Late touchdown foils Ozaukee

Random Lake knocks Warriors out of playoffs

OZAUKEE’S TY SZCZERBINSKI took a shotgun snap last Friday as Dakota Hart (75) Beau Szczerbinski (70) and Trevor Decker (50) start their blocks. Logan Bell (85) and Jack Genzmer (3). Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

In a tight game between rivals, Ozaukee High School’s football team held the upper hand into the third quarter but Random Lake came back at home to pull out a 21-18 victory last Friday.

After falling behind, 6-0, in the first quarter, the Warriors went on an 18-0 run. Jack Genzmer had a 50-yard touchdown run and quarterback Ty Szczerbinski hit Brent Hoffmann with a 23-yard touchdown pass.

Up, 12-6, at halftime, the Warriors scored first in the third quarter on a 15-yard run by Hoffmann.

But the 18-6 lead wouldn’t hold.

The Rams scored one touchdown in the third quarter and another in the fourth, ending the game on a 15-0 run to win.

Genzmer and Hoffmann provided a near 50-50 run balance. Genzmer had 162 yards and a score on 28 carries, and Hoffmann had 152 yards and a score on 28 attempts.

Hoffmann had two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown, and Genzmer caught two balls for 23 yards.

Szczerbinski went 4-for-12 passing for 58 yards with a touchdown and one interception.

For the Rams, quarterback Case Noll ran 20 times for 89 yards and two scores, including the deciding 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Noll went 4-for-11 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown.

Brock Upson ran 10 times for 50 yards. Ethan Mueller caught three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Joey Bock had 18 tackles for the Rams. Peyton Mueller had 16, Noll had 13 and Owen Kies had 12.

The Warriors went to 2-5 in the Big East Conference and were eliminated from playoff contention. The Rams went to 5-2 and are in a tie with Oostburg for third place in the conference. The two face off in Oostburg on Friday.

The Rams also won back the coveted cream bucket, the traveling trophy between the two teams. Ozaukee had it the past nine years.

Ozaukee hosts Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian (3-6) on Friday.

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