Warriors Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Wolfpack

NELIGH — A 65-yard touchdown run by Hunter Reestman averted a shutout in the final game of the season for the Wolfpack.
Reestman’s touchdown, with eight seconds left in the game, made the final score Neligh-Oakdale 47, Wolfpack 6.
The game, played Thursday night, featured two teams knowing their season will end in October.
The Wolfpack’s run of consecutive playoff appear-ances comes to an end as they finished the season 0-8.
For the Warriors, their season will come to an end Friday against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family as, due to numbers, they are not eligible for the State Football Playoffs.
The Warriors gained the upper hand in the first half, converting three Wolfpack turnovers into touchdowns.
Neligh-Oakdale opened the game with a 57-yard kickoff return down to the Wolfpack one-yard line. On their first play from scrimmage, Andrew Herley bulled his way into the end zone.
The Warriors’ next two touchdowns were set up by Wolfpack fumbles deep in their own territory. Senior quarterback Grant White connected with Jayden Arehart for a touchdown. Late in the first quarter, Nate Buck picked up a Wolfpack fumble and trotted into the end zone for their third touchdown of the first quarter.
Neligh-Oakdale added three more scores in the second quarter, two coming via the air on touchdown passes from White and backup QB Hunter Charf.
The third touchdown came when Chris Bentley intercepted a Wolfpack pass and returned it for a score.
While the Warriors were lighting up the scoreboard, the Wolfpack had some big plays as well. Miles Schrage, playing his last game as a member of the Wolfpack, had three plays in a row where he tackled the Warriors’ ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage.
Quarterback Conor Ramold hit a big pass to Kyle Schumacher for 15 yards and a first down near midfield. The drive ended with Bentley’s interception.
With the 35-point rule in effect for the start of the second half, the game moved quickly with each team scoring.
Reestman’s touchdown run gave Wolfpack fans one last chance to cheer before time expired on the scoreboard, ending EPPJ’s season.
Reestman led Wolfpack rushers with 65 yards on six carries. Ramold completed eight of 11 passes for 52 yards.
On defense, the Wolfpack were led by Liam Heithoff with 12 tackles, Schrage had 10 and Chad Bode added seven.
Warriors 47, Wolfpack 6
Wolfpack………0    0   0  6 —  6
Warriors………21  20  6  0 — 47
N-O — Andrew Herley 1 run (Damon Arehart kick)
N-O — Grant White 6 pass to Jayden Arehart (Arehart kick)
N-O — Nate Buck fumble recovery (Arehart kick)
N-O — White 24 pass to Chris Bentley (Arehart kick)
N-O — Hunter Charf 16 pass to Tyson Belitz (Arehart kick)
N-O — Bentley interception return (kick failed)
N-O — Clayton Anderson 4 run (PAT failed)
EPPJ — Hunter Reestman 65 run (PAT failed)
Team Statistics    EPPJ
Total plays          46
First downs           8
Penalties/Yds         2/10
Passing            8/11/1
Passing Yds          52
Rushing                35/113
Individual Statistics
Passing — Conor Ramold 8/11/1 — 52
Rushing — Conor Ramold 5/-9, Chad Bode 24/57, Hunter Reestman 6/65
Receiving — Chad Bode 1/1, Kyle Schumacher 3/39, Hunter Reestman 3/12
Tackles (solo/assist) — Cameron Nielsen 1/0, Conor Ramold 1/2, Miles Schrage 5/5, Chad Bode 6/1, Kyle Schumacher 3/1, Kenny Bush 0/3, Liam Heithoff 7/5, Lane Bartak 0/1, Hunter Reestman 3/0
Quarterback sacks — Miles Schrage 3, LIam Heithoff 1