By William

LACROSSE – The Moundridge football team closed out their season on Thursday with a wild, 60-40 shootout loss to LaCrosse.

The loss means the Wildcats will end the 2020 season with the same 4-5 mark they had in 2019.

Nobody expected the game to be a shootout that would include 100 points put on the scoreboard and 632 yards of total offense on 108 plays.

LaCrosse took an early 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter with Moundridge scoring on a three-yard run by Braden Schmidt.

The home team added two more scores in the second quarter to take a 28-6 advantage over the Wildcats into the halftime break.

While Moundridge came out and put 26 points on the scoreboard in the third quarter, they also gave up another 26 points to LaCrosse. Moundridge did get an 8-6 scoring win in the final quarter but by then it was too late to catch up.

According to Wildcat coaches, “We had too many broken assignments, especially on defense.”

Both teams struggled with miscues as Moundridge lost a fumble and threw two interceptions while being penalized 50 yards and LaCrosse lost five fumbles and were penalized for 95 yards.

Moundridge ran 63 offensive plays and rolled up 207 yards, including 154 on the ground, but the Wildcat defense gave up 425 yards in 45 plays by LaCrosse which included 423 yards rushing including 311 by Colby Stull.

Among the LaCrosse touchdowns were two runs of 40-plus yards and four scores that covered more than 30 yards.

Kase Ptacek led the Wildcat offense with 70 yards on 21 carries with two scores while Corbin Unruh ran for 50 yards and a score and Braden Schmidt recorded 40 yards on 15 runs with two touchdowns.

Unruh only completed two of 14 pass attempts, with one being a 47-yard scoring play to Joseph Schrag.

Defensively, the Wildcats were once again led by Joaquin Huff who recorded 7.5 tackles while Korbin Wedel had 6.5 and Unruh had 4.5.


SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

MOUNDRIDGE             6          0          26        8          40

LaCrosse                     16        12        26        6          60

(Team, Player & Scoring Play, Extra Point, Overall Score)


LaCrosse = Scored on a 34-yard run (Passed for 2-point conversion) 0-8

MOUNDRIDGE = Braden Schmidt scored on a 3-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 6-8

LaCrosse = Scored on a 3-yard run (Ran for 2-point conversion) 6-16


LaCrosse = Scored on a 45-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 6-22

LaCrosse = Scored on a 44-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 6-28


MOUNDRIDGE = Braden Schmidt scored on a 3-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 12-28

MOUNDRIDGE = Kase Ptacek scored on a 7-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 18-28

LaCrosse = Scored on a 38-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 18-34

LaCrosse = Scored on an Interception return (2-point conversion failed) 18-40

MOUNDRIDGE = Kase Ptacek scored on a 3-yard run (Ethan Brandeweide caught pass from Corbin Unruh for 2-point conversion) 26-40

LaCrosse = Scored on a 19-yard run (Passed for 2-point conversion) 26-48

MOUNDRIDGE = Joseph Schrag scored on a 47-yard pass from Corbin Unruh (2-point conversion failed) 32-48

LaCrosse = Scored on a 35-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 32-54


LaCrosse = Scored on a 30-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 32-60

MOUNDRIDGE = Corbin Unruh scored on a 29-yard run (Joseph Schrag caught pass from Corbin Unruh for 2-point conversion) 40-60

TEAM STATS:                                   MOUNDRIDGE            LaCrosse

1st Downs                                            19                                17

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   63-207                         45-425

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       2-14-53-1-2                 1-4-2-0-0

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       49-154-5                      41-423-8

Turnovers (Fumbles-Lost-Int)            1-1-2                            5-5-0

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-50                             10-95

Time of Possession                             25:54                           21:54  


Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Int): Corbin Unruh 2-13-53-1-1; Dawson Stucky 0-1-0-1.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Kase Ptacek 21-70-2; Corbin Unruh 12-50-1; Braden Schmidt 15-40-2; Dawson Stucky 1-(-6)-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Joseph Schrag 1-47-1; Jon Schlosser 1-6-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assist-Sacks-TFL): Joaquin Huff 7.5-6-3-0.0-0.0; Korbin Wedel 6.5-4-5-0.0-1.0; Corbin Unruh 4.5-3-3-0.0-0.0; Jon Schlosser 3.5-3-1-0.0-0.0; JD Jenkins 3.0-2-2-0.0-0.0; Anthony Everhart 2.5-2-1-0.0-1.0; Kase Ptacek 2.5-1-3-0.0-0.0; Wyatt Falco 1.5-0-3-0.0-0.0; Ethan Brandeweide 1.0-1-0-0.0-0.0; Dalton Vogts 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0.

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