Another dominating West De Pere performance

As the dean of Bay Conference football coaches, Oconto Falls’ Duane Rogatzki has seen plenty of

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outstanding football teams, whether those he coached or those he opposed.Count this year’s West De Pere squad in the latter category.

“They just kicked our rear end,” Rogatzki said after the Phantoms pounded his Panthers 63-0 in a Bay mismatch Friday.

Unbeaten conference leader West De Pere (4-0 overall, 3-0 Bay) outgained Oconto Falls 417-40 in total yards, rushed for 312 yards with seven touchdowns and held the Panthers to three first downs.

“We couldn’t handle anything they did in the line, on either defense or offense,” Rogatzki said. “They just blew us back on offense, and they blew us back when we were on defense.”

In the process of not allowing Oconto Falls (1-3, 1-3) to get even a sniff of midfield on offense, the Phantoms posted their fourth straight shutout. They have outscored the opposition 180-0.

Despite another dominating performance in all three phases — senior Zak Rottier had a 37-yard punt return for a touchdown to complete a 28-point first quarter — the West De Pere players and coaches aren’t satisfied.

“We’ve got to get better,” said Rottier, a two-way standout at linebacker and running back. “The way to improve on giving up nothing is just giving up nothing again and keep it going.” (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette)

Looks as though the Phantoms are playing with determination and hunger after falling short in last year’s D3 championship game.  That may not bode well for upcoming opponents.

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