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The Antigo Red Robins football team left no doubt on Friday night, steam rolling the Rhinelander Hodags throughout the first half, while running clock mercifully ticked away the second in a 48-7 win, the 11th straight Bell Game victory for Antigo.

Boys were ready to go tonight, Head Coach Tom Schofield said. It all started up front with the line, they came off the ball well and made nice blocks, but everyone played great.

The streak is the second longest in the history of the rivalry, with the Robins winning 13 straight from 1961-73. The 41 point margin of victory is also the fifth largest in a Bell Game.

Its always a special feeling to win the Bell, Schofield added. Especially up here, it was a great atmosphere, the stands were packed, we needed a fast start and got it.

Heading into the contest, most pundits felt if Rhinelander had any chance of keeping the game close, they would need to contain Antigo’s powerful ground game. That certainly did not happen, with the Robins rolling up 376 yards rushing, including 183 from Jericho Kelly, who got things rolling right from the start with a 64 yard touchdown run on the game’s second play.

Kelly can run like a beast, Schofield said. He did a great job finishing his runs tonight.

Quarterback Matt Winter added 60 yards and two touchdowns, while Adam Schmidt had 48 yards, including a 30 yard scoring run on a fourth and one play in the first quarter that game Antigo a 14-0 lead. Schmidt finished with three touchdowns total, scoring twice on one yard runs in the second quarter.

In all, nine different Robins ran the football.

It’s a good feeling to get everyone a few carries, Schofield said. We have a lot weapons, we were able to break big runs, we ran away from Rhinelander and looked really fast, it was fun to watch.

Winter added 38 yards passing by completing two of four passes, but Antigo probably didn’t need to throw the ball at all to garner victory. Hunter Bolson had one pass reception for 29 yards and Schmidt added a catch for nine.

The Robins outgained the Hodags in total yards 414 to 197 for the game, with Antigo’s defense forcing two turnovers. Those turnovers came via interceptions by Deakin Czerneski and Nevin Cornelius respectively.

Antigo took a 42-0 lead to the half in the contest. In addition to Schmidt’s three scores and Kelly’s early burst, both of Winter’s scores came before the break.

The Robins won the game of field position all night, as return man Thomas Nelson consistently broke big returns, setting Antigo up, many times, in Rhinelander territory. Nelson’s returns including ones of 33, 31 and 25 yards.

Nelson had a heck of a game, Schofield noted. He’s come back after a few years away from football, he’s extremely fast and he’s finally getting up to game speed, hitting holes and breaking tackles.

Nelson’s improved play in the return game could give the Robins a key weapon in the drive for the Great Northern Conference title.

Field position plays such a big role, Schofield said. Our special teams are getting better.

Running clock was in effect for the entirety of the second half, with the Robins reserves adding one more score. Clayton Miller took it in from four yards out in the fourth, coming shortly after Cornelius’s interception.

Rhinelander finally found the end zone late, as Logan Freund hooked up with Reese Flores for a 35 yard touchdown pass for the 48-7 final.

Freund completed five of 15 passes for 62 yards in the loss, while running back Drake Martin did gain 82 yards on 18 carries for the Hodags.

The win kept Antigo atop the Great Northern Conference standings with a perfect 3-0 record. They are now 4-1 overall. Rhinelander fell to 1-4, and 0-2 in the GNC.

Now starts homecoming week, as the Robins will prepare for the always tough Medford Raiders Friday night at Schofield Stadium.

Scoring Summary

Mike Webster Stadium

Antigo 48, Rhinelander 7

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017



RHINELANDER 0 0 0 7— 7

ANTIGO 20 22 0 6— 48



Scoring Summary

First Quarter-

Antigo TD— Jericho Kelly 64 yard run (kick good); Antigo 7, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 30 yard run (kick good); Antigo 14, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Matt Winter 40 yard run (kick failed); Antigo 20, Rhinelander 0

Second Quarter

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 1 yard run (conversion good); Antigo 28, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 1 yard run (kick good); Antigo 35, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Matt Winter 2 yard run (kick good); Antigo 42, Rhinelander 0

Fourth Quarter-

Antigo TD— Clayton Miller 3 yard run (conversion failed); Antigo 48, Rhinelander 0

Rhinelander TD— Reese Flores 35 yard pass from Logan Freund (kick good); Antigo 48, Rhinelander 7

Team Totals

Total Plays— Antigo 51, Rhinelander 49

Total Yards— Antigo 414, Rhinelander 197

Passing Yards—Rhinelander 62, Antigo 38

Rushing Yards—Antigo 376, Rhinelander 135

First Downs— Antigo 19, Rhinelander 13

Turnovers— Lakeland 2, Antigo 1

Penalties— Antigo 5, Rhinelander 5

Penalty Yards— Antigo 48, Rhinelander 30

Individual Stats

Antigo-

Passing— Winter 2-4, 38 yds.

Rushing— Kelly 8-183, TD; Winter 6-60, 2 TD; Schmidt 8-48, 3 TD; Smith 8-32; Farmer 4-24; Stimac 2-16; Miller 3-15, TD; Krueger 4-13; Nelson 1-0

Receiving— Bolson 1-29; Schmidt 1-9

Rhinelander-

Passing— Freund 5-15, 62 yds., TD, 2 INT

Rushing— Martin 18-82; Freund 12-53; Erickson 3-0

Receiving—Flores 1-35, TD; Comer 2-16; Lieder 1-9
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Robins ring Hodags bell 48-7, run game dominates
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The Antigo Red Robins football team left no doubt on Friday night, steam rolling the Rhinelander Hodags throughout the first half, while running clock mercifully ticked away the second in a 48-7 win, the 11th straight Bell Game victory for Antigo.

