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Whitnall outdone by Pewaukee in 20-7 loss

Sept. 18, 2008

Whitnall had more. Problem was, it was just the wrong kind of more, so it was Pewaukee that emerged with a 20-7 Woodland Conference football victory at Whitnall on Sept. 12.

"It was a pretty good game between two pretty good high school football teams," Whitnall coach Rob Leboeuf said. "We made more mistakes than they did. We had more penalties that backed us up and took us out of some scoring opportunities, and that was pretty much the ballgame.

"They didn't make any mistakes. They didn't have penalties that put them in third-and-longs or situations where they might have been forced to punt. They converted on their third-and-longs and came up with some big plays."

One of the big plays was controversial in the eyes of Leboeuf and resulted in the first touchdown of the game. It went in the books as an 8-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Bacon to Ben Landry.

"Their big tight end, Ben Landry, shoves our kid down and catches a touchdown pass; no call by the officials," Leboeuf said. "It was blatantly obvious, too. It was awful ... ridiculous."

Leboeuf also spoke of a third-and-10 play in the red zone that Pewaukee converted and turned into a TD. The final difference-maker came on Bacon's 8-yard scoring pass to Andrew Kissner that did not take the intended route, but made the score 20-0.

"They threw a slant pattern that gets tipped at the line of scrimmage and their wide receiver goes up with one hand," Leboeuf said. "It was one of the best catches I've seen in a long time. He goes up with one hand and brings the football down for a touchdown.

"So two, three big plays right there cost us that football game. You take those away, it's probably 7-7. It couldn't get any more equal between two football teams."

Whitnall came up with a turnover and cashed in when Bennett Kaye threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Shayne Chelminiak with about 5 minutes to play. Pewaukee held the ball until about a minute remained.

Looking at the big picture, Leboeuf clearly is happy where his team stands, which is 2-1 in both the Woodland and overall.

"We're 2-1," Leboeuf said loudly and with excitement. "I told the staff that, too... Man, we are 2-1 right now. We're pretty happy right now.

"The players aren't down. We've still got a lot of young kids playing for us. Our underclassmen are out on the field, our defense especially. I think we only have four seniors playing defense for us right now, starters, so seven of those kids are juniors or sophomores. We're starting to come together and play pretty well."

Kaye was a solid 15-for-22 for 167 yards. He completed passes to six players, with Chelminiak catching seven for 56 yards. Nick Vlahos ran 21 times for 99 yards.

"Offensively, we're OK," Leboeuf said. "We're just a couple plays away from being an unstoppable force. But we do make those mistakes, and that irritates me."

Next Kickoff

WHO: Whitnall (2-1) vs. Greenfield (0-3)

WHAT: Woodland Conference football game

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19

WHERE: Greenfield High School, 4800 S. 60th St.

PREVIEW: The Hawks had 57 yards of offense in their 34-0 loss at Greendale on Sept. 12 ... Greenfield could do nothing with two Greendale turnovers ... Ray Grafwallner ran for 49 yards on 14 carries.

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