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.
“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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