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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:35

Benzschawel’s TD catch, Teich’s interception make overtime pay for Grafton in 7-0 conference win at Port

A thing of beauty it wasn’t.

But for the Grafton football team, last Friday’s 7-0 win in an overtime tussle at Port Washington couldn’t have been more satisfying.


Not only did the Black Hawks emerge on top in a game where mistakes outnumbered big plays, they did so with dramatic flair.


After the teams stumbled through four scoreless quarters on a foggy night, tight end Beau Benzschawel gave the Hawks all the points they needed on their lone overtime possession.


On third down, the 6-foot-6 senior outleaped a Port defender and snared a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Choo Weisflog in the right rear corner of the end zone.


“I made a move to the inside and cut outside. Choo put the ball up there for me just right,” Benzschawel said.


Port still had a chance to tie or win on its possession. However, when quarterback Ben Schueller tried a similar third-down pass for receiver Darius Will at the same spot in the end zone, Grafton defensive back Alex Teich was waiting.


With the ball slightly underthrown, Teich managed to outwrestle Will for the ball and cradle it as he hit the ground with a game-ending interception.

 
Rockets blast past Warriors’ big plays PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:33

Hard-nosed defense, Chier-sparked offense allow CG-Belgium to overcome Ozaukee in CLC showdown

The defense seldom rests for the Cedar Grove-Belgium football team, especially when it squares off against a longtime rival.

Although the host Rockets surrendered a pair of long scoring plays, they landed more than enough counterpunches to secure a 35-14 win over Ozaukee last Friday.


The Warriors hung tough in the first half, throwing a scare into Cedar Grove-Belgium with quick-strike touchdowns that kept them within 21-14 at intermission.


Ozaukee grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 71-yard scoring pass from quarter Jacob Wolff to Michael Richter.


The Rockets responded with three unanswered touchdowns, including a 1-yard burst by Aaron Chier that gave them a 21-7 lead with just 22 seconds left in the half.


But on the ensuing kickoff, Collin Stageman re-energized the Warriors by fielding the ball and racing 82 yards to the end zone.


It was enough to give everyone on the Cedar Grove-Belgium side pause, including head coach Chris Zablocki.

 
Grafton sharpens its soccer shooting touch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:30

Offensive-minded week leaves Black Hawks with 25-2 scoring advantage against four overmatched opponents

The timing was right for the Grafton boys’ soccer team last week.

Sharpening their shooting touch with the WIAA playoffs just around the corner, the Black Hawks bolted past four opponents during a run that was capped by a first-place finish in their own tournament Saturday.


“It was definitely a good offensive push for us,” Grafton coach Don Arnold said after watching his squad outscore foes, 25-2, during the week.


“We came out strong and made the most of our scoring chances.”


In last weekend’s four-team tournament, the Hawks blanked Luxemburg-Casco, 3-0, in Friday’s semifinals and trounced Milwaukee King, 9-0, in Saturday’s title game.


Luxemburg-Casco gave Grafton a battle and only trailed, 1-0, at halftime. Matt Salm scored in the 24th minute, assisted by Jake Demerath.


The margin held until the 63rd minute, when Salm added an unassisted goal. Four minutes later, Demerath set up a goal by Adam Huibregste.

 
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