CG-Belgium yet to be challenged

Could change this week at undefeated Hilbert
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

There wasn’t much room for improvement for Cedar Grove-Belgium High School’s defense last Friday, but the Rockets found some.

For the second consecutive week, the Rockets held an opponent to less than 100 yards of offense, and this time less than 50.

The Rockets clobbered Reedsville, 41-0, to improve to 3-0 heading into a Big East Conference showdown in Hilbert.

One week after holding Howards Grove to 87 yards in a 42-8 win, the Rockets held Reedsville to 48.

“They’re definitely playing some lights-out football,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Dan Schreurs said.

“It’s fun to watch them, as athletic as the defense is and how fast they are. (Defensive) coach (Jason) Klein is doing an unbelievable thing, running a different defense. He tweaked it to match the skill sets that we’ve got.”

The Rockets held the Panthers to 10 yards rushing on 17 attempts and 3-for-17 passing for 38 yards.

Josh Nett made six tackles and Matthew Poull and Tyler Kowalkowski each had five. Michael Navis and Noah Sanfelippo each had four.

Offensively, sophomore quarterback Logan Arrowood is maturing.

On one play, Arrowood was flushed out of the pocket and had a defensive back running toward him. He waved to tell receiver Max Ford where to go and dropped the ball right over the defender.

“That’s pretty amazing for a sophomore quarterback to see that on the fly,” Schreurs said.

“I can’t speak enough about what he’s become. He was reading his keys, he was checking down to receivers.”

Arrowood went 8-for-12 for 131 yards and three touchdowns.

Cayden Fisher ran 14 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in a limited role.

Alex Acevedo ran 13 times for 48 yards, and Colten Sellin ran twice for 32 yards and a score.

Navis played quarterback a few times and had a touchdown run. At his natural position of receiver, he caught three balls for 70 yards and two scores.

Sam Peiffer caught three balls for 42 yards and a score and Ford had two catches for 29 yards.

The Rockets ran for 229 yards.

“Offensively, it was a well-rounded game,” Schreurs said.

Despite the blowout, Schreurs said he sees a bright future for the Panthers.

“Reedsville is really a good team. They are young but they are going to be something coming up here,” he said.

Having outscored their opponents 139-14 in the first three games of the season, the Rockets haven’t been tested yet heading into a tough conference game at Hilbert, which tied for second in the Big East at

7-1 last season behind Cedar Grove-Belgium at 8-0.

“I am concerned about that,” Schreurs said. “We’ll see what happens Friday night against Hilbert. It could  be the toughest test all season.”

Hilbert hasn’t been tested either, outscoring its opponents 133-19.

Last season, the Rockets fell behind, 21-0, at Hilbert before coming back to win, 28-21, in overtime.

 

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