Ozaukee football team rebounds from tough loss to pummel Mishicot, 48-0
It was no sweat for the Ozaukee High School football team last Friday.
Rebounding from a tough nonconference loss to perennial power St. Mary’s Springs, the Warriors rolled to a 48-0 win over visiting Mishicot in a Big East Conference game.
“I was proud of the way the team played coming off a hard, physical game against Springs,” Ozaukee coach Jim Lippe said.
“It was a good team effort, a nice come-back win.”
The Warriors, who improved to 3-0 in the conference and 3-1 overall, dominated all aspects of the game from the start and scored twice in three of the four quarters.
Senior quarterback Joe Lippe finished the night with a 154.4 passer rating, completing eight of 11 attempts for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Each scoring strike came in the first half, when the Warriors built a 29-0 lead.
Lippe got the scoring started when he connected with Jared Zausch on a 35-yard touchdown pass early in the opening quarter. Garrett Hoffmann added the first of his four extra points in the game.
After Jake Yanke gave the Warriors a 1-yard scoring run, they added two touchdown passes in the second period.
Lippe found Jared Henderson open for a 9-yard touchdown toss and added a 36-yard scoring pass to Zausch with 3:21 left in the half.
In the third quarter, Zach Penkwitz found the end zone on a 40-yard run.
“Zach is really starting to run the ball well for us,” coach Lippe said. “We need to find a way to get him the ball more.”
In the fourth quarter, the Warriors got a 9-yard touchdown run from Keigan Schmit and a 4-yard scoring run by Blake West. After the final touchdown, the Warriors took a knee rather than attempt a conversion.
“The offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage, and we were able to run the ball effectively,” coach Lippe said.
“Keigan Schmit had a good game running the ball.”
Schmit finished with a game-high 118 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Zausch led the Warriors’ receiving corps with four catches for 90 yards.
Coach Lippe also singled out his team’s defensive effort, which limited Mishicot to 144 total yards.
“Our defense, led by Anthony Rauch, effectively shut down Mishicot’s run and their pass,” Lippe added.
Rauch had eight tackles, including three for losses, and Ben Berweger had seven tackles.
The Warriors had six quarterback sacks, led by Ridge Wood with two for minus-14 yards.