Opening with a rout

Coming off a 14-0 record last season and the D3 State title, the West DePere Phantoms continued their dominance in the Bay Conference in the season opener.

Brandon Carter ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and added a 70-yard punt return for a score as West De Pere opened its Division 3 state title defense with a 61-0 rout of Denmark on Friday in a nonconference high school football game.

Jay Tollefson threw for 128 yards and ran for 100, totaling three touchdowns, and Brandon Forest caught four passes for 54 yards and a score for the Phantoms.

Next up for the Phantoms, perhaps the toughest test of the regular season, a non-conference game against Waupaca.