After cruising to a victory against the Green Bay West Wildcats last week, the Clippers were outmatched in a 21-14 loss to the Antigo Red Robins. The game was back and forth all night, and a few key plays from Antigo put it away at the end.
A touchdown by Antigo’s Mason Gray opened up the scoring on the night, as he scampered into the endzone for his first touchdown on the year. The 6’7” Fullback gave the Clippers trouble all night, but did most of his damage in this first quarter tonight. Running back Kordell Anderson told his teammates to not worry about the score, as the very next play he took a kickoff return to the house and a special teams error would make the game 7-6 Red Robins.
Antigo would once again score before the half, and a big call at the 9:43 minute mark in the second quarter would change everything for the Clippers. The refs would blow a play dead for forward progress, as the Clippers punched the ball away from the Antigo return man and had their hopes of getting the ball back stolen. That would fire up their defense though, as the score remained 14-6 going into the half.
Sturgeon Bay needed a score coming out of the half to stay in the game, and that is exactly what they did. Danny Lodl would roll left and find Patrick Haese in the back of the endzone to tie the game up after a successful 2 point conversion.
The game would remain deadlocked until late in the 4th Quarter when Antigo would answer for the final time and put the game away as Danny Lodl would throw an interception to Alex Schlieve to ice away the game.
The Player of the Game, as decided with the help of Sturgeon Bay head coach Carl Waterstreet was once again David Zuehlke.
Sturgeon Bay will open conference play next week as they travel to Bonduel.