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Newman Catholic Wins 8-Player Football Title

Monday, November 15th, 2021 -- 9:10 AM


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – Newman Catholic (12-0) scored 35 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-6 victory over Luck (10-2) in the 2021 State 8-Player Football Championship game Saturday at South Wood County Stadium.

In a rematch of the 2019 title game between two teams nicknamed the Cardinals, Newman Catholic avenged its 42-27 loss in dominant fashion, outgaining Luck, which was missing its leading offensive threat with an injury, 371-81 in total offense and possessing a 22-4 margin in first downs for the game.

Newman Catholic quarterback Conner Krach led all rushers with 128 yards on 12 carries, and he completed 11-of-15 passes for 131 yards.

Defensively, Newman Catholic allowed Luck only 2.5 yards per play in the game.

Conner Zvoboda accounted for 71 of the Luck’s 87 yards on 14 rushes and one touchdown. He only attempted one pass in the game, which fell incomplete. The Luck offense was derailed by eight fumbles in the game, two resulting in turnovers.

Newman Catholic wins its first championship in the Cardinals second championship game appearance. Luck has appeared in all three 8-player championship games, winning the title in 2019 and finishing runner-up in 2018 and again this year.

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