Stratford football blasts Marathon for seventh-straight win

Stratford’s Kale Weisenberger runs around the left end for a big gain during the Tigers’ win at Marathon on Friday night. (Photo by Katie Marten/For focusonmarshfield.com)

MARATHON – The Stratford football team wasn’t about to look past Marathon with so much on the line.

The Tigers ripped off a 41-8 win in a Marawood Conference game on Friday night at Marathon High School for their seventh-straight victory.

With the road win, Stratford (7-1 overall, 5-0 Marawood Conference) will host Edgar (8-0, 5-0 Marawood) in what amounts to be the conference championship game next Friday, Oct. 12, at Tiger Stadium, in the final regular-season game of the season. Edgar slipped past Rib Lake/Prentice 14-0 on Friday.

Kade Ehrike ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns, Derek Marten added two TD runs, and Max Schwabe completed 7 of 8 passes for 108 yards and two scores, both to Okley Wrensch for the Tigers. All of Stratford’s scores came in the first half as it dominated from the start.

Stratford outgained Marathon 437-177 overall.

Tigers 41, Raiders 8
Stratford 27 14 0 0 – 41
Marathon 0 0 0 8 – 8
First Quarter

S – Derek Marten 23 run (kick good).
S – Okley Wrensch 39 pass from Max Schwabe (kick good).
S – Kade Ehrike 14 run (kick good).
S – Marten 11 run (PAT failed).
Second Quarter
S – Ehrike 2 run (Matt Handrick run).
S – Wrensch 6 pass from Schwabe (kick failed).
Fourth Quarter
M – Hunter Seubert 16 pass from Clarke Mouw (Carter Hanke run).
Team Statistics
First downs:
S 24; M 10.
Rushing: S 40-329; M 19-99.
Passing: S 7-10-108; M 6-18-78-0.
Total yards: S 437; M 177.
Fumbles (total-lost): none.
Penalties (no.-yards): S 1-0; M 5-24.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
S, Kade Ehrike 11-141, Matt Handrick 8-58, Eli Drexler 4-37, Derek Marten 2-34, Chandler Schmidt 1-17, Max Schwabe 3-15, Chase Flink 1-9, Kale Weisenberger 1-9, Gaulke 1-5, Devin Dennee 3-4, Peterson 1-1, Reed Curtis 1-1, Steiner 1-1, Dahlke 2-minus 3. M, Hunter Seuberg 11-87, Sweno 1-7, Schilling 5-5, Mathwich 2-0.
Passing: S, Schwabe 7-8-108-0, Schmidt 0-2-0-0. M, Mouw 4-16-53-0, No name provided 2-2-25-0.
Receiving: S, Okley Wrensch 3-64, Marten 1-13, Handrick 1-12, Vaughn Breit 1-10, Ehrike 1-9. M, Carter Hanke 3-58, Seubert 2-17, Kole Kaldunski 1-3.
Records: Stratford 7-1, 5-0 Marawood Conference; Marathon 2-6, 1-4 Marawood Conference.