Marshfield football pulls out late win at Oshkosh West
Andy Goettl scores winning TD with 15 seconds left for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
OSHKOSH — Andy Goettl scored on an 18-yard touchdown run with just 15 seconds to go to lift the Marshfield football team to a thrilling 38-31 nonconference victory over Oshkosh West in its season-opener Friday night at Titan Stadium.
Both teams exchanged scores throughout the game with Marshfield never holding the lead until the final touchdown.
After stopping Oshkosh West with just more than two minutes to go, the Tigers embarked on the game-winning drive, going 53 yards. Goettl had a key 21-yard run on fourth-and-1 and the big 18-yard TD scamper on third down as time wound down. He finished with 80 yards rushing, 53 yards receiving, and scored twice.
The Tigers tied the game when Ryan Krueger threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Caden Pierce with 4:03 remaining.
Brant Bohman had a 92-yard touchdown run, one yard short of the school record for longest rushing touchdown, and finished with 181 yards rushing in the win for Marshfield.
Marshfield hosts Appleton West in its home and Valley Football Association opener next Friday, Aug. 25, at Beell Stadium. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and on wdlbwosq.com.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 38, Wildcats 31
Marshfield 7 14 3 14 – 38
Oshkosh West 7 14 3 7 – 31
OW – Andrew Theil 8 run (Krause kick).
M – Brant Bohman 92 run (Mason Coffren kick), 0:44.
OW – Derrick Kroll 62 pass from Ben Kohl (Krause kick).
M – Andy Goettl 17 run (Coffren kick).
OW – Kohl 15 run (Krause kick), 1:44.
M – Isaac Meverden 17 pass from Ryan Krueger (Coffren kick), 0:20.
OW – Krause 29 field goal.
M – Coffren 18 field goal, 2:56.
OW – Drew McEnroe 13 pass from Kohl (Krause kick), 11:18.
M – Caden Pearce 20 pass from Krueger (Coffren kick), 4:03.
M – Goettl 18 run (Coffren kick), 0:15.
Rushing yards: Marshfield 275; Oshkosh West 61.
Passing (att-comp-yards-int): M 14-25-196-1; OW 17-27-276-1.
Total yards: M 471; Oshkosh West 337.
Rushing: M, Brant Bohman 12-18, Andy Goettl 13-80. OW, Ben Kohl 13-35, Andrew Thiel 11-26.
Passing: M, Ryan Krueger 14-25-196-1. OW, Kohl 17-27-276-1.
Receiving: M, Isaac Meverden 4-47, Goettl 3-58 Bohman 3-55, Caden Pearce 2-39, Isaiah Baierl 1-6. OW, Derrick Kroll 5-109, Thiel 4-28, Drew McEnroe 3-83.
Records: Marshfield 1-0; Oshkosh West 0-1.