Failure to execute in crucial situations cost the Schaller-Crestland football team a victory here Tuesday night in a Class A, district game.
RC-L scored a single touchdown in the first quarter and that completed the night's scoring, with RCL winning a 6-0 decision
"It was a game of field position and momentum, and they controlled most of the first half," said Schaller-
Crestland coach Dale Tokheim.
"We dominated the second half; we just couldn't score in the last two quarters because we kept making mistakes. Every time we had the ball moving we had a penalty or we would block a play wrong and lose yardage."
RC-L running back David Sexton scored the game's only touchdown on a one-yard run with 2 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first quarter.
"It was a tough loss, but we have to regroup and get ready for the defending (Class A) state champs this week in West Bend Mallard," Tokheim added.
The Wildcats outrushed Rockwell City-Lytton 201 yards to 161 yards.
Individually for the Wildcats, senior Brian Bode ran 24 times for 108 yards while running mate Zach Stephens ran 18 times for 84 yards. Quarterback Vince Burhop was one of 11 in passing for 25 yards. He also threw on interception. Bode made the one reception for 25 yards.
Rockwell City-Lytton's Sexton led his team's running game with 96 yards on 24 carries. Senior fullback Zach Spencer added 44 yards on eight carries.
Defensively at linebacker, Bode had 23 tackles, including nine solo tackles. Mark McDonough added nine tackles and Stephens 13.
RC-L lost two fumbles, with recoveries made by Nick Feilmeier and Cody Galvin. Wildcat defensive end Jeremy Robley finished with two sacks.
Friday night, the Wildcats will play host t West Bend Mallard in a homecoming game in Early. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.