Game closer than score for CG-Belgium


QUARTERBACK MICHAEL NAVIS proved to be hard to stop on Friday night, despite St. Mary’s Springs knocking off Cedar Grove-Belgium, 28-0. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

A 28-0 final tally is usually an indication of a pretty good whipping, but that wasn’t the case Friday in Cedar Grove.

The Cedar Grove-Belgium High School football team lost big on the scoreboard to longtime powerhouse St. Mary’s Springs, but the game was more even than it showed.

“The score kind of didn’t do it justice. “Physicality and intensity, we matched them. It was a good showing,” coach Dan Schreurs said.

“I think we kind of shocked them a little bit. Talking with coach (Bob) Hyland after the game, he complimented us on coming out and really sticking it to them for much of the game.”

Momentum shifted early in favor of the Ledgers. After the Rockets forced a punt on the first possession of the game, they drove inside the Ledgers’ 20-yard line. But an errant snap led to a turnover, and

St. Mary’s Springs scored on a touchdown on the ensuing drive.

The Ledgers scored once in each quarter, while the Rockets came away with nothing despite three trips inside the red zone.

But inside the trenches, the Rockets were tough on a strong running team through the first three weeks of the season.

Schreurs highlighted “Ben Anzia and the whole defense. We stuffed their run. They had to go to the air on us to move the ball.”

Anzia had 10 tackles at inside linebacker and Chris Daniels returned to his defensive end spot from a knee injury to make seven.

The Rockets edged the Ledgers in rushing yards, 153-148, behind quarterback Michael Navis. The junior had 14 carries for 94 yards.

“We were able to get him outside and get him scrambling a couple of times. They struggled to get him to the ground. For a team like that — good tackling and fundamentally sound ­­— it says a lot about Michael,” Schreurs said.

Marcus Orlandoni led the Ledgers in rushing with 92 yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Mitchell Waechter went 8-for-18 passing for 198 yards and three scores.

Navis was held to 4-for-15 passing for 40 yards and two interceptions.

The Rockets, 3-1, came out healthy and return to Big East Conference play by hosting St. Mary Central (0-4) on Friday.

 

 

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