October 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
In football, Andrew Fangman is a repeat - Athlete of the Week. He had an outstanding game on Thursday night, racking up 178 yards on 32 carries. He accounted for 4 touchdowns against North Central. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 13 tackles. Also at Thursday night’s game, Andrew finished the night having amassed a total of 1,024 yards total in this season’s five games played so far.
In volleyball, the Wolfpack girls won 3 of their 4 matches - only falling to CWC. Terri Seier dominated at the net in the matches. She is credited with 7 solo blocks and had 16 kills total in the matches.
Congratulations to Andrew and Terri!
This week’s Elgin Review Pride of the ‘Pack-Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Sapp Bros. Petroleum in Elgin.
October 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Crowned Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School Homecoming Queen and King this evening were seniors Jenna Parks and Scott Moser. Crown bearers were Jovie Vaisvilas and Karson Kallhoff, both of Elgin.
Jenna is the daughter of Anne and Ed Parks of Elgin. Scott is the son of Sandy and Ed Moser of Clearwater. Congratulations to both Jenna and Scott. E-R photo
October 4, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Pope John Central Catholic High School will hold their coronation tonight at 7 pm at the St. Boniface Auditorium. Parents, grandparents, friends and, well everyone, is invited to attend the ceremony. All members of the senior class are eligible to be named royalty.
Elgin High School will hold their coronation on Wednesday evening.
Both school will hold activities throughout the week. A pep rally will be held at Elgin Field at 2 pm on Friday. The Wolfpack will host Niobrara-Verdigre with kickoff at 7 pm.
September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
PLAINVIEW — Elgin Pub-lic-Pope John swept a pair of matches Saturday at the Plainview Triangular.
The Wolfpack boosted their record to 11-2 with victories over Plainview and West Holt.
Against Plainview, EPPJ claimed a 25-10, 25-18 victory.
The team recorded 25 kills in the match as they were 40 of 49 hitting. Junior Liz Selting led the way with nine kills, Jenna Parks had five followed by Terri Seier and Jill Schindler with three apiece, Amy Nelson had two while Grace Henn and Paige Meis each had one.
The Wolfpack were 41 of 42 from the service line with six aces. Parks led the way with two, Nelson, Nicki Payne, Henn and Baylee Wemhoff each had one.
Nelson was credited with two of the team’s four solo blocks, Schindler and Selting each had one.
Junior Jordan Mescher led the team in digs with six. Parks had the team-high in set assists with eight, Wemhoff had five.
Selting led the Wolfpack in serve receive with eight, Mescher had five and Parks was credited with three.
West Holt match
Against West Holt, the Wolfpack won in two games by the scores of 25-12 and 25-20.
EPPJ was credited with 27 kills in the match, Parks and Selting each had nine, Seier and Nelson each had three, Meis added two and, from the back row, Mescher had one.
Nelson had four of the team’s five ace serves, Selting had the other one.
Seier dominated the net with three solo blocks.
Mescher again led the team in digs with five, Nicole Beckman had four and Wemhoff added three, followed by Selting with two, Parks and Calli Krebs each had one.
Wemhoff was in double figures with set assists with 17, Parks had six and Payne was credited with two.
Mescher was the leader in serve receive with 13, Selting and Beckman each had six.
September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
ELGIN — Senior Andrew Fangman showed all who could see that he can carry a team to victory.
The 178-pound senior scored five touchdowns Thursday night to lead the Wolfpack to a 36 to 14 victory over Clearwater/Orchard.
The Wolfpack tore up the field, literally and figuratively, to hand the Cyclones their second loss of the season. By the end of the game, the Wolfpack were battered and bruised, and victorious, raising their record to 3-1 at the midway point of the regular season.
Leading by two scores to start the second half, Coach Eisenhauer’s halftime blocking adjustments worked as the Wolfpack were able to sustain drives by running the ball at the Cyclones.
Chad Bode stuffed out the Cyclones’ first drive of the se-cond half with an interception of a Zach Martin pass deep in Wolfpack territory.
On EPPJ’s ensuing possession, Fangman carried the ball all but two plays in a nine-play drive that ended in the endzone with a one-yard touchdown by the senior. Three plays later the Wolfpack had the ball back in their possession, thanks to a Dylan Behnk interception giving EPPJ the ball on the Cyclones’ 15-yard line.
