Playoff-bound Mosinee put a 40-0 whupping on the Hatchet football team in Thursday’s final game of the regular season.
“We lost a tough one to a very good Mosinee team,” Tomahawk coach John Larson said. “We never really got on track offensively.
“Defensively, it was a story of big plays. The Hatchets played very physical, but it wouldn’t be enough to slow down Mosinee’s offense.”
The THS defense would force Mosinee to punt on its first series, but that would be the last time. Mosinee’s Joe Kahler scored on first-quarter runs of 12 and 42 yards, and Jordan Roosa made it 20-0 with 8:00 to the half on a 9-yard dash.
Nate Ehster passed for third-quarter scores to Jeremy Gould (10 yards) and Roosa (18). An overshot punt snap led to a final 9-yard run that pushed the score to 40-0 with 9 seconds left in the third.
Kahler was the leading rusher at 105 yards on 12 carries, acounting for almost half of Mosinee’s 237 yards. Ehster was 9-of-16 passing for 161 yards, with three players over 40 yards.
Mitch McAllister picked up 71 yards on 19 rushes, and Andy Firkus completed 3-of-13 passes for 43 yards with 3 interceptions. Clay Borchardt caught a 29-yarder and McAllister snagged 2 for 14.
The defense was led by: Craig Swan (3 s, 8 a); Borchardt (3 s, 5 a, 1 PBU); Austin Bellile (1 s, 7 a); Payton DuPlayee (1 s, 4 a) and Nate Erickson (2 s, 1 a).
Tomahawk closed out a 4-5 season.
“It was a solid year,” Larson said. “I think we turned the corner. This team came a long way from Week 1. The guys played hard for four quarters all season long. They worked hard, got better and as coaches, that is all we can ask for.”