Greenwood remains unbeaten
By Hub City Times staff
OWEN-WITHEE – The Greenwood Indians improved to 4-0 and became playoff eligible, as they rolled to a 40-6 victory on Sept. 13 at Owen-Withee, in week four of the high school football season.
“Our first half started off a little slow,” Greenwood coach Chris Schmitz said after the win. “The field conditions were a little tough for us. We had a hard time hanging on to that ball. Obviously the ball dried off the second half, and the kids finally put that full game together.”
On a rainy night at Owen-Withee High School, the Indians racked up 376 total yards of offense in the win. Wyatt Artac carried the ball 25 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Cooper Bredlau did a lot more damage with his legs than his throwing arm, by rushing 11 times for 156 yards. He also had touchdown runs of 2, 34, 53, and 35 yards, giving him ten TD runs on the season.
“Cooper made some really impressive cuts,” Schmitz said of his quarterback. “On his first touchdown we missed a block, and Cooper just made a great cut off of it. He’s really seeing the field, and it’s fun to watch that.”
Sully Whitford had two carries for 76 yards, including a 60-yard scamper. The Indians are now averaging 355 yards of offense per game. Meanwhile, the Greenwood defense allowed just 186 yards – 67 of those came on a late touchdown run by Owen-Withee’s Treyton Tessmer.
“Our defense played really well,” Schmitz added. “I think they struggled a little bit to start with because they were getting caught up with their guards. Their guards always play hard, but our linebackers – as the game wore on – they really got into the rhythm and they started attacking a lot better, finding that seam and getting to that backfield.”
The Blackhawks fell to 0-4. Greenwood has now won three-straight games over Owen-Withee, including two regular-season matchups a season ago.
The Indians play at Loyal on Sept. 20, then host Athens on Sept. 27 before traveling to Abbotsford to face the Falcons on Oct. 4.