Despite having been born 13 years after Jim Flanigan last wore a Southern Door football jersey, Nick Baudhuin is well versed on Flanigan’s legend.
“I know Jim Flanigan was dedicated to his team and the sport of football,” Baudhuin said. “Jim and his team won the state championship in 1989. He then went on to have a successful football career in college and on the professional level.”
Now Flanigan has a reason to have a similar level of familiarity with Baudhuin. The junior running back broke Flanigan’s single game rushing record – and tied his touchdown mark – with a 388-yard, 6-touchdown effort in a 39-14 win over Crivitz Sept. 6.
Flanigan set the old mark with a 355-yard, 6-touchdown performance against
Sevastopol-Gibraltar in 1989.
Baudhuin scored on runs of 26, 7 and 13 yards to give Southern Door a 19-14 lead at halftime. The Eagles’ blanked the Wolverines in the second half as Baudhuin added scoring runs of 1, 31 and 38 yards to put the game out of reach.
“I wasn’t aware of the kind of game I was having until I walked off the field and my mom had told my that I had possible just broken Jim Flanigan’s 30 year old rushing record,” said Baudhuin, whose previous best rushing total was 74 yards in a game last season. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet with what happened on Friday night. It feels like a dream.”
Baudhuin was quick to offer credit to his teammates.
“There is no way that I would have been able to accomplish what I did without my line and the rest of my teammates,” Baudhuin stressed. “They put their bodies on the line every play due to the commitment they have to the team. It wasn’t really on my mind of how my performance was. My focus was how we were playing as a team and what I needed to do to help get a win at the end of the night.”
The 1-2 Eagles return to action Friday when they travel to Coleman.
Vikings win second straight game
Gibraltar improved to 2-1 with a 43-24 road win over Suring in a MONLPC-8 football game Friday.
Quarterback Luke Steebs completed 13 of 22 passes and a pair of touchdowns. Steebs also picked up 37 yards rushing and a touchdown. Steebs connected with Alex Laughlin on eight passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Steebs also caught a 13-yard score from Laughlin.
Steebs has thrown for for 645 yards and seven touchdowns heading into Saturday’s home game against undefeated Wabeno-Laona. Laughlin has grabbed 15 passes for 426 yards and four touchdowns.
“I honestly think [their success] has just been more time together whether it be on the field reps or it be off field activities,” Gibraltar coach Mike Peck said. “I now see both of these two being leaders that want to be in the weight room in the mornings before school even during the season. So as they continue to grow and push each other I think this connection will grow even stronger.”
Laughlin registered 12 tackles, Stillman added 11 and Connor Duffy turned in nine.
Wabeno-Laona enters the game coming off of a 48-0 win over Lena-St. Thomas Aquinas. The Logrollers average 40 points a game while allowing 11.3.
“I think after week one the guys have been laser focused,” Peck said. “I think this week will be challenging with again another uncommon opponent to us. So it will take a long hard week of trying to find tendencies so our kids can play fast and not have to over think any play on Saturday.”
Pioneers fall to Green Bay NEW Lutheran-Oneida
Green Bay NEW Lutheran Oneida outscored Sevastopol 58-32 in a MONLPC-8 Conference football game Friday.
Triston Beauchamp tossed three touchdown passes, two to Logan Beyer and one to Spencer Evenson. Evenson also returned a punt for a touchdown.
The 0-3 Pioneers host Florence Friday.
Clippers defeated in inaugural 8-man game
Oakfield knocked off Sturgeon Bay 77-24 in a non conference 8-man football matchup Friday.
Quarterback Anthony Jennerjohn connected with Jack Schmelzer on touchdowns of 46 and 28 yards. Chris Barganz closed out the scoring for the Clippers on a 29-yard interception return.