Wrightstown stands tall atop the NEC, defeats FVL

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - In a battle of undefeated teams from the North Eastern Conference, Wrightstown had the most to prove especially with a test like Fox Valley Lutheran. And that’s what they did.

The Wrightstown Tigers forced five turnovers to defeat Fox Valley Lutheran, 16-7. The Tigers got on the board first with a touchdown by junior running back Andrew Peliskek but Wrightstown would miss the extra point to make it 6-0.

Foxes responded big. Senior running back Zayne Rodencal scored on a 49 yard touchdown run to give FVL the 7-6 lead at halftime.

But the turnover bug hurt FVL in the second half. A Wrightstown made field goal made it a 9-7 lead and then Tigers senior running back Braydon Smith took off for an 88 yard TD run to put Wrightstown ahead 16-7.

“Against two physical tough teams there's going to be turnovers and sways in the game but our guys stepped up and made big plays when they had to,” Steve Klister, Wrightstown head coach said.

“It felt great because we'd been working hard all game and we knew if we kept driving and going hard then something would break and then it didn't and nothing felt better than that,” Braydon Smith said.

Wrightstown (5-0, 4-0 NEC) gets the big statement win and now are alone on top of the NEC standings. Tigers will host Oconto Falls (0-5, 0-4 NEC) while FVL (4-1, 3-1 NEC) will travel to Little Chute (3-2, 3-2 NEC) next week.