Cards Edge Polar Bears

The Fond du Lac
football team held on to beat Hortonville 28-26 on Friday night at Fruth
Memorial Field to grab sole possession of 2nd place in the VFA-South.  Fondy trailed 14-7 with 2:06 left in the
first half, but Justin Maratik scored from one yard out to even the game at
14-14.   Just a few seconds later, Jake
Walgenbach’s league leading 7th interception set up a 22 yard TD
catch from Jack Nejedlo to Brian Luteyn with :18 seconds left until the break
giving Fondy the 21-14 lead..  Nejedlo
scored from 10 yards out extending Fond
du Lac
’s lead to 28-14 with 5:50 left in the 3rd
quarter.  Hortonville’s Mitch Gerhartz
answered with a 3 yard run with 1:32 left in the 3rd quarter but the
extra point was blocked leaving Fondy with a 28-20 lead.  Hortonville made it a pacemaker finish though
as Braden Stoeger hits Kyle Witthuhn on a 12 yard TD pass on 4th
down to pull within two.  The 2-point
conversion fell incomplete and Fondy escaped with the win. Justin Maratik
finished with 159 yards and 2 TDs.  Jack
Nejedlo added 127 yards and a TD on the ground. 
Fondy (7-1, 5-1) will wrap up the regular season on Thursday night when
they head to Wisconsin Rapids.  You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.  Coverage begins at 6:30pm with the Tim Cruz
Agency Kickoff Show. The game starts at 7pm on KFIZ and


here to listen to a podcast of the KFIZ Radio Call


here to listen to post game comments from Fondy coach Mike Gnewuch


here to watch Fondy football team sing the school song with student section
after the win.