FENNIMORE — A week after an uneven performance in a narrow win at Darlington, the Fennimore football team was all business during Friday’s 2017 Homecoming game.
Junior quarterback Reid Larson completed 13 of 17 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Golden Eagles pummeled visiting Southwestern 67–6.
The 67 points set a new single-game school record, surpassing the 62 scored in last year’s win over Southwestern.
Senior Liam Kenney also has a sensational night, scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.
He hauled in a team-high five passes for a career-high 150 yards and caught a pair of first-half TD passes. He also returned an interception 50 yards early in the second quarter to make it 28–0 and he returned the opening kickoff the second half 83 yards for his fourth touchdown of the night.
Fellow senior Trevor Neuroth hauled in four passes for 127 yards and three scores. He caught a 63-yard TD pass on Fennimore’s second possession and a 15-yard touchdown a minute into the second quarter to make it 21–0.
After Kenney’s interception return and an 18-yard Larson-to-Kenney TD pass, Neuroth hauled in a 26-yard strike from Larson to make it 42–0 with 5:57 still left in the first half.
Will Ahnen got in on the scoring with a 41-yard touchdown run before halftime.
Maguire Fitzgerald led the second-team offense to a fourth-quarter score completing the drive with a 44-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Kellen Kenney.
Taggan Gommel closed out the scoring with a 26-yard interception return with three minutes to play.
Fennimore (5–1, 3–1 SWAL) outgained Southwestern (2–4, 0–3) 458–151. The Golden Eagles held the Wildcats to negative-22 yards rushing on 14 attempts and forced five turnovers, including four interceptions.
Senior Derek Kephart led Fennimore with seven tackles. Kellen Kenney was in on five stops and freshman Macoy Fitzgerald intercepted a pair of passes.
Larson’s five touchdown passes matched Brent Nelson’s (twice) single-game school record and his 321 yards passing in the first half was good for sixth all-time on Fennimore’s single-game passing list.
Liam Kenney is now sixth on Fennimore’s all-time list with 61 receptions and fourth in receiving yards with 1,220.
Neuroth is second in both with 88 receptions and 1,717 yards, behind former Wisconsin Badger standout Luke Swan (121 receptions, 2,234 yards).
(from Friday, Sept. 22 @ Fennimore)
Southwestern 0 6 0 0 — 6
Fennimore 14 34 7 12 — 67
F: Liam Kenney 21 pass from Reid Larson (Derek Turben kick)
F: Trevor Neuroth 63 pass from Larson (Turben kick)
F: Neuroth 15 pass from Larson (Turben kick)
F: Kenney 50 interception return (Turben kick)
F: Kenney 18 pass from Larson (Turken kick)
F: Neuroth 26 pass from Larson (Turben kick)
F: Will Ahnen 41 run (kick failed)
S: Alex Sheehan 7 pass from Zack Splinter (kick blocked)
F: Kenney 83 kick return (Turben kick)
F: Kellen Kenney 44 pass from Maguire Fitzgerald (kick blocked)
F: Taggan Gommel 26 interception return (kick failed)
First downs — S 9, F 8. Rushing — S 14-(-22), F 16-93. Passing (comp-att-int, yds) — S 11-29-4, 173, F 14-19-1, 365. Fumbles–lost — S 1-1, F 0-0. Penalties-yards — S 5-39, F 11-130.
Rushing — S: Preston Pearce 7-(-4). F: Will Ahnen 1-41. Passing — S: Zach Splinter 10-24-4, 174. F: Reid Larson 13-17-1, 321. Receiving — S: Dylan Rieken 3-75. F: Liam Kenney 5-150, Trevor Neuroth 4-127. Tackles — F: Derek Kephart 7, Kellen Kenney 5.