West de Pere beat Seymour twice last year, including once in the playoffs, but going into this contest at 4-1, Seymour has already matched its win total from a year ago.
On the opening drive, the Phantoms pounded the running game with both quarterback Joshua Blount and running back David VanderLogt, both sophomores. VanderLogt scored the first touchdown for a 7-0 advantage.
First pass of the game didn’t come until late first quarter but it was a big one: Blount connected with 6-foot-6, 255-pound, junior tight end Bill Wyatt for 31 yards.
West De Pere capitalized on the drive with a one-yard sneak from Blount for a 14-0 lead.
In the second, VanderLogt looked like a wizard as he escaped a pile, to go 60 yards for another rushing touchdown, making it 24-0, Phantoms, at the half.
But in the third quarter, West De Pere didn't let off the gas pedal, ultimately routing Seymour with a final score of 45-0.
The Phantoms match up next Friday against another undefeated squad, Menasha.
"Three good football teams the last few weeks and we've come away with victories on all of them," said Phantoms head coach Jack Batten. "You know, Menasha's probably going to be the best of the bunch, so we're excited to get after them and we'll see what happens next Friday night."
"It's fun. It's going to be tough," Phantoms QB Joshua Blount said of Menasha. "They're a good team, they're quick, they're physical, but I think we've them. We can handle it. We can handle it. We're going to work hard this week."