ELGIN — The Wolfpack led 16 to 6 entering the fourth quarter. They shut the door on the Knights by scoring two touchdowns in the final 12 minutes to seal their second victory of the season.
Coach Randy Eisenhauer said in the days leading up to the game he stressed to his team to show the Knights who was the better team up front. “This game was won up front with our line of scrimmage,” he said. “They (North Central) were also a smash mouth football team and we needed to show them we owned the line. We did this with the first drive of the game as we went 18 plays in seven minutes to score.”
Scoring the first touchdown of the game was junior fullback Kyle Kallhoff who capped the drive with a one-yard plunge into the endzone. Andrew Fangman’s two-point conversion made the score 8 to 0.
Again, this time in the second quarter, the Wolfpack put together another time-consuming scoring drive. They held the ball for 6:30, capping the drive with another Kallhoff touchdown run, this time from six yards out.
Eisenhauer called the domination of the line of scrimmage a “huge part of the game.” How huge? North Central ran only seven plays in the first half.
North Central did get on the scoreboard with a touchdown in the third quarter. But from there on, it would be the Wolfpack’s night.
“Our kids battled hard in the fourth quarter to finish them off,” Eisenhauer said. In the fourth quarter, Andrew Fangman broke free for a 26-yard touchdown run.
The Wolfpack then capped off the night with a halfback-guard eligible pass. Chad Bode connected with Homecoming King Kyle Heithoff for a 25-yard touchdown strike.
Safety Seth Schumacher then finished the game with a “highlight reel” interception. The interception was his fourth in two games.
“Our defense also played one heck of a game,” Eisenhauer said. “To only give up 56 yards rushing and 56 yards passing is something else. They have really come a long ways from the first game to this game. They were put in many different situations in the game and especially on short field and answered.”
Fangman led the Wolfpack in rushing with 89 yards on 14 carries. On defense, Heithoff led the way with 17 tackles.
Next on the schedule for the Wolfpack (2-3) is a road game Friday afternoon against Niobrara/Verdigre. The Cougars come into the game with a 1-4 record. “The kids need to be ready for a hard fought game and hopefully we can keep it rolling,” Eisenhauer said.
Kickoff for the afternoon game will be 3 p.m. at Verdigre.
Wolfpack 30, Knights 6
Wolfpack………..8 8 0 14 — 30
Knights………….0 0 6 0 — 6
EPPJ — Kyle Kallhoff 1 run (Andrew Fangman run)
EPPJ — Kallhoff 6 run (Fangman run)
NC — Touchdown (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Fangman 26 run (Pass failed)
EPPJ — Kyle Heithoff 25 pass from Chad Bode (Bode run)
Team Statistics EPPJ
First Downs 17
Passing Yds 57
Total Offense 352
Passing — Chad Bode 1/1/0 — 25; Seth Schumacher 2/4/0 — 32
Rushing — Kyle Kallhoff 18/85; Chad Bode 22/80; Andrew Fangman 14/89; Seth Schumacher 14/41
Receiving — Austin Meis 1/17; Kyle Heithoff 1/25; Andrew Fangman 1/15
Tackles (solo/assists) — Dylan Behnk 0/3; Kyle Kallhoff 1/5; Austin Meis 1/3; Miles Schrage 1/7; Chad Bode 2/7; Chase Preister 0/1; Christopher Bush 2/4; Kyle Heithoff 3/14; Andrew Fangman 5/5, Seth Schumacher 1/1
Quarterback sacks — Scott Moser (1)
Interceptions — Seth Schumacher (1)
Blocked punts — Andrew Fangman (1)
Elgin Public-Pope John swept a triangular Thursday night, improving their record to 15-2 on the season.
Against Chambers/Wheeler Central, the Wolfpack won by the scores of 25-20 and 30-28.
Against CWC, the Wolfpack had 14 kills at the net. Liz Selting led the way with six, Jenna Parks had four, Hayley Stamp and Terri Seier each had two.
Jordan Mescher led the way in serve receive with nine, Selting had seven followed by Parks with five, Sharla Schindler added four, Taylor Schumacher had three and Baylee Wemhoff recorded two.
Schindler led the team in digs with five, Selting and Wemhoff each had four.
Parks recorded a team-high six set assists in the match, Wemhoff had four, Mescher and Nikki Beckman each had one.
The Wolfpack controlled the net with five solo blocks, led by Seier with three, Parks and Beckman each had one.
In the other match of the evening, the Wolfpack defeated Elkhorn Valley 25-17 and 25-17.
Parks and Selting each had seven kills in the match, Seier added four, Beckman had two while Amy Nelson, Jill Schindler and Stamp each had one. Elkhorn Valley was led by Alyssa Rood with six.
Mescher and Wemhoff each had one ace serve in the match. For Elkhorn Valley, Logan Jensen pounded three ace serves in the match.
Selting and Stamp were each credited with solo blocks in the match
Mescher led the team in digs with five, Wemhoff had four while Schindler and Parks each had three.
Parks led the way in set assists with 11, Wemhoff had six. For Elkhorn Valley, Liz Osborn had 15.
Mescher and Schumacher tied for the top spot in serve receive, each had eight while Selting had four.
