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Shullsburg cant slow down Potosi on Homecoming Day
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SHULLSBURG HALFBACK Nathan Houtakker (#32) fights for another yard while being gang-tackled by a horde of Chieftains defenders during Saturdays game. Houtakker finished with 67 yards and a touchdown.

    SHULLSBURG – Running back Jase Udelhofen rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Potosi ground attack and quarterback Tim Fritz threw for two scores to guide the air assault as the visiting Chieftains came at Shullsburg from all angels en route to a 48-16 Six Rivers Conference victory on the Miners’ Homecoming Day at Badger Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.
    J. Udelhofen blasted across the goal line from a yard out to open the scoring on Potosi’s first drive of the game and he sprinted in from 31 yards away on their next possession to put the Chieftains (5-0 overall, 4-0 in SRC) up 14-0 in the first quarter.
    In the second quarter, J. Udelhofen sandwiched a pair of 21-yard touchdown runs between a pair of touchdown passes by Fritz to put the guests ahead 42-0 at the halftime intermission
    Fritz, who also went a perfect 6-for-6 on extra point attempts in the first half, connected with Hunter Liebfried on a 16-yard scoring strike and with Logan Udelhofen on an 18-yard TD pass to dampen the hosts’ Homecoming celebration.
    The Miners (2-3, 1-3) got on the scoreboard with a pair of rushing touchdowns of their own in the fourth quarter. Nathan Houtakker scored from two yards out to help the hosts avoid the shutout, while Cody Groskreutz added an 11-yard TD run later in the period.
    Brett Matye hooked up with senior tight end Hervey Trejo for one of the team’s two-point conversions, and senior halfback Brett Knautz ran in the other for the Miners.
    Knautz gained 67 yards on nine carries and Houtakker added 67 yards on 19 totes with a score for the Miners.
    Defensively, Connor Crotty led the way with 15 tackles and Trejo added 10 stops
    Shullsburg’s post-season push begins on Friday, Sept. 28, when they head to Bloomington to face the River Ridge Timberwolves (1-4, 0-4) in a Six Rivers game, starting at 7 p.m.
Potosi…….… 14  28  0    6 - 48
Shullsburg…   0    0  0  16 - 16
P – J. Udelhofen, 1 run (Fritz kick)
P – J. Udelhofen, 31 run (Fritz kick)
P – Leibfried, 16 pass from Fritz (Fritz kick)
P – J. Udelhofen, 21 run (Fritz kick)
P – L. Udelhofen, 18 pass from Fritz (Fritz kick)
P – J. Udelhofen, 21 run (Fritz kick)
S – Nathan Houtakker, 2 run (Hervey Trejo pass from Brett Matye)
S – Cody Groskreutz, 11 run (Brett Knautz run)
P – Ehlen, 1 run (no try)

Team Stats: First Downs- P 10; S 9. Rushing- P 44-225; S 36-174. Passing- P 6-10-0, 84; S 2-7-0, 11. Fumbles-Lost- P 0-0, S 1-1. Penalties- P 4-40, S 3-40.

Individual Leaders: Rushing (Att-Yds-Td)- Brett Knautz 9-67-0; Nathan Houtakker 19-67-1. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Td-Yds)- Brett Matye, 2-7-0-0, 11. Receiving (Cat-Yds-Td)- Hervey Trejo 2-11-0.