Clippers Clobber Waupun in Football Opener

Sturgeon Bay was able to exceed the half-century mark on the scoreboard and also put the game on running time in the second half Friday when the Clippers opened the season with a 52-22 non-conference home victory over Waupun.

Up 28-6 at intermission, Sturgeon Bay started the second half by scoring three touchdowns without having its offense on the field when Kordell Anderson returned a punt 74 yards, Craven Lautenbach intercepted a pass and Chase Hasenjager recovered a fumbled kickoff return.

Anderson, who added a pair of touchdown catches, led the Clippers with 154 receiving yards on four receptions. Bryce Plzak also hauled in two touchdown passes.

Quarterback Danny Lodl, who was subbed out of the game in the second half, ended up completing 11 of 20 passes for 218 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.

On the ground, Sturgeon Bay was led by Mason Sacotte, who rushed for 109 yards on 19 carries. Braylon LaRoche added 27 rushing yards with a touchdown. 

The Clippers next play a non-conference road game Aug. 25 against Antigo.

Sturgeon Bay’s Braylon LaRoche (22) attracts multiple Waupun tacklers while running with the football in Friday’s season opener at Memorial Field. Photo by Kevin Boneske.