Tyson Slade runs for TD, throws for another for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
OSHKOSH — Marshfield got off to a quick start, scoring on its first possession, but it could not stop Oshkosh North as the Spartans ran off six unanswered touchdowns, and the Tigers dropped a 42-21 decision on Friday in a Valley Football Association South Division game at Titan Stadium.
Tyler Kujawa completed just 4 of 8 passes, but three of his connections went for touchdowns. He hit Sam Herkert on TD throws of 35 and 43 yards in the first quarter and tossed a 53-yard scoring strike to Cameron Sorenson in the second that put North (5-3, 4-3 VFA South) on top 28-7 at halftime.
North led 42-7 before the Tigers scored two late touchdowns. Quarterback Tyson Slade, who threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Zach McManus in the first quarter, had a 4-yard scoring run in the final minute of the third quarter.
Nick Hoheisel added a 22-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring for the Tigers.
Hoheisel had his eighth-straight 100-yard rushing game, running for 160 yards on 25 carries.
North is now playoff eligible, and Marshfield was eliminated from postseason contention as it drops to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the VFA South.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Spartans 42, Tigers 21
Marshfield 7 0 7 7 – 21
Oshkosh North 13 15 14 0 – 42
M – Zach McManus 9 pass from Tyson Slade (McManus kick), 7:04.
ON – Sam Herkert 35 pass from Tyler Kujawa (kick missed), 4:34.
ON – Herkert 43 pass from Kujawa (Herkert kick), 0:51.
ON – Eliot Dittmer 1 run (Herkert kick), 7:30.
ON – Cameron Sorenson 53 pass from Kujawa (pass good), 1:56.
ON – Geoffrey Cullen 4 run (Herkert kick), 10:24.
ON – Dittmer 5 run (Herkert kick), 8:55.
M – Slade 4 run (McManus kick), 0:41.
M – Nick Hoheisel 22 run (McManus kick), 3:52.
Rushing: M, Nick Hoheisel 25-160. ON, Eliot Dittmer 20-137, Geoffrey Cullen 6-42.
Passing: M, Tyson Slade 13-27-181. ON, Tyler Kujawa 4-8-142.
Receiving: M, Jon Hardinger 3-43, Isaac Huettl 3-47, Braden Bohman 3-47. ON, Sam Herkert 2-78, Cameron Sorenson 2-64.
Records: Marshfield 3-5, 2-5 Valley Football Association South Division; Oshkosh North 5-3, 4-3 VFA South.