Defensive Stand With Seconds Remaining Preserves Assumption Win Over Loyal

Wisconsin Rapids (OnFocus) – A game that saw teams trade scores throughout came down to one play. When the Assumption Royals stopped Loyal’s two point conversion attempt with 24 seconds left, the Royals’ 24-22 win was preserved.

The Royals took the lead when Cade Statz scored from 6 yards out in the first quarter.

Loyal’s Matt Szymanski scored on a 1 yard run in the second quarter before Assumption’s Nick Leberg scored on a 1 yard with just 48 seconds left in the half.

Wyatt Dietsche had a 2 yard run in the fourth quarter and Statz added a 11 yard run with 4:39 remaining. The Royals’ lead was 22-14, setting up for the game’s final moments.

Loyal methodically drove down the field and pulled within 2 when Szymanski hit paydirt on a 44 yard run, setting up the game sealing defensive stop.

Szymanski led all rushers with 229 yards on 32 carries.

Loyal outgained Assumption, 315 to 196.

Loyal Passing

# NAME COMP ATT YDS TD INT RATE
12 Wyatt Dietsche 0 2 0 0 1 0.0
TOTALS 0 2 0 0 1 0.0

Assumption Passing

# NAME COMP ATT YDS TD INT RATE
8 Jack Klatt 2 4 40 0 0 85.4
15 Reed Duellman 0 1 0 0 0 39.6
TOTALS 2 5 40 0 0 68.8

Loyal Rushing

# NAME ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD
4 Louie Nikolai 1 19 19.0 0
10 Matt Szymanski 32 229 7.2 1
12 Wyatt Dietsche 7 15 2.1 2
14 Sullivan Hanson 16 52 3.2 0
TOTALS 56 315 5.6 3

Assumption Rushing

# NAME ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD
6 Ryan Shaw 1 1 1.0 0
8 Jack Klatt 6 36 6.0 0
15 Reed Duellman 6 53 8.8 0
23 Cade Statz 5 18 3.6 2
26 Nick Leberg 14 48 3.4 1
TOTALS 32 156 4.9 3

Assumption Receiving

# NAME REC YDS YDS/REC TD
26 Nick Leberg 1 27 27.0 0
89 Alec Sullivan 1 13 13.0 0
TOTALS 2 40 20.0 0

 

# NAME TCK TTCK SCK FF INT
6 Ryan Shaw 2 12 0.0 0 1
8 Jack Klatt 0 5 0.0 0 0
15 Reed Duellman 3 10 0.0 0 0
23 Cade Statz 5 18 0.0 1 0
24 Rico Franklin 0 2 0.0 0 0
26 Nick Leberg 4 9 0.0 0 0
44 Joey Moyer 2 13 1.0 1 0
52 Gunner Krause 0 1 0.0 0 0
55 Kemp Ross 0 9 0.0 0 0
64 Alex Hoffmann 0 2 0.0 0 0
72 Hunter Harms 1 4 1.0 0 0
76 Kenny Golat 4 11 0.0 0 0
79 Brad Jorgenson 0 1 0.0 0 0
89 Alec Sullivan 2 4 0.0 0 0
TOTALS 23 101 2.0 2 1

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]