Auburndale football blanks Chequamegon, becomes playoff eligible

AUBURNDALE – The Auburndale football team needed a victory Friday night at home against Chequamegon to keep its WIAA playoff hopes alive.

The Apaches got the win they needed in big fashion.

Auburndale blanked the Screaming Eagles 47-0 at Auburndale High School to wrap up its Marawood Conference season at 3-3 and to improve to 3-5 overall. Chequamegon drops to 1-6 and 0-5 in the conference.

With the victory, Auburndale becomes playoff eligible, finishing its conference season with a .500 record. Although not guaranteed a WIAA postseason spot, it is rare for teams with .500 conference records to not make it to the playoffs.

Auburndale will finish its regular-season schedule with a nonconference game at Whitehall on Oct. 12. The WIAA announces its playoff berths following the games next Friday, and will announce the seedings and postseason brackets on Oct. 13.

Auburndale will finish its regular-season schedule with a nonconference game at Whitehall on Oct. 12. The WIAA announces its playoff berths following the games next Friday, and will announce the seedings and postseason brackets on Oct. 13.

Auburndale put up six first-half touchdowns as it rolled to the victory.

The Apaches held Chequamegon to 133 yards of offense, while rushing for 263. Isaiah Hasenohrl led the way with 115 yards on just five carries, which included a 75-yard touchdown run.

Aaron Marth added three rushing touchdowns for Auburndale.

Apaches 47, Screaming Eagles 0
Chequamegon 0 0 0 0 – 0
Auburndale 28 13 0 6 – 47
First Quarter

A – Aaron Marth 33 run (kick failed).
A – Marth 1 run (Trayton Weister run).
A – Dylan Paun 60 punt return (kick failed).
A – Carter Wilcott 2 pass from Cooper Weinfurter (Isaiah Hasenhorl run).
Second Quarter
A – Marth 36 run (Marth kick).
A – Hasenohrl 75 run (kick failed).
Fourth Quarter
A – Brent Lau 2 run (kick failed).
Team Statistics
First downs:
C 7; A 13.
Rushing (att-yards): C 27-44; A 27-263.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): C 8-19-89-1; A 2-3-23-0.
Total yards: C 133; A 286.
Fumbles lost: C 1; A 0.
Penalty yards: C 0; A 15.
Punting (no.-avg.): C 4-24.0; A 2-29.0.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
C, Michael Kirch 10-23, Joseph Wagner 14-16, No. 11 2-minus 5, Harris 1-minus 10. A, Isaiah Hasenohrl 5-115, Aaron Marth 5-82, Trayton Weister 4-38, Brent Lau 5-20, Paul Kollross 3-6, Caden Hoffman 3-6, Aric Czaikowski 1-0, Hunter Wright 1-minus 3.
Passing: C, Harris 6-10-62-1, No. 11 3-9-0-27. A, Weinfurter 2-2-23-0, Wright 0-1-0-0.
Receiving: C, Kirch 5-70, Zachary Pohl 2-27, No. 20 1-19. A, Carter Wilcott 2-33.
Punting: C, Jacob Martig 4-24.0. A, Schuyler Gilhaussen 2-29.0.
Records: Chequamegon 1-6, 0-5 Marawood Conference; Auburndale 3-5, 3-3 Marawood Conference.