Here are the Week 6 results from the Fond du Lac area high school football teams:
Article will update as stats and supporting details come in.
Fond du Lac 35, Appleton East 0
After dropping their first two contests in the Fox Valley Association and four straight overall to begin the season, Fondy (2-4, 2-2 FVA) has put together back-to-back wins, reviving the Cardinals' playoffs aspirations. Fondy now needs only two more conference victories, with three games left to play, in order to qualify.
The Cardinals wasted no time putting points on the board when quarterback Connor Klapperich scooped up a fumble on East's (2-4, 1-3 FVA) opening possession and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown less than a minute into the game.
Klapperich added two more touchdowns before the end of the first quarter, both on the ground, and Fondy entered halftime with a 21-0 lead.
Tanner Dalske and Klapperich each tacked on rushing scores in the second half and the Cardinals' stifling defense, led by Jacob Haller (19 tackles, 12 solo) and Rhett Hlavacka (13 tackles, eight solo) both forced fumbles to help keep the Patriots off the scoreboard in order to preserve the shutout.
Dalske racked up 152 rushing yards on only 10 carries and Klapperich toted the ball 15 times for 96 yards with the four total touchdowns.
Next game: Sept. 29 vs. Oshkosh North (1-5, 0-4 FVA)
No. 3 (D-5) Winnebago Lutheran 20, Laconia 0
WLA safety/quarterback Sam Loehr intercepted a pass towards the end of the first quarter which led to the opening score of the evening for the Vikings (6-0, 4-0 Flyway) - a 3-yard touchdown run by none other than Loehr, himself.
After a 95-yard kick return touchdown last week in Campbellsport, Gannan Schwartz showed off his skills yet again by returning another kick to the house - this time on a punt return - with 2:10 to go before the half to give WLA a 13-0 lead.
Loehr connected with Noah Gensler on a 12-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and the Vikings defense - led in tackles by Moses Metzger (six), "Chop" Simmons and Sebie Paul (five each), and with the help of a Marcus Christensen interception just before the fourth quarter - handled business the rest of the way to secure a shutout and remain undefeated.
Loehr finished 12-of-20 passing for 164 yards and led the team in rushing with 68 yards on 13 carries. Gensler grabbed a team-high five passes for 75 yards.
Sawyer Shultis and Jack Rens each intercepted passes for Laconia (2-4, 0-4 Flyway) and Shultis recovered a fumble forced by Ian Henning, who led the Spartans with 12 tackles (eight solo) and two sacks.
Next game (WLA): Sept. 29 @ Omro (2-4, 1-3 Flyway)
Next game (Laconia): Sept. 29 @ Campbellsport (4-2, 2-2 Flyway)
No. 2 (D-6) St. Mary's Springs 7, No. 10 (D-4) Campbellsport 0 - Saturday
A 3-yard touchdown run with 2:22 left in the second quarter from Springs quarterback Max Bauer was all the scoring required for the Ledgers (6-0, 4-0 Flyway) to secure a grind-it-out, gritty homecoming victory.
Bauer completed 10-of-15 passes for 82 yards and carried 16 times for 27 yards. J.T. Koenigs added 22 yards on eight carries and Sam Lucas had four catches for 34 yards.
Brendan Gaertig collected 16 tackles to lead Springs, defensively, and Riley Brenner not only intercepted a pass to begin the fourth quarter but also sealed the shutout win with a pass breakup on the Cougars' final play under a minute to go.
Ben Timm continued his excellent senior season for Campbellsport (4-2, 2-2 Flyway) with 109 yards rushing on 25 carries.
Carson Reis came up with an interception and Jeremy Ksioszk shared a sack with Emmett Gonnering for the Cougars defense. Ksioszk led Campbellsport with nine tackles (four solo).
