New Berlin Eisenhower football ends on positive note
No playoffs for Lions, but they do win against St. Francis
New Berlin Eisenhower's football team didn't make the playoffs, but the Lions are going out on a positive note.
By crushing St. Francis, 63-6, on Friday at home in the Woodland Conference crossover game that counts in the standings, the Lions finished the year with three wins in four chances.
They are 2-4 in conference play and 4-5 overall. They beat Wauwatosa West, 35-28, lost to Pius XI, 17-12, beat Cudahy, 48-7, on the road in a crossover non-conference game and finished out with the win over the Mariners.
They out-scored their last four opponents, 158-58, including 111-13 in the final two games against the weak East Division.
The Lions led 35-0 after one quarter, 35-6 at intermission and then outscored St. Francis, 28-0, in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in each quarter.
Two Lions rushed for over 100 yards — Steve Harrell with 110 yards in five carries, a 22.0 average, and Nick Taylor with 104 in nine carries, an 11.6 average.
Harrell rushed for two touchdowns (65, 2 yards) to open the scoring, while Taylor added the third score from 52 yards out. Sam Carey tossed a 45-yard scoring pass to Vince Gabrielson and then Nick Ganzke had a 48-yard touchdown run to close out the first quarter.
Carey and Nick Sommers connected on a 28-yard score and Joey Scaffidi returned a punt 70 yards for a score in the third period.
In the fourth quarter John McArthur scored on a 9-yard run and Drew Spadaro scored from 3 yards out.
Ganzke (six tackles) and Harrell (five) helped hold the Mariners to 77 yards rushing. Ganzke and Sean Bruders each had a sack and Luke Mikula had an interception.
— Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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