Red Men Win Home Opener
KENOSHA, Wis. — In their first home game of the season, the Carthage College football team defended Art Keller Field with a 36-7 victory over Carroll University Saturday afternoon.
On the opening drive, the Pioneers (1-1, 0-1 CCIW) were able to drive down the field, before a 10-yard sack by Steven Shipp and Jacob Simarset up a 42-yard field goal the visitors missed. The Red Men (1-1, 1-0 CCIW) responded with a solid drive of their own, with a solid mix of passing and rushing leading to a Dana Fontenot touchdown to give them a lead they’d hold the rest of the contest.
A passing touchdown from Colton Klein to Brett Patton early in the second quarter pushed Carthage’s lead to 14, before Fontenot found the end zone for a second time with just over six minutes left in the half. Klein would call his own number on a later drive from 21 yards out, with a two-point conversion setting the board at 29-0 at halftime.
Each team would score seven in the final quarter of the game, leading to a 36-7 win for Carthage to begin their College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin schedule.
The Red Men will remain home next Saturday, September 28, hosting Washington University at noon.
Head Coach Dustin Hass
“This was a good team win, we executed in all three phases of the game. We had some great individual play by Colton Klein and Dana Fontenot on offense, and great defensive-line play all game long in the run and pass game. I’m proud of how they battled all game long to earn a good CCIW win.”
- Sophomore Dana Fontenot ran for a career-high 113 yards today, adding two scores.
- The Red Men rushed for 215 yards today, a mark they hit twice last season.
- Jacob Simar led the defensive push on the front line, posting a career-best 1.5 sacks, with 2.5 tackles for a loss.
- Carthage forced 10 punts on defense.
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