Boys were ready to go tonight, Head Coach Tom Schofield said. It all started up front with the line, they came off the ball well and made nice blocks, but everyone played great.

The streak is the second longest in the history of the rivalry, with the Robins winning 13 straight from 1961-73. The 41 point margin of victory is also the fifth largest in a Bell Game.

Its always a special feeling to win the Bell, Schofield added. Especially up here, it was a great atmosphere, the stands were packed, we needed a fast start and got it.

Heading into the contest, most pundits felt if Rhinelander had any chance of keeping the game close, they would need to contain Antigo’s powerful ground game. That certainly did not happen, with the Robins rolling up 376 yards rushing, including 183 from Jericho Kelly, who got things rolling right from the start with a 64 yard touchdown run on the game’s second play.

Kelly can run like a beast, Schofield said. He did a great job finishing his runs tonight.

Quarterback Matt Winter added 60 yards and two touchdowns, while Adam Schmidt had 48 yards, including a 30 yard scoring run on a fourth and one play in the first quarter that game Antigo a 14-0 lead. Schmidt finished with three touchdowns total, scoring twice on one yard runs in the second quarter.

In all, nine different Robins ran the football.

It’s a good feeling to get everyone a few carries, Schofield said. We have a lot weapons, we were able to break big runs, we ran away from Rhinelander and looked really fast, it was fun to watch.

Winter added 38 yards passing by completing two of four passes, but Antigo probably didn’t need to throw the ball at all to garner victory. Hunter Bolson had one pass reception for 29 yards and Schmidt added a catch for nine.

The Robins outgained the Hodags in total yards 414 to 197 for the game, with Antigo’s defense forcing two turnovers. Those turnovers came via interceptions by Deakin Czerneski and Nevin Cornelius respectively.

Antigo took a 42-0 lead to the half in the contest. In addition to Schmidt’s three scores and Kelly’s early burst, both of Winter’s scores came before the break.

The Robins won the game of field position all night, as return man Thomas Nelson consistently broke big returns, setting Antigo up, many times, in Rhinelander territory. Nelson’s returns including ones of 33, 31 and 25 yards.

Nelson had a heck of a game, Schofield noted. He’s come back after a few years away from football, he’s extremely fast and he’s finally getting up to game speed, hitting holes and breaking tackles.

Nelson’s improved play in the return game could give the Robins a key weapon in the drive for the Great Northern Conference title.

Field position plays such a big role, Schofield said. Our special teams are getting better.

Running clock was in effect for the entirety of the second half, with the Robins reserves adding one more score. Clayton Miller took it in from four yards out in the fourth, coming shortly after Cornelius’s interception.

Rhinelander finally found the end zone late, as Logan Freund hooked up with Reese Flores for a 35 yard touchdown pass for the 48-7 final.

Freund completed five of 15 passes for 62 yards in the loss, while running back Drake Martin did gain 82 yards on 18 carries for the Hodags.

The win kept Antigo atop the Great Northern Conference standings with a perfect 3-0 record. They are now 4-1 overall. Rhinelander fell to 1-4, and 0-2 in the GNC.

Now starts homecoming week, as the Robins will prepare for the always tough Medford Raiders Friday night at Schofield Stadium.

Scoring Summary

Mike Webster Stadium

Antigo 48, Rhinelander 7

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017



RHINELANDER 0 0 0 7— 7

ANTIGO 20 22 0 6— 48



Scoring Summary

First Quarter-

Antigo TD— Jericho Kelly 64 yard run (kick good); Antigo 7, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 30 yard run (kick good); Antigo 14, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Matt Winter 40 yard run (kick failed); Antigo 20, Rhinelander 0

Second Quarter

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 1 yard run (conversion good); Antigo 28, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Adam Schmidt 1 yard run (kick good); Antigo 35, Rhinelander 0

Antigo TD— Matt Winter 2 yard run (kick good); Antigo 42, Rhinelander 0

Fourth Quarter-

Antigo TD— Clayton Miller 3 yard run (conversion failed); Antigo 48, Rhinelander 0

Rhinelander TD— Reese Flores 35 yard pass from Logan Freund (kick good); Antigo 48, Rhinelander 7

Team Totals

Total Plays— Antigo 51, Rhinelander 49

Total Yards— Antigo 414, Rhinelander 197

Passing Yards—Rhinelander 62, Antigo 38

Rushing Yards—Antigo 376, Rhinelander 135

First Downs— Antigo 19, Rhinelander 13

Turnovers— Lakeland 2, Antigo 1

Penalties— Antigo 5, Rhinelander 5

Penalty Yards— Antigo 48, Rhinelander 30

Individual Stats

Antigo-

Passing— Winter 2-4, 38 yds.

Rushing— Kelly 8-183, TD; Winter 6-60, 2 TD; Schmidt 8-48, 3 TD; Smith 8-32; Farmer 4-24; Stimac 2-16; Miller 3-15, TD; Krueger 4-13; Nelson 1-0

Receiving— Bolson 1-29; Schmidt 1-9

Rhinelander-

Passing— Freund 5-15, 62 yds., TD, 2 INT

Rushing— Martin 18-82; Freund 12-53; Erickson 3-0

Receiving—Flores 1-35, TD; Comer 2-16; Lieder 1-9
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