By the end of Friday’s contest, Wilber-Clatonia’s defense and Sutton running back Brett Simonsen were on a first-name basis.
He introduced himself with 5 minutes left in the first quarter when he sprinted by the Wilber-Clatonia defense for a 78-yard TD run and that was just the start to his three-touchdown day.
Simonsen also found the endzone from 11 yards out and 22 yards out in the second quarter to lead the Mustangs into halftime with a commanding 32-0 lead.
Sutton turned down their play calling aggressiveness in the second half, scoring six points on their way to 38-0 victory over Wilber-Clatonia.
With Sutton operating their offense out of shotgun with at least three receivers a majority of the game, Wilber-Clatonia head coach Lynn Jurgens said that it made tackling in space a premium in the game – something his team failed to do.
“They spread us out and we tried to play man defense on their athletes with our best athletes. And then our guys inside, they washed us out and got to linebackers. With their speed it was tough. They were really good up front, and they executed their offense very well,” he said.
He acknowledged that his disappointment in the game came from his team’s failure to execute fundamentals. Blocking and tackling to be specific, and those very two aspects of the game will be the focus as the Wolverines prepare for their week three contest against Fremont Bergan.
“We’re going to try to figure out things that we can do effectively and really try to harp on those things but we just gotta do the little things. We got to block and tackle. We didn’t block hardly anybody and missed I don’t know how many tackles. That’s partly because they got great athletes, but we still got to be able to tackle,” Jurgens said. “That’s what was disappointing to me tonight.”
Coming off a 42-0 win over Superior a week prior to start the season, Jurgens admitted that it was a bit of a tough transition to a third-ranked Sutton squad that had athletes lined up all over the field.
“That was hard for our kids to have a week like they had last week and then run through a buzz saw like this. It’s a night and day difference,” Jurgens said. 
The Wolverines offense played a part in their defensive struggles. Their offense had four three and outs along with two interceptions on back-to-back drives at the end of the first quarter and half way through the second quarter.
Sutton ended the game with a seismic 505 yards on offense compared to Wilber-Clatonia’s 33 total yards.
The 38-point loss was Wilber-Clatonia’s largest margin of defeat in the regular season since the 2005 season when they lost to Elmwood-Murdock 54-7.