Marshfield Tigers end season 12-1
By Hub City Times staff
MENASHA – The 2018 high school football season ended Nov. 9 for the Marshfield Tigers, who lost in their Division 2 state semifinal. Marshfield was beat by Homestead of Mequon 12-7 in Menasha.
Marshfield gained only 118 yards against a very good Mequon defense. In turn, the Homestead offense racked up 316 yards on Marshfield, which ended its season at 12-1. Homestead, meanwhile, stayed unbeaten at 13-0, and will play Brookfield Central for the Division 2 state championship Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
The Tigers could not capitalize on good field position early in the game, after stopping Mequon on their opening possessions. Marshfield was stopped on a third-and-one play, and then Mason Coffren missed a 36-yard field goal try on the Tigers’ second possession.
After that, Homestead went on a very long drive that consumed over nine minutes of game time, and then scored on a seven-yard touchdown run by Jared Schneider, giving the Highlanders a 6-0 lead at halftime.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Mequon scored early in the fourth quarter, on a nine-yard run by Luke Konik that gave Homestead a 12-0 lead.
Marshfield did follow that up with its only scoring drive of the game, ending it with a five-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Krueger to Isaac Meverden, pulling the Tigers to within five with five minutes left in the game. Homestead got the ball back and was able to run the clock out from that point and hold on for the win.
Caden Pearce led the Tigers with 24 yards rushing on eight carries. Brant Bohman ran the ball eight times for just nine yards. Isaiah Baierl had one carry for eight yards. Kruger was 7-for-13 in the passing game for 72 yards and a touchdown. The 12 wins by the Tigers were the most for a Marshfield team since winning 12 games in 2004.