Eagles Hand Warriors Homecoming Setback

Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe
Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College football team scored first, but the visiting Benedictine Eagles rattled off 27 unanswered points as the Eagles defeated the Warriors 27-3 on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Raabe Stadium.

  • Final Score: Benedictine 27, Wisconsin Lutheran 3
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-5, 1-2 NACC), Benedictine (4-2, 3-0 NACC)
  • Location: Raabe Stadium, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • After Benedictine was forced to punt on its first possession, the Warriors marched down the field and junior Jake Buhler (Greenville, Wis.) kicked a 36-yard field goal to give WLC a 3-0 lead.
  • The Eagles scored on their next possession on a Kiandre Morris three-yard scamper, giving BenU the 7-3 advantage through one quarter.
  • Following a Nick Jockey (Gig Harbor, Wash.) interception in the end zone, Benedictine drove down the field, but the Warriors defense stood strong and forced a turnover-on-downs at their own 36-yard line.
  • The Warriors and Eagles exchanged punts before Yockey pinned Benedictine deep in its own territory with about a minute and-a-half to go. The Eagles drove down the field and scored on a Tyler Jarnagin bullet to Jaden West for a 15-yard touchdown. The score gave Benedictine a 14-3 lead heading into the half.
  • After a number of punts by both teams in the third quarter, Benedictine began a sustainable drive with about four minutes to go in the quarter. The Eagles cashed in on their drive when Joshua Williams scored on a four-yard touchdown run, and after a missed extra-point, BenU took a 20-3 lead with 12:39 to play in the game.
  • WLC was forced to punt again and the Eagles started their next drive in WLC territory. Wisconsin Lutheran's defense stood strong forcing another turnover-on-downs when sophomore linebacker Ty Castillo (San Antonio, Texas) tackled Williams for a five-yard loss in the backfield on fourth down.
  • The Warriors faced another three-and-out on their next possession giving the Eagles the ball at midfield. Once again, the Warriors defense held. Williams was met at the line by junior Mykael Ignaszak (Cudahy, Wis.) on fourth and one, turning the ball over-on-downs back to WLC.
  • WLC turned the ball over-on-downs on its next possession. Benedictine converted on a fourth-and-nine and then scored on the next play when Chris Little rushed for a 26-yard touchdown run, giving the Eagles a 27-3 victory.

  • Senior Todd Lehman (Harvard, Ill.) rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries to lead WLC on the ground.
  • The Warriors were held to 177 yards of total offense, their lowest total of the season.
  • Ignaszak and freshman Jade Burge (Woodland, Ala.) led the team with 13 tackles apiece. Senior Zach Brug (Sturtevant, Wis.) tallied a sack for the Warriors, the only one in the game.

  • Benedictine ran the ball 52 times for 268 rushing yards. Williams was the leading rusher with 161 yards on 32 carries and a touchdown.
  • Jarnagin completed 14 of 21 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.

  • The Warriors begin a two-week road trip when they travel to Plymouth to face Lakeland (3-3, 2-1 NACC) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The Muskies are coming off a 76-21 thumping of Rockford. Live stats and video will be available for the game at WLCSports.com.