Run the ball. Run it again – and then run it just a little bit more.
Class C-2 No. 7 ranked Wilber-Clatonia showed a lethal and frequent ground attack during their season-opening 42-0 victory at Superior on Friday.
Senior running back Coltin Rezabek rushed for 94 yards on 13 carries (7.2 average) and Tad Moldenhauer added 81 yards with four carries, 68 of which came on one play in the contest. Both finished with one TD each on the ground. Moldenhauer added another score on a 43-yard punt return.
The backfield duo led a Wolverines squad that accumulated five TDs and 316 yards on 43 touches on the ground. Fullback Hunter Cerveny led the seven ball carriers that saw touches with two TDS. The senior tallied 76 yards on 11 carries.
Wilber-Clatonia head coach Lynn Jurgens said, “It is always great to be able to run the ball effectively.  If you can do that, it opens up the passing game and makes play calling a lot easier from a coaches perspective as well.”
Wilber-Clatonia quarterback Michael Pulliam tossed the ball for 83 yards on 4-for-7 passing.
The Wildcats ended the game with a total of 56 yards – 11 coming through the air on 1-of-3 passing by Hunter Healey.
Wilber-Clatonia darted out to a 14-0 by the end of the first quarter and put a nail in the coffin with three TDs in the second quarter to head into halftime with a 35-0 lead. The Wolverines added another TD in the third before putting cruise control on the rest of the way.
The 42-point victory was the team’s largest margin of victory since their season opener last year when they beat Sandy Creek 54-7.
Wilber-Clatonia will host Class C-2 No. 3 Sutton on Friday for their home opener.