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WAUSAU – The Marshfield football team rebounded for a tough one-point loss in its season opener, lambasting Wausau East 56-0 in a nonconference game Friday night at Thom Field.
Caleb Alexander and Thomas Gisvold each rushed for two touchdowns, and Daulton Varsho ran back a free kick and a kickoff for touchdowns to lead the Tigers’ onslaught.
Marshfield outgained Wausau East 424-170, including 282-22 on the ground.
Alexander had 88 yards rushing, Keiron Howlett added 82 and Gisvold had 73 on just five carries to pace the Marshfield rushing attack as the Tigers improve to 1-1 this season. East falls to 0-2.
Alexander had rushing touchdowns of 30 and 3 yards in the first quarter. After Mitch Zillman recorded a safety for the Tigers to make it 15-0, Varsho returned the ensuing free kick 66 yards for another score.
Travis Lutz caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Colton Zahradka early in the second quarter and Zach McManus kicked two field goals to put Marshfield on top 35-0 at halftime.
Varsho returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for another score and Gisvold had TD runs of 20 and 45 yards to close out the scoring.
Marshfield returns to action next Friday when it opens its Valley Association South Division schedule with a home game against Fond du Lac. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Beell Stadium and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com beginning with pregame at 6:45 p.m.
Tigers 56, Lumberjacks 0
Marshfield 22 13 14 7 – 56
Wausau East 0 0 0 0 – 0
M – Caleb Alexander 30 run (kick missed), 8:33.
M – Alexander 3 run (Brad Krueger kick), 3:35.
M – Safety, Mitch Zillman.
M – Daulton Varsho 66 free kick return (Krueger kick).
M – Travis Lutz 4 pass from Colton Zahradka (Krueger kick), 7:53.
M – Zach McManus 33 field goal, 4:05.
M – McManus 34 field goal, 0:15.
M – Varsho 95 kickoff return (Krueger kick), 11:53.
M – Thomas Gisvold 20 run (Krueger kick), 9:39.
M – Gisvold 45 run (Krueger kick), 8:09.
First downs: Marshfield 16; Wausau East 8.
Rushing (att-yards): Marshfield 38-282; Wausau East 25-22.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Marshfield 10-18-142-1; Wausau East 11-26-148-2.
Fumbles (no.-lost): Marshfield 1-1; Wausau East 1-0.
Penalties (no.-yards): Marshfield 7-55; Wausau East 2-29.
Rushing: M, Caleb Alexander 10-88, Keiron Howlett 10-82, Thomas Gisvold 5-73, Luke Zuiker 3-13, Devan Wrege 1-8, Colton Zahradka 1-6, Trevor Heiman 5-5, Derek Coffren 2-5, Issac Cline 1-2. WE, Brennan Becker 14-22, Jake Justesen 2-minus 2, Levy Treinen 2-minus 1, Bryce Widmark 4-minus 27.
Passing: M, Zahradka 4-5-51-0, Zuiker 5-7-74-0, Coffren 1-6-17-1. WE, Widmark 11-26-148-2.
Receiving: M, Tanner Boson 3-37, Jeffrey Allison 2-47, Travis Lutz 2-16, Alexander 1-19, Kegan Fasler 1-17, Howlett 1-6. WE, Cameron Gruetzmacher 6-70, Jestesen 2-24, Widmark 2-1, Tim Nass 1-9.
Fumble recoveries (defense): WE, Andy Cravens.
Interceptions: M, Mitch Zillman, Matt Oestreich. WE, Cravens.
Records: Marshfield 1-1; Wausau East 0-2.