WEBSTER— “On Friday night, the boys had a chance to play in the mud,” said Webster Tiger football coach Andy Smith after his team defeated Pepin-Alma 35-8.
“It (the mud) slowed down the passing game for us a little bit but as Trevor (Gustafson) was able to get comfortable with a wet ball, he made some nice throws to help get us into scoring position. Brad Sigfrids had a great catch down the sideline to help flip the field. The offensive line did a great job of getting off the ball and wearing the other team down as the game went on. Tristan Benjamin got his second start of the season at guard and filled in well. Jacob Berg didn't have a bad snap all night long which is pretty amazing considering the conditions. Harlo Olson and Austin Moser got movement all night long for our running backs.”
Hunter Gustafson got the Tigers on the board in the first quarter on a seven yard run. The PAT was not successful, but the Tigers were up 6-0.
Cody Peterson got his first defensive touchdown of the night when he scooped up a P-A fumble and ran 65 yards for the score. Hunter Gustafson got the two point conversion and the Tigers were up 14-0.
Peterson was in on the next touchdown for the Tigers as he caught a 15 yard pass from H. Gustafson. The PAT failed. Webster led at the half, 20-0.
Webster scored the only points of the third quarter on a two-yard Hunter Gustafson run. A Trevor Gustafson-to-Simeon Wilson pass garnered the two point conversion.
Peterson got his second defensive score when he grabbed yet another P-A fumble and ran 20 yards for the score. Dustin Kern got the PAT and Webster led 35-0.
The only Pepin-Alma score came in the last quarter on a six yard Ryan Engstrand run. He also scored on the two point conversion.
“Defensively,” continued Coach Smith, “we were able to get off the field and give the offense good field position. Cody Peterson had a game to remember catching one touchdown and returning two fumbles for scoop and score touchdowns. Andy Mortiz, Simeon Wilson, Austin Moser, Xavier Stanton, Coleton Peterson and Harlo Olson were relentless on defense smothering the ball carrier all night.”
Quarterback Trevor Gustafson was eight for 16, good for 99 yards. Hunter Gustafson led the Tigers in rushing with 53 yards on 19 attempts.
On defense, Simeon Wilson had eight solo tackles with three assists and Austin Moser had seven solos with one assist.
Webster does not play on Friday due to Washburn-Bayfield-South Shore not fielding an 11 man team. Check back soon for playoff coverage.