By Paul Lecker
(Full video highlights of the Tigers game here)
MARSHFIELD – Senior quarterback Derek Coffren threw a school-record five touchdown passes as the Marshfield football team ended a two-game losing streak with a 48-28 victory over Oshkosh West on Friday night at Beell Stadium.
Marshfield won its first Valley Football Association South Division game of the season, improving to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference. Oshkosh West is now 2-3 and 1-2 in the conference as well.
Coffren threw three touchdown passes to Kegan Fassler, and one each to Tanner Boson and Zach McManus to set the school record for most TD passes in a game. He beat the old record of four set by five others and Coffren, who had four TDs in a win over Wausau East on Aug. 30.
Fassler caught eight passes for 167 yards and three scores of 51, 21 and 39 yards.
Drew Hanson had a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and McManus added two field goals and six extra points to provide the scoring for the Tigers.
Oshkosh West quarterback Alex Lowney tossed three touchdown passes in the loss, but also threw five interceptions, and backup Sawyer McCue also threw two picks.
Sam Klein had three of the Tigers’ seven interceptions.
Marshfield plays at Hortonville (3-2, 2-1 VFA South) next Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on wdlbwosq.com and WDLB-AM 1450.
Tigers 48, Wildcats 28
Oshkosh West 7 7 7 7 – 28
Marshfield 14 17 14 3 – 48
M – Drew Hanson 9 run (Zach McManus kick).
OW – Matt Rebholz 45 pass from Alex Lowney (Isaiah Merrill kick).
M – Tanner Boson 21 pass from Coffren (McManus kick).
M – Kegan Fassler 51 pass from Coffren (McManus kick).
OW – Zach Brickham 69 pass from Lowney (Merrill kick).
M – McManus 37 field goal.
M – Fassler 21 pass from Coffren (McManus kick).
M – McManus 1 pass from Coffren (McManus kick).
M – Fassler 39 pass from Coffren (McManus kick).
OW – Josh Boyce 22 pass from Lowney (Merrill kick).
M – McManus 28 field goal.
OW – Billy Courchene 3 pass from Sawyer McCue (Merrill kick).
First downs: Oshkosh West 23; Marshfield 21.
Rushing (att-yards): Oshkosh West 16-minus 8; Marshfield 45-154.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Oshkosh West 29-56-422-7; Marshfield 15-29-279-2.
Penalties (no.-yards): Oshkosh West 5-43; Marshfield 3-25.
Fumbles (total-lost): Oshkosh West 0-0; Marshfield 1-1.
Rushing: OW, Carson Faust 9-29, Alex Lowney 2-minus 3, Michael Fay 1-minus 4, Sawyer McCue 1-minus 4, Dakota Kettner 1-minus 5, Team 2-minus 21. M, Derek Coffren 15-95, Drew Hanson 10-29, Isaac Cline 9-24, Tanner Boson 2-20, Heiman 4-minus 5, Tyson Slade 4-minus 5.
Passing: OW, Alex Lowney 22-43-352-5, 8 7-13-70-2. M, Coffren 14-26-267-1, Slade 1-3-12-1.
Receiving: OW, Billy Courchene 5-105, Reed Yoder 5-65, Josh Boyce 4-61, Matt Rebholz 3-105, Brandon Clark 3-32, Jacob Disterhaft 2-24, Connor Arneson 2-21, Jon Korger 2-3, Austin Meulemans 2-minus 1, Chance Proehl 1-7. M, Kegan Fassler 8-167, Jon Hardinger 3-55, Boson 2-53, Cline 1-4, Zach McManus 1-1.
Interceptions (defense): Sam Klein 3, Draeger, Schulz, Brost, Zillman.
Records: Oshkosh West 2-3, 1-2 Valley Football Association South; Marshfield 2-3, 1-2 VFA South.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).