Crunch! T-Jacks are 4-0
Offense rolls in WSFL rout of the Outlaws
Sunday, August 18, 2013 7:00 PM
MENOMINEE - The M&M Timberjacks' defense was finally scored upon, but the offense was unstoppable in a 46-28 win over Outagamie County Saturday night at Spies Field.
Ryan La Count of the M&M Timberjacks reaches the ball out as far as he can while being tackled at the goal line on Saturday against Outagamie County. La Count scored on the play. EagleHerald/Billy Betts
After controlling a 23-7 lead at the half, the Outlaws made it a game in the third quarter when Alex Whitney connected with Steve Peters on a touchdown pass to end the quarter.
With the T-Jacks needing to keep the Outlaws offense away from cutting the deficit even further, Ryan La Count capped off a long drive with a three-yard touchdown.
Four more touchdowns were scored in the fourth quarter, two by each team, but the T-Jacks came away undefeated on the season (4-0).
"We had some ups and downs through this one," T-Jacks coach Joe Plautz said. "We gave up some points to the Outlaws, but I give them credit, they have an excellent passing game."
Whitney, the Outlaws star quarterback, who was coming off being name Semi-Pro Football Player of the Week, was in duress most of the game.
Short slants and quick outs were the only way Whitney was able to complete passes as his offensive line was thin and the always imposing T-Jacks front seven kept the pressure coming regularly.
Outagamie County scored first after La Count fumbled a snap on the Outlaws 15-yard line and Ryan Van Asten scooped it up and sprinted 80 yards for an Outlaw touchdown.
"Ball control is still an issue for us," said Plautz after his team lost a fumble for the third straight game.
The T-Jacks bounced back quickly and put together a nine-play, 64-yard drive that was capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by Mike Hansen.
La Count got the T-Jacks going on the drive after busting through the line for a 33-yard run to the Outlaw two-yard line.
The M&M squad scored on its next drive and took the lead for good, bolstered by a 62-yard pass play from Hansen to Nico Fulsom. Hansen finished it off with a bull-dozing one-yard touchdown run.
La Count led the team in rushing as he stymied through the defense for 241 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns. Hansen added 101 yards on 19 carries and two scores and Fulsom had 77 yards.
Hansen also completed two passes for 69 yards and La Count added a completion for 12 yards.
The T-Jacks also racked up four sacks, one coming from Willy Cornelius, as he kept himself in the top three of sack leaders in the league.
"We're improving every week and in control of our destiny, and that's a good thing," Plautz said. "We'll need to put it together next week for a tough game at Washington County. They're an excellent team."