Sturgeon Bay’s return to 11-player football featured six first-half touchdowns Aug. 19, when the Clippers won their non-conference contest at Memorial Field over Green Bay West, 41-7.
Mason Sacotte accounted for three of Sturgeon Bay’s touchdowns, two running the ball and one recovering a blocked punt in the end zone, while quarterback Danny Lodl threw two touchdown passes to Bryce Plzak and David Zuehlke added a rushing touchdown.
Kicker Eli Schuster made five of six point-after attempts.
Sturgeon Bay, which led 41-0 at halftime, capitalized on the Wildcats’ first-half turnovers and kept Green Bay West off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter.
The Clippers, who last played an 11-player schedule in 2018 and are also in their first season with Carl Waterstreet as head coach, host another non-conference game Aug. 26 against Antigo, prior to starting their seven-game Packerland Conference schedule Sept. 2 at Bonduel.
Southern Door 27, Oostburg 0
Southern Door was also victorious Aug. 26 in the non-conference season opener, with Mark Jonas in his first game as the team’s head coach, when the Eagles won at Oostburg, 27-0.
Drew Daoust threw touchdown passes to Christian Counard and Zack Lynch, and also ran into the end zone for a score, with Jonas Jandrin adding a rushing touchdown.
Southern Door hosts its final non-conference game Aug. 26 against Lomira, before beginning the conference schedule Sept. 2 at home against Mishicot.
Eight-player season starting
Door County’s two eight-player varsity football teams begin the season Aug. 26 – against each other.
Gibraltar hosts Sevastopol in a non-conference game at Fish Creek. The two teams will also face each other in the regular-season finale in Institute on Oct. 14, when the game will count in the Peninsula Conference standings for eight-player football.
Following their season opener, the Vikings will be back at home Sept. 1 to host a conference game against Suring, while the Pioneers will be on the road that evening for a league game against Gillett.