HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Ashwaubenon at Southwest
8:02 PM, Oct 22, 2016
8:02 PM, Oct 22, 2016
The first time these two teams met earlier this season they broke FRCC records for most points scored in a game with over 120 combined points. Coming into the game both teams had put an extra emphasis on defense so that this time around it wasn't another shootout. Southwest entered the game with the top rusher in the conference in Josh Komis and Ashwaubenon came into the game with a top passing game, so both defenses had plenty of game planning to do in preparing for this playoff matchup.
The Jaguars got out to an early 7-0 lead in the clsoing minute of the 1st quarter, but Southwest responded with a 46 yard touchdown run by Josh Komis in the 2nd quarter. On Ashwaubenon's next drive the offense stalled out near the red zone and tested the leg of their kicker with a 44 yard field goal that had plenty of distance to make it through to bring the score to 10-6 Ashwaubenon.
Komis ran hard all night but on Southwest's next possession he had a 50 yard run that set up the offense in the red zone. Josh Komis got the ball again and pounded his way into the end zone for his second touchdown run of the night. Ashwaubenon couldn't do anything with the ball on offense as the 2nd quarter was coming to a close and Southwest got the ball back right before the first half was done. With 2.7 seconds left and the ball on Ashwaubenon's 17 yard line, Southwest's quarterback got the snap and scrambled all the way to the corner of the end zone and dove over the pylon for another Trojan touchdown making the score 20-10 at the end of the first half.
It wasn't until half way through the 3rd quarter that the Trojan's offense found the end zone again. Once again Josh Komis ran it in for a touchdown, taking the direct snap from the 4 yard line and running it in for his third and final touchdown of the night. To begin the 4th quarter Southwest's quarterback was able to find the end zone for his second time of the night on the ground in a 14 yard scramble. Ashwaubenon wasn't able to find any production in the entire 2nd half to keep up with Josh Komis and the Southwest Trojans as their season ended on Friday night. Southwest will continue their playoff run next week against Menominee.