Jackson, WI – Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI, beat the Dominican Knights by a decisive score, 42-14, before a loud and supportive crowd during the first Timberwolves Friday night Homecoming game in school history.
The win was the first conference win of the year for LWL, moving the team to 1-2 in the Midwest Classic Conference and 1-4 overall. Dominican fell to 0-5 on the season.
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The Timberwolves got on the scoreboard first when quarterback Ryde Ehley connected with Donovan Pettis on a 9-yard touchdown pass. Timmy Bagin made the first of his 6 point after attempts to stake the T-wolves to an early 7-0 lead.
On the next LWL drive, the Knights intercepted an Ehley pass. After a long return on the interception, Dominican quarterback Demitrius Taylor scored on a 6-yard run. The Knights completed a pass on the 2-point conversion but the T-wolves defensive back Donovan Pettis made a sure tackle on the Knight’s receiver, keeping him from crossing the goal line.
Heading into the second quarter the Timberwolves built their 7-6 lead with another Ehley to Pettis completion. This time it was a 28-yard strike for a touchdown. While holding the Knights scoreless in the second period, the T-wolves scored twice. Ehley connected with Beau Kuhl on a 19-yard touchdown pass and later the T-wolves added a 22-yard rushing touchdown from Carson Batzel.
With the point-after attempts, the halftime score was LWL dominating Dominican, 28-6.
In the third quarter, the T-wolves did most of their damage on the ground.
Beau Kuhl scored on a 6-yard run early in the quarter and Batzel added another touchdown; this one from 3 yards out.
Batzel’s run closed out the scoring for the T-wolves and started the running clock. Batzel
finished with 182 yards on 19 carries as the LWL running game was strong for the second week in a row.
Ryde Ehley passed for 93 yards and 3 touchdowns, completing 5 of 6 passes.
Dominican scored in the fourth quarter on another touchdown run by Taylor. With a successful 2-point conversion the final score was 42-14.
The win sets the T-wolves up for a two game home winning streak if it can beat
Burlington Catholic Central on Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Last year’s game came down to the wire with the BCC Hilltoppers hanging on for a 37-34 victory in a see-saw affair. This year’s game promises to be an even matchup.