Playoff run hits 17 for CG-Belgium

Wet rout of rival with delay for rain has Rockets at 5-1 in the Big East
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Renewing a heated rivalry last Friday, the Cedar Grove-Belgium High School football team’s defense turned it up a notch on the road.

The Rockets held Oostburg to 72 yards and posted their third shutout of the season, 25-0, on their way to winning the traveling trophy between the two teams, the Golden Spike for the ninth straight year.

“The defense was unbelievable. Same story every single week. They play at a high level with high intensity and are very aggressive. Defensive coach (Jason) Klein every single week puts together a great scheme,” coach Dan Schreurs said.

With the victory, the Rockets, 5-1 in the Big East Conference, again qualify for the playoffs for the 17th straight season.

Rocket sophomore quarterback Logan Arrowood only completed three passes, but two went for first-quarter touchdowns. He hit speedster Michael Navis for 36 yards on a new formation and hit an open Max Ford on a play-action pass, who got behind the defense on third and 2 for an 82-yard score.

Up 18-0, the game was delayed due to lightning with 7 minutes, 40 seconds left in the second quarter. After 30 minutes, the game was about to resume but the officials saw lightning again and took another 30-minute break.

The teams agreed to a five-minute halftime, after which Navis returned the third-quarter kickoff 70 yards.

“He slowed down to juke the kicker and a kid caught him from behind,” Schreurs said.

The delay, Schreurs said, sucked the energy out of both teams.

Arrowood ended up going 3-for-10 passing for 127 yards and two scores. He dislocated his pinky on his throwing hand but Schreurs said he expects him to be OK.

Cayden Fisher ran 10 times for 82 yards.

Linebacker Matt Poull, who excelled on defense, was inserted at running back in the fourth quarter and had a four-yard touchdown run.

The Rockets got inside the Flying Dutchmen’s red zone a handful more times but came away empty.

Oostburg quarterback Aaron Huibregtse went 5-for-23 passing for 29 yards and two interceptions.

Jay DeBlaey was held to 38 yards on 16 carries.

As bitter as the rivalry between the two schools and communities can be, it has been one-sided the past decade. The Rockets have shut out the Flying Dutchmen for 20 straight quarters. They have outscored them 188-0 in the last five games and 275-19 in the last seven.

Oostburg is 4-2 in the Big East. Hilbert, which beat Cedar Grove-Belgium, leads at 6-0.

The Rockets host 1-5 Mishicot on Friday in their homecoming game.

Rivals raise money for good cause

The Rockets and their other rival, Ozaukee, combined to raise more than $700 for the Milwaukee Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MAACC) Fund at their Sept. 20 game in Cedar Grove.

National Honor Society students from both schools sold tickets on each sideline. One ticket was drawn from each bucket with winners receiving 25% of the pot.

The game is special to Schreurs since he is the Northern Ozaukee School District’s technology coordinator and his wife teachers fourth grade at Ozaukee Elementary.

“I’m very excited about that. It was great to work with both schools and both staffs for a good organization like the MACC Fund,” Schreurs said.

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