Week 2 football previews

By Dave Boehler
Review Sports Editor

Sheboygan Falls (1-0) at Plymouth (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Lowdown: Plymouth opened its season with a 29-14 loss at New

Berlin Eisenhower thanks to six turnovers and the Falcons are coming off a 20-0 victory over Brown Deer. … The Panthers are 2-2 against Falls the last four games, including a 21-6 road win a year ago. Josh Koll rushed for 116 yards on 16 carries, and his fourth-quarter touchdown run followed Falls’ only TD of the game.

Coach’s outlook: “It’s a rivalry game, so a lot of times a lot of that stuff falls off the table and it comes down to a little bit of that inside stuff from kids because the communities are so close and we’ve been playing for so many years,” Knaus said.

Did you know? Plymouth begins a stretch of playing three of its next four games at home and then closes the season with three of its final four games on the road.

Rockford Christian Life at Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday.

Lowdown: The Resorters are coming off a 51-0 loss at Oakfield in which three starters did not play. They are expected to play Friday, however. … Christian Life has six seniors and uses a good mix of running and passing plays. … Last year, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah crushed Christian Life, 54-6, on Sept. 16.

Coach’s outlook: “Last year we played a pretty good game against them and beat them pretty good,” ELG’s Josh Bardon said.

Did you know? The Resorters had three running backs gain at least 100 yards against Christian Life last season. Cody Rebedew led the way with 140 yards, followed by Jesse Guerrero’s 114. They each scored three times, too.

Howards Grove (1-0) at St. Mary Catholic (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Lowdown: The Tigers beat Manitowoc Lutheran last week, 33-0, as they scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. “I don’t think that’s ever happened,” said Howards Grove coach Dave Schmid, who is in his 17th year. … The Zephyrs suffered a 49-7 loss to Ozaukee by giving up 377 yards rushing and another 100 through the air. Offensively, they had just 168 yards and did not score until 11 seconds were left in the contest.

Coach’s outlook: Schmid says the Zephyrs changed their offense a bit to a double-wing option like Navy. “That makes it really hard to prepare for,” he said. “But I think their numbers are a little bit down. So I think it’s going to be a similar game to last week. We’re just going to have to find our groove, hopefully out-condition them until our conditioning can kind of take over.”

Did you know? Kaeden Roethel returned the opening kickoff for a 74-yard touchdown against SMC last year en route to a 58-8 win.


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