Hunter Education classes will be held October 24th and 25th. Interested persons may go online to www.outdoorne.org to register and find out the exact place and time.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
ATKINSON — The Wolfpack volleyball team, by their play on the court, are rapidly becoming one of the best volleyball teams in the area.
EPPJ improved their record to 11-2 with victories over Plainview and Atkinson West Holt Saturday evening.
The Wolfpack defeated Plainview (3-6) by the scores of 25-18 and 25-20.
Hayley Stamp led the way for the Wolfpack with eight kills, Liz Selting and Jenna Parks each had four and Terri Seier added three.
Baylee Wemhoff led the team in set assists with nine, Parks had five and Nikki Beckman added four.
Parks led the team in ace serves with two, Selting had one.
Seier recorded three ace blocks in the match, Parks had two and Taylor Schumacher added one.
The Wolfpack had 22 digs in the match, led by Wemhoff with five. Mescher, Selting and Schumacher each had four and Schindler added three. Mescher led the team in serve receive with 18.
The toughest match of the day was against Atkinson West Holt (4-9). After winning the first game 25-13, the Wolfpack dropped the second game 25 to 22. In the decisive third game, EPPJ prevailed by the score of 25 to 20.
Wolfpack hitters accounted for 32 kills in the match, led by Parks and Selting each with nine, Seier had seven, Stamp had four and Beckman added two. Wemhoff had six set assists to lead the Wolfpack, followed by Parks with five, Schumacher had three and Beckman added one. Wemhoff had the team’s only ace serve.
The Wolfpack had seven solo blocks in the match. Stamp, Seier and Schumacher each had two, Selting added one.
Selting led the team in digs with 11, Parks had eight, Schumacher was credited with seven and Mescher had six.
Mescher led the team in serve receive with 12, Selting was the only other player in double figures with 10, Parks had nine and Schindler was credited with eight.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
CENTRAL CITY — Elgin Public-Pope John continued their winning ways Thursday night, defeating Nebraska Christian and Riverside at a triangular.
Boosting their record to 9-2 with the victories, the Wolfpack were never seriously threatened as they won both matches in two games.
Against the Lady Eagles, the Wolfpack faced their stiffest competition, winning 25-23 and 25-20. Having lost just two matches prior to facing the Wolfpack, the Lady Eagles had a four-point lead midway through the first game before the Wolfpack began to take control. Kills by Hayley Stamp and Liz Selting helped fuel a rally which saw the Wolfpack take a 16 to 15 lead. The teams traded points the rest of the way, but the Lady Eagles were never able to regain the lead. Junior Jenna Parks had a block at the net on game point to close out the first game 25 to 23.
In Game Two, the score was tied 17-all when the Wolfpack made their move. Three service points by Parks staked them to a 20 to 17 lead. The teams traded points before kills by Terri Seier and Selting helped finish off the game and the match.
For the match, Selting led Wolfpack hitters with eight kills, Seier had six and Parks added five, Stamp had two while Jordan Mescher, Taylor Schumacher and Nikki Beckman each had one. Nebraska Christian was led by Cassidy Ostrand with 13 kills.
Parks led EPPJ in ace serves with four. The Wolfpack had six solo blocks, Schumacher and Seier each had two, Parks and Stamp each had one.
The leader in digs for EPPJ was Parks with five, Baylee Wemhoff had three and Selting added two.
Parks recorded a team-high 11 set assists, Wemhoff had nine and Beckman added three. Mescher again led the Wolfpack in serve receive with 12, Sharla Schindler had eight.
In the second match of the night, EPPJ defeated Riverside 25-11 and 25-19.
In Game One, the Wolfpack broke the game open early. Leading six-to-five, the Wolfpack outscored the Chargers19 to six the rest of the way. The Wolfpack dominated the net as Parks, Selting, Seier and Stamp all had their moments to shine with kills set up by set assists from Wemhoff. A key to the success the Wolfpack had was strong back row play by Jordan Mescher, Sharla Schindler and Amy Nelson.
In Game Two, Riverside had the advantage early as momentum helped propel them to an 18 to 11 lead. Then Wemhoff stepped to the service line. The sophomore’s strong serves ate up the Chargers as she had 13 consecutive points. Helping the cause was the strong play of Seier and Schumacher teaming up to block at the net.
Selting closed out the match with a kill which caught the line.Against Riverside, the Wolfpack had 22 kills at the net. Leading hitters were Seier and Selting, each with seven kills, Parks had three followed by Stamp and Beckman with two each, Schumacher had one. Riverside was led by Brandy Herley with four kills.
The Wolfpack had seven ace serves in the match, led by Parks with two, Schindler, Wemhoff, Schumacher, Selting and Mescher each had one. Leading Riverside was Baylee Wlaschin with four ace serves.
Seier led EPPJ with four solo blocks. Schindler led the team in digs with five, Wemhoff had three while Parks, Schumacher, Selting, Mescher and Nelson each had two.
Wemhoff led the Wolfpack with 10 set assists, Parks had six while Beckman, Schumacher and Seier each had one.
Mescher led the Wolfpack in serve receive with six.