Next game (Springs): Sept. 29 vs. Lomira (4-2, 3-1 Flyway)
Next game (Campbellsport): Sept. 29 vs. Laconia (2-4, 0-4 Flyway)
Lomira 49, North Fond du Lac 0
Lomira (4-2, 3-1 Flyway) compiled 408 yards of total offense, including 311 rushing yards on 33 carries that accounted for six of the Lions' touchdowns, compared to 140 total yards for North Fondy (1-5, 0-4 Flyway) - seven of which came on the ground.
With no Connor Steers under center this week after suffering an injury during the final drive of last week's game against Omro, Lomira leaned on a pair of running backs that each eclipsed the century mark rushing.
Taylor Schaumberg had eight carries for a team-high 110 yards and two touchdowns while Jackson Goebel ran the ball 11 times for 100 yards and another couple trips to the endzone.
Goebel also completed 5-of-7 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown to Sam Schraufnagel filling in for Steers at quarterback. Schraufnagel reeled in two catches for 64 yards.
Rounding out the ground and pound attack for the Lions was Caden Yanke (seven carries for 39 yards), Koby Sacotte (three for 31, TD), and Jack Luedtke (four for 31, TD).
Defensively, the Lions came up with two interceptions - one by junior Jonah Mason and the other by freshman Jackson Bloohm.
Next game (Lomira): Sept. 29 @ St. Mary's Springs (6-0, 4-0 Flyway)
Next game (NFDL): Sept. 29 vs. Mayville (3-3, 2-2 Flyway)
Mayville 19, Omro 7
Mayville (3-3, 2-2 Flyway) overcame three turnovers to earn the win.
Payton Borchardt started the scoring for the Cardinals with a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, ending the night with 12 carries for 49 yards.
Sawyer Hardesty followed with a 1-yard score in the second to put Mayville up 13-0.
Omro (2-4, 1-3 Flyway) countered with a 3-yard touchdown run from Keenan Rahn to make it 13-7 at the half. Rahn finished with six carries for 47 yards. Jack Wellhoefer and Nate Piper each collected 10+ tackles and an interception for the Foxes' defense.
A 7-yard touchdown run from Hardesty in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for the Cardinals. Hardesty had 132 yards rushing on 23 carries to lead Mayville's offense.
Next game (Mayville): Sept. 29 @ North Fond du Lac (1-5, 0-4 Flyway)
Next game (Omro): Sept. 29 vs. Winnebago Lutheran (6-0, 4-0 Flyway)
No. 9 (8-Player) Oakfield 88, Menominee Indian 0
Oakfield (5-0, 1-0 Ridge & Valley-East) put up video game numbers, scoring 37 points in the first quarter, 19 in the second, 8 in the third, and 24 in the fourth to remain undefeated this season. The Oaks' high-powered offense is now averaging a robust 49.8 points per game.
Nine different players found the end zone for Oakfield, led by quarterback Bailey Schepp, who returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter and threw for three more scores in the second. Schepp completed 6-of-8 passes for 134 yards and collected a team-high six tackles before reserves were sent in to finish the game.
Backup QB Austin Harmsen threw for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and ran for one, as well.
Hunter Sabel carried three times for 37 yards and two touchdowns, both in the opening period. Mitchell Moser caught four passes for 107 yards and a pair of Schepp's second quarter TD tosses.
Treyden Marchenkuski, Westin Bass, Brayden Glugla, Oscar Arellano, and Dylan Schwebke rounded out the scoring for the Oaks. Marchenkuski, Glugla and Lennon Rauls intercepted passes for the Oakfield defense.
Next game: Sept. 30 @ Williams Bay (0-5, 0-2 R&V-East)
Plymouth 42, Waupun 0
Waupun (0-6, 0-4 East Central) was shut out for the first time this season.
Chase Beahm completed 8-of-17 passes for 64 yards and Haiden Rieder carried 15 times for 58 yards.
Owen Kooima led the Warriors defense with six tackles (five solo) and Tucker Ramirez collected a sack.
Next game: Sept. 29 @ Berlin (5-1, 3-1 East Central)
This article originally appeared on Fond du Lac Reporter: Fond du Lac area high school football Week 6 scores and results