Bad second quarter leads to New Berlin Eisenhower loss
Pius score all points in one period in 17-12 win
If you take away the second quarter, New Berlin Eisenhower would have come away with a victory on Saturday.
Of course, you can't do that and as a result the Lions dropped a disappointing 17-12 Woodland Conference West Division loss to Pius XI at Wisconsin Lutheran College Stadium.
The loss dropped the Lions' West record to 1-4, tied with Wauwatosa West for last in the division.
With the new format this year, the West plays the East Division the final two weeks of the season. The Lions travel to Cudahy (1-4) on Friday in a non-conference game and then host St. Francis (1-4) on Oct. 18 in a conference tilt.
Eisenhower running back Steve Harrell gave his team a 6-0 lead with 6 minutes, 14 seconds left to play in the first quarter.
But then the Popes quarterback Jalen Fischer tossed scores and Alex Surprise nailed a 28-yard field goal with one second left in the half for a 17-6 lead at intermission.
First Fischer went 48 yards on nine plays, taking 3:09 off the clock and sailed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Nico Stefaniak. Surprise's point after made it 7-6 with 9:06 left in the second period.
Pius XI got the ball back and then Fischer took one play to throw a 63-yard touchdown to Luis Saafir at 6:59 and Surprise's PAT made it 14-6.
Then Fischer put on a beautiful drive, going 81 yards in 12 plays, taking 3:41 off the clock, setting up Surprise's field goal for a 17-6 lead at intermission.
The second half began with an hour rain delay. When it did start, neither team could get on the board in the third quarter.
Eisenhower took only 1:59 off the clock in the final quarter, going 54 yards in eight plays, scoring on Harrell's 11-yard score with 4:12 left to play.
The Lions rushed for 151 yards, as Harrell had 103 yards in 20 carries for a 5.2 average.
Harrell led the defense with 12 tackles, nine solos and three assists while Nick Ganzke had nine and two, respectively, for 11 tackles. Ryan Macho had an interception.
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