Muskego football runs to first conference victory
Roy grinds out 217 yards against Kettle Moraine
After three straight losses, the Muskego football team went back to the basics on Friday night against Kettle Moraine.
The Warriors used a punishing ground game led by fullback Peter Roy's 217 yards in 35 carries as well as a stout defense that held the Lasers to just 126 yards on the evening in notching a 24-7 victory.
Muskego improved to 1-2 in the Classic 8 Conference and 2-3 overall going into a home game at 7 p.m. Friday against Waukesha North (0-3, 0-5), which is coming off a 35-0 loss to Waukesha West last week.
"I am so proud of the kids," head coach Ken Krause said. "Each week, we have been improving, even though our record doesn't show it. We are getting better in practice each week."
The Warriors rolled up 363 yards on the ground in 58 attempts for an average of 6.3 per carry. Besides Roy's 217 yards, Jack Bloomer added 83 yards and Frank Schroyer 75.
Krause praised offensive linemen Evan Borchardt, Bryce Butenhof, Kai Pham, Mitchell Hardy, Baili Leszczynski, Sam King, Luke Thomka and Jacob Aperi for their performances.
"The line did a great job of blocking," he said. "We were able to get a great push."
He added that another part of the running game's success was the fakes pulled off by quarterback Jeff Schweitzer and runners Roy, Bloomer and Schroyer.
"They (the Lasers) didn't know who had the ball," Krause said.
He also credited the defense, starting with coaches Jim Michlig, the coordinator, Rob Domenosky and Dan Mlachnik.
"They put together their best game plan of the season," he said. "They moved some guys to different spots and did some other different things."
The defensive leaders included linemen Alex Hauke (eight tackles, three for losses) and James Schwabe, linebackers Ryan Borton (six tackles) and Austin Lambrecht and ends Ryan Evans (seven tackles and two sacks), Brett Finke and Brandon Valenza.
"Our front seven shut down the run and kept pressure on the quarterback," Krause said.
Bloomer got the scoring started with an 18-yard run in the first quarter, then Schroyer tallied from 17 yards out in the second. Jacob Arndt connected on a 30-yard field goal with 31 seconds left in the first half to build the lead to 17-0.
Kettle Moraine trimmed it to 17-7 in the fourth period, but Muskego responded with a 15-yard touchdown run by Roy with 2 minutes, 38 seconds left in the game.
The Warriors also did not commit a turnover on the night.
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