Holding his team to a higher standard is clear when speaking to Wilber-Clatonia head football coach Lynn Jurgens.
His team came off their highest scoring game of the season last Friday in a 46-17 win at Louisville – their second consecutive victory after losing big to Sutton in the squad’s second game of the year.
Wilber-Clatonia ran for 327 yards behind Coltin Rezabek’s team-high 138 yards on 12 carries, while Wolverines signal caller Michael Pulliam threw the ball for 97 yards on 10-for-12 passing. Pulliam added 18 yards on the ground and the duo recorded a total of four rushing touchdowns in Wilber-Clatonia’s third win of the season.
Though the numbers are good no matter the lens you look through, Jurgens knows his team can still do much better.
“Our line is improving, but we still have tons of work to do. We still struggle with a lot of things, but are working very hard to shore them up,” he said.
He was complimentary of his quarterback’s efficiency and noted that big plays are something his team is always looking to make with an aggressive mindset.
Rezabek and Mitchell Thompson each had runs over 60 yards in the contest while Tad Moldenhauer scored a return touchdown on special teams for the third time this season on a 38-yard punt return.
“Big plays in high school football are huge as sustained drives can be hard to come by without someone making a mistake along the way to stall a drive,” Jurgens said. “Anytime we can throw the ball efficiently and effectively, it makes us pretty tough to defend.”
On defense the Wolverines had 12 hurries of the quarterback, six tackles for loss, and one sack. Freshman Sawyer Kunc led the team with 13 tackles while fellow freshman Adam Kots had a team-high two tackles for loss.
The Wolverines will take their 3-1 record and No. 10 Class C-2 ranking into Friday’s contest at Freeman (3-1).