Stratford advances in postseason
By City Times staff
STRATFORD – The Stratford Tigers advanced through level one of the WIAA high school football playoffs on Oct. 19, with a convincing 41-0 win over Northland Pines.
The Tigers scored all of their points in the first half, and found the end zone three times in each of the first two quarters. Kade Ehrike got the scoring started with a 22-yard touchdown run, followed by a 23-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Schmidt to Chase Flink. Max Schwabe found tight end Okley Wrensch on a 17-yard scoring strike to round out the first quarter scoring.
Flink scored again in the second quarter, on a 50-yard punt return. Schmidt then connected with Wrensch on an 89-yard touchdown. Flink scored a third time on a 25-yard TD run as part of a 20-point second quarter.
Ehrike led the Tiger rushing attack with 60 yards on six carries. Matt Handrick had six carries for 53 yards and Flink had three rushes for 39 yards. Schmidt threw two passes that covered 112 yards and both went for touchdowns. Schwabe was 5-for-7 for 90 passing yards.
The No. 2 Tigers improved their overall record to 8-2, and will face No. 3 Colby Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium in Stratford.