Roll Tigers! Marshfield defeats Menasha in level two playoffs
By City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tigers have won 11-straight football games this season. The Tigers held on to defeat Menasha 26-20 in a WIAA Division 2 level two playoff game Oct. 26 at Beell Stadium in Marshfield.
The Tigers have now advanced to the Division 2 state quarterfinal round for the first time since 2012. That sets up one final varsity football game for the Tigers at historic Beell Stadium before it’s replaced by a state-of-the-art complex at Marshfield High School next fall. The Tigers on Nov. 2 face Pulaski, who defeated River Falls 27-21 in level two.
Marshfield jumped out to a 20-0 lead over Menasha, in a game where the Bluejays outgained the Tigers 388-263. Menasha did get on the board before halftime, and the Tigers led 20-7 at the break. Marshfield added six more points in the third quarter, and took a 26-7 lead into the fourth. But, the Bluejays hung tough, and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull to within six points; the final TD coming with just over 1:00 left in the game. Menasha was penalized on an ensuing onside kickoff attempt, and Marshfield ran the clock out from there.
Marshfield quarterback Ryan Krueger passed for 156 yards and two touchdowns, one to Isaiah Baierl and another to Joey Goettl. Brant Bohman carried the ball a dozen times for 65 yards and a pair of one-yard touchdown runs. Menasha ended its season 9-2.