Sophomore fullback Joe Schulte rushed for 173 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns, two of them on key drives in the fourth quarter. PHS also had a critical score in the second quarter which put them ahead at halftime 14-13 when quarterback Jonah Anderson threw a 17-yard strike to Carson Stenroos on a broken play.
Prescott outgained the Hodags 294 yards to 75 in rushing in turning around what was a 27-8 loss to Rhinelander last year up north. The Cardinal defense stiffened int he second half to hold Rhinelander scoreless.
Prescott will look to go 2-0 for the first time since 2014 when they travel to Three Lakes next Thursday, Aug. 24 to take on Three Lakes/Phelps. The Bluejays lost their season opener Friday 34-6 to Augusta. Prescott's win also the first for new head coach Kevin Haglund.
|Prescott back Joe Roosen gets the ball from quarterback Jonah Anderson on fullback dive fake to Joe Schulte (44) with Westy Bartch (51) and Dalton Wright (60).|