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Pioneers Come One Score Short

After trailing by two touchdowns at halftime Friday, Sevastopol was unable to overcome the deficit in the final 24 minutes and lost its Homecoming game to Wausaukee, 38-30.

The Pioneers gave up a 32-yard touchdown pass to the Rangers’ Gavin Thomson late in the first quarter, before they tied the game at 8-8 with 9:03 left before halftime on a two-yard touchdown run and subsequent two-point conversion by Logan Schuh.

That was the last time Sevastopol stayed even with Wausaukee on the scoreboard after the Rangers added a pair of touchdowns before halftime to lead 24-8.

The Pioneers outscored Wausaukee 22-14 in the second half when their three touchdowns came on a 42-yard run by Ray Johnson, an eight-yard run by Schuh and a kickoff return of 73 yards by Michael Wautlet. 

Sevastopol tallied 268 rushing yards. Landon Frank ran for 114 yards on 17 carries. Schuh added 90 rushing yards on 17 attempts. 

Schuh also completed 14 of 24 passes for 147 yards with an interception.

The Pioneers, who dropped to 0-5 overall and 0-4 in the Peninsula Conference, return to action Sept. 29 with a league game at Suring.

Sevastopol’s Alex Andreae (84) carries the football while being pursued by Wausaukee’s Ivo Langan during Friday’s Homecoming game at Pioneer Stadium. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

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