Again, Clearwater-Orchard knew Fangman was going to get the ball, but they could not stop him. Four plays later, Fangman scored again, this time from four yards out. Seth Schumacher then connected with Behnk for the two-point conversion, making the score 28 to 8.
The Cyclones answered back with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Martin to Kerkman, cutting the score to 28 to 14.
Then, after the Cyclones recovered a fumble, the Wolfpack defense rose to the occasion. A quarterback sack by Behnk, then Bode’ break-up of a pass on fourth down, gave the ball back to the Wolfpack.
Following a 17-yard strike from Schumacher to Behnk, the Wolfpack went back to the running game.
With the defense keying on Fangman, fullback Kyle Kallhoff had some big gains up the middle. Fangman’s last touchdown, on a seven-yard run with 3:54 left in the game sealed the victory.
In the first half, the teams took each other’s best shots in a defensive slugfest which featured just three touchdowns.
The Wolfpack took the opening kickoff and went 65 yards in 12 plays.
Schumacher got the Wolfpack going with a 25-yard run on the game’s second play, putting the ball near midfield. Running plays by Fangman and Bode helped move the ball to the 10-yard line. Then, on the fourth consecutive play where Fangman carried the ball, he found the endzone from three yards out.
The Cyclones answered right back. Coach Jeff Shabram’s plan of attack was to mix runs in with short passes. Creston Bertschinger ripped off a 34-yard run to push the ball into Wolfpack territory. Quarterback Zach Martin then got the Cyclones on the board four plays later when he hooked up with Kerkman for the first of two touchdowns from the combination, this one from eight yards out.
The teams traded possesions for much of the remainder of the first half as both teams found moving the ball difficult.
A quarterback sack by Kallhoff helped set up the Wolfpack second touchdown of the first half.
Forced to punt, the Cyclones had the Wolfpack back on their 23-yard line.
Fangman flipped the field in one play. Running to his right, then cutting up field, the running back did his best “Reggie Bush” impersonation towards the end of a 26-yard run, stopping and starting as Cyclone defenders slipped by. With the ball on the 26-yard line, EPPJ was flagged for holding. Pushed back to near midfield, Kallhoff bulled his way through the line for nine yards and 15 more were added with a face mask penalty against the Cyclones.
With the ball on the 16-yard line, Fangman needed just four carries to score his second touchdown on the night, this time from three yards out.
The Cyclones mounted one last drive before halftime, but the clock expired with the ball on the EPPJ 24-yard line, setting the stage for the Wolfpack’s second half surge.
Fangman led the Wolfpack with 164 yards rushing on 36 carries. He led a rushing attack that finished with 282 yards rushing. Behnk led receivers with four catches for 56 yards.
On defense, EPPJ was led by Scott Moser with 12 tackles.
The Wolfpack will next be in action Thursday night at North Central. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
Wolfpack 36, Cyclones 14
Cyclones………..8 0 6 0 — 14
Wolfpack………..8 6 14 8 — 36
EPPJ — Andrew Fangman 3 run (PAT good)
C-O — Zach Martin 8 pass to Andy Kerkman (Martin pass to Snider)
EPPJ —Fangman 7 run (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Fangman 1 run (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Fangman 4 run (Seth Schumacher to Dylan Behnk)
C-O — Martin 32 pass to Kerkman (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Fangman 7 run (Schumacher pass to Behnk)
Team statistics EPPJ
Passing Yds 87
Total Off. 369
First Downs 14
Passing — Seth Schumacher 7/13/1 — 87
Rushing — Kyle Schumacher 1/9, Kyle Kallhoff 6/26, Chad Bode 2/4, Andrew Fangman 36/164, Seth Schumacher 10/79
Receiving — Dylan Behnk 4/56, Kyle Kallhoff 2/15, Andrew Fangman 1/16
Tackles (solo/assists) — Dylan Behnk 2/3, Kyle Kallhoff 3/5, Miles Schrage 1/2, Chad Bode 2/6, Chase Preister 1/0, Alois Warner 2/3, Scott Moser 5/7, Liam Heithoff 1/3, Kalin Henn 0/2, Andrew Fangman 5/5, Seth Schumacher 1/5
Quarterback sacks — Dylan Behnk (1), Kyle Kallhoff (1), Scott Moser (1), Liam Heithoff (1)
Interceptions — Dylan Behnk (1), Chad Bode (1)