Football: Tomahawk gets wins over Pines, Kingdom Prep Lutheran, falls to Crandon in OT
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN DELLS – After receiving a forfeit win over Northlands Pines in a game slated for Friday, Aug. 25, the Tomahawk Hatchet football team defeated Kingdom Prep Lutheran in Wisconsin Dells earlier this month and fell to Crandon at home last week.
Kingdom Prep Lutheran
On Friday, Sept. 1, the Hatchets defeated Kingdom Prep Lutheran by a score of 35-14.
Tomahawk struck first on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Rex Reilly to Brayden Larson and a successful extra point attempt in the second quarter. Caleb Dickens ran for an 11-yard score in the same quarter, and Ryan Larson’s 21-yard touchdown reception from Brayden Larson gave the Hatchets a 21-0 lead heading into halftime.
Kingdom Prep threw for a touchdown and unsuccessfully attempted a two-point conversion in the third quarter. Tomahawk responded, with Jonah Dickens running in a seven-yard touchdown and two-point conversion. Kingdom Prep scored eight more points in the fourth quarter, while Brayden Larson’s five-yard touchdown scamper gave Tomahawk a 35-14 lead, which would ultimately be the final score.
Reilly went 9-15 for 86 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while Brayden Larson’s 21-yard touchdown pass was his only attempt of the game.
Reilly (13 carries, 50 yards) and Brayden Larson (13 carries, 68 yards, one touchdown) led the Hatchets on the ground, while Caleb Dickens (four receptions, 47 yards), Ryan Larson (one reception, one touchdown) and Brayden Larson (on reception, eight yards, one touchdown) were Tomahawk’s top receivers, with Dickens and Beau Stromberg also contributing.
Tomahawk had 292 total yards in the game, slightly more than Kingdom Prep (290). Each team forced three turnovers. Tomahawk had eight penalties for 108 yards, while Kingdom Prep’s 23 penalties accounted for 165 yards. The time of possession battle was nearly equal (Tomahawk, 24:01; Kingdom Prep, 23:53).
Tomahawk hosted Crandon at Hatchet Field on Friday, Sept. 8 and fell by a score of 28-20 in overtime.
Crandon held Tomahawk scoreless in the first two quarters and went into halftime leading the Hatchets 12-0.
A 28-yard touchdown pass Rex Reilly to Jonah Dickens, followed by a successful extra point, got the Hatchets on the board in the third quarter, and a 27-yard touchdown run by Caleb Dickens gave the Hatchets a 13-12 lead going into the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals tacked eight more points in the fourth quarter, and Brayden Larson’s 38-yard touchdown pass and successful extra point tied the score, sending the game to overtime.
Crandon ultimately scored a touchdown and extra point in overtime, sealing the win over the Hatchets.
Brayden Larson completed 20 of 33 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed 19 times for 27 yards. Larson added 12 yards on ten carries, and Caleb Dicks had 29 yards on five rushes.
Jonah Dickens hauled in 11 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. Brayden Larson had a pair of receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown, and Caleb Dickens (four catches, 16 yards), Jack Amelse (two catches, seven yards) and Ryan Larson (one catch, nine yards) also contributed.
Tomahawk ended the game with 294 total yards, while Crandon racked up 223.
With the loss, Tomahawk’s record fell to 3-2, and 1-1 in conference.
This week’s action
On Friday, Sept. 15, the Hatchets will travel to Oconto Falls for a game that gets underway at 7 p.m.