Pioneers Pull Out Victory for Homecoming

Sevastopol’s eight-player football team scored first and last Sept. 30 en route to the Pioneers pulling out a 20-18 Homecoming victory over Suring.

Logan Schuh threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Logan Retzlaff in the first quarter to put Sevastopol in front 6-0.

Suring tied the game at 6-6 in the second quarter when Trent VanDenElzen ran into the end zone from a yard away.

Sevastopol regained the lead early in the third quarter on a 53-yard run by Schuh. Sladon Asher ran in the two-point conversion to extend the Pioneers’ advantage to 14-6.

Suring pulled in front later in the third quarter on touchdown runs of 9 and 53 yards by Keegan Rattin to give the Eagles an 18-14 lead going into the final 12 minutes.

Sevastopol’s winning play late in the fourth quarter featured an 18-yard touchdown pass from Schuh to Retzlaff.

Schuh, who completed six of 14 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns, also led the Pioneers in rushing on 18 carries for 192 yards with a touchdown.

Retzlaff led Sevastopol in receiving with four catches for 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

The Pioneers, who improved their season record to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the Peninsula Conference, return to action Oct. 7 at Algoma.

Sevastopol’s Logan Retzlaff (8) breaks away from Suring’s Ashtyn Edwards (24) after catching a pass Sept. 30 en route to scoring the Pioneers’ first touchdown during their Homecoming game. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

Vikings Win Shootout for First

In a football game resembling a basketball score with both teams reaching the half-century mark Sept. 30, Gibraltar won the battle for sole possession of first place in the Peninsula Conference.

The Vikings were victorious on the road against Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas, 54-50.

Gibraltar – which trailed 22-7 after the first quarter, before taking a 33-30 lead at halftime – outscored Lena/St. Thomas Aquainas 21-20 in the second half.

The Vikings’ eight touchdowns included:

• Brady Kita throwing four scoring strikes to Braden Sitte, two for 57 yards and two others for 54 and 2 yards.

• Kita running for two touchdowns of 45 and 14 yards.

• Giuseppe Mercier adding two touchdown runs of 69 and 6 yards.

Kita, who completed 9 of 16 passes for 246 yards, also led the Vikings in rushing with 13 carries for 104 yards.

Sitte caught seven passes for 179 yards.

With only two games remaining in the regular season, Gibraltar (6-0, 5-0) will be able to clinch at least a tie for the Peninsula title Oct. 7 with a win for Homecoming against Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran, which is winless in conference play.

Eagles Blank Blue Devils

Southern Door did all the scoring Sept. 30 when the Eagles won their 11-player football game on the road against the Oconto Blue Devils, 35-0.

Zack Lynch, who accounted for 128 of Southern Door’s 186 rushing yards, ran in three of the team’s five touchdowns.

Drew Daoust and Jonas Jandrin scored the other two rushing touchdowns.

Daoust completed 6 of 11 passes for 81 yards.

The Eagles, who remain undefeated at 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Packerland Conference, will play for sole possession of first in the league Oct. 7 when they host conference co-leader Kewaunee.

Clippers Unable to Weather Storm

Sturgeon Bay was mathematically eliminated from being able to win a share of the Packerland title Sept. 30 when the Clippers lost at home to the Kewaunee Storm, 55-14.

Up next for Sturgeon Bay (4-3, 3-2) is a home game Oct. 8 at 1 pm against Mishicot.


Gibraltar 5-0

Lena/St.Thomas Aquinas 4-1

Algoma 3-2

Sevastopol 3-2

Suring 2-3

Wausaukee 2-3

Gillett 1-4

Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran 0-5


Kewaunee 5-0

Southern Door 5-0

Bonduel 3-2

Sturgeon Bay 3-2

Mishicot 2-3

Oconto 1-4

Peshtigo 1-4

Marinette 0-5