West Bend Mallard showed of its talent here Friday night, dealing the Schaller-Crestland football team a 33-7 loss in a homecoming game.
The Wolverines led 14-0 after the first quarter and 27-0 at the half and wound up posting a 33-7 win over the Wildcats.
"They are a very big, physical team and they are extremely agressive and athletic," Wildcat coach Dale Tokheim said.
S-C did wind up with some moral victories, holding the Wolverines to no points in the third quarter against WBM's first team offense.
Offensively, Schaller-Crestland running back Brian Bode had a nice night, running 14 times for 87 yards.
As a team, the Wildcats ran 37 times for 163 yards but threw two interceptions and gained just six yards on one completion via the air.
The Wolverines live or die via their tough ground game, and it was in full bloom Friday night.
WBM ran 63 times for 330 yards.
Senior running back Brad Ruppert led the way, running 30 times for 179 yards. Quarterback Joe Banwart ran seven times for 51 yards and completed six of eight passes for 46 yards.
Bode scored the Wildcats' touchdown in the fourth quarter on a three-yard run.
"We had a tough first two quarters," Tokheim said. "But I like the way we played defensively in the second half. Our kids really picked it up against the defending state champs."