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Wolverines fall in playoffs, 21-6

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zach Nieman carries football for the Wolverines during their Oct. 31 loss to West Lyon. Photo by Lyon County Reporter
INWOOD - The end of the road came here Monday night for the game South O'Brien Wolverines, as they lost a second round Class 1A football playoff re-match against District rival West Lyon, 21-6.

The two teams had met previously this season, with the Wildcats edging the Wolverines by a 21-20 score at Paullina.

Monday night's game was a good one, though it wasn't as close a contest on the scoreboard as the first encounter. The Wildcat defense held South O'Brien sophomore running back Zach Nieman, who had averaged more than 145 yards a game, to just 110 yards on 30 carries, a 3.7 yards per carry average, and one 4-yard touchdown.

Kody Nelson (10) of South O'Brien pursues West Lyon running back Bennet Feuchtenberger. Photo by Lyon County Reporter.
Wolverine QB Adam Paulsen went to the air 17 times and completed eight for 136 yards, but he also had three of his passes intercepted by the Wildcat defense.

Senior defensive standouts Tanner Mathews and John Gray wound up their Wolverine careers with stellar efforts, with Mathews in on 15 tackles and Gray 11. Junior Sam Weber joined in on 12 stops.

West Lyon, now 9-2, was led on offense by the sophomore running back tandem of Kaleb Heyer and Bennett Feuchtenberger, both of whom toted the ball 21 times, with Heyer gaining 138 yards and Feuchtenberger 83. The Wildcats' three touchdowns were all scored on short runs of three yards or less, with Feuchtenberger scoring twice and Ethan Ageson once.

Coach Mark Fuhrman's South O'Brien Wolverines finish the season with a record of 6-6.

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