday night.

The No. 1-seeded Angels improved to 9-1 while the No. 8-seeded Tigers finished 4-6. The Angels will host No. 5-seeded Winnebago Lutheran Academy (Fond du Lac) in the second round Friday at 7 p.m

The Tigers’ defense forced five turnovers but their offense was unable to capitalize. HGHS rushed for a season-low 27 yards.

“The Tigers’ season came to an end at the hands of a pretty talented St. Catherine’s team. The defense put forth another tremendous effort – forcing five turnovers – but the offense couldn’t get anything going against their stout defense,” said Tiger head coach David Schmid.

“The seniors showed tremendous leadership this season and brought the team together and created a family. They will be sorely missed.”

HGHS fell behind 14-0 after one quarter on the strength of two touchdown runs by sophomore running back Ernest Cobb. Cobb had a 5-yard scoring run, followed by a 9-yard TD.

The Angels built a 21-0 halftime lead after Andrew Smith returned an interception 22 yards for a TD with 2:15 left in the second period.

Titonaro Bumpus ran the second half kickoff back 85 yards for a TD which gave St. Catherine’s a 28-0 advantage.

Senior defensive back An- drew Reinemann had two interceptions and linebacker Luke Stanczyk, one, for HGHS. Linebacker

Jonah Gerber and defensive back Andrew Reinemann recovered one fumble each.

HOWARDS GROVE 0

ST. CATHERINE’S 28

HG SC
First downs……..…….......7 13
Rushing Yards….…….....27 147
Passing Yards.................64 95
Comp-Att-Int……......8-23-1 11-18-3
Penalties-Yards...........4-25 13-85
Punts-Averages...........7-25 2-35
Fumbles-Lost……….….1-1 2-2

Score by Quarters

HowardsGrove.............0 0000
St.Catherine’s............14 77028

Scoring

SC – Ernest Cobb 5 run (Robbie Milder kick)

SC – Cobb 9 run (Milder kick)

SC – Andrew Smith 22 interception return (Milder kick)

SC – Titonaro Bumpus 85 kickoff return (Milder kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing – Howards Grove, Brad Olson 4-17, Alex Strege 9-12. St. Catherine’s, Ernest Cobb 17-68, Andrew Smith 8-40, Terryon Bumpus 1-23.

Passing – Howards Grove, Luke Stanczyk 7-20-1-48. St. Catherine’s, Smith 8-11-3-95.

Receiving – Howards Grove, Jonah Gerber 4-27, Marcus Bohman 1-18, Andrew Reinemann 1-16. St. Catherine’s, Titonaro Bumpus 3-23, Ethan Ltesch 2-22, Connor Naeve 1-20, Cobb 3-16.


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