Stratford football blanks Rib Lake/Prentice in battle of Marawood undefeated teams

TRATFORD – The Stratford football team clinched a spot in the WIAA playoffs for the 27th-straight time with a 41-0 win over Rib Lake/Prentice in a battle of undefeated Marawood Conference foes on Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Stratford is now 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Marawood Conference, while Rib Lake/Prentice falls to 3-3 and 2-1 in conference play.

Stratford hosts Auburndale (2-4, 2-2 Marawood) next Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

Kade Ehrike had another big game running the ball for Stratford, rushing for 111 yards and two touchdowns, but it was the passing game that was unstoppable for the Tigers.

Max Schwabe threw for 314 yards on just 12 completions, including an 11-yard TD pass to Ehrike. Ehrike caught five passes for 103 yards and Okley Wrensch added 92 receiving yards on just three catches.

Chase Flink added a pair of touchdown runs in the third quarter to round out the scoring for Stratford.

Tigers 41, Hawks 0
Rib Lake/Prentice 0 0 0 0 – 0
Stratford 7 21 13 0 – 41
First Quarter

S – Kade Ehrike 2 run (Curtis kick).
Second Quarter
S – Ehrike 1 run (Curtis kick).
S – Ehrike 11 pass from Max Schwabe (Curtis kick).
Third Quarter
S – Chase Flink 11 run (PAT failed).
S – Flink 3 run (Curtis kick).
Team Statistics
First downs:
Rib Lake/Prentice 2; Stratford 20.
Rushing (att-yards): RLP 25-28; S 35-214.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): RLP 3-6-21-0; S 13-21-369-1.
Total yards: RLP 49; S 573.
Interceptions (defense): RLP, Balgord.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
RLP, Vedder 9-48, Swan 4-3, Schmidt 1-0, Nelson 1-minus 1, Balgord 1-minus 10, Brayton 9-minus 12. S, Kade Ehrike 16-111, Matt Handrick 2-43, Max Schwabe 4-19, Chase Flink 2-14, Derek Marten 7-13, Devin Dennee 1-9, Chandler Schmidt 1-5.
Passing: RLP, Brayton 3-6-21-0. S, Schwabe 12-20-314-1, Schmidt 1-1-55-0.
Receiving: RLP, Hallstrand 1-9, Balgord 1-7, Dobson 1-5. S, Ehrike 5-103, Okley Wrensch 3-92, Vaughn Breit 2-78, Lance Heidmann 1-55, Marten 1-23, Matt Handrick 1-18.
Records: Rib Lake/Prentice 3-3, 2-1 Marawood Conference; Stratford 5-1, 3-0 Marawood Conference.