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2008 Game Reports

10/26/08 Spartans Manhandle Orioles 45-0
The Spartans 7th Grade White football team finished their season yesterday with a resounding 45-0 pasting of the Hartford Orange Orioles at Hartford Town Hall Field. Behind two early Derek Hall to Michel Frei TD passes, covering 9 and 13 yards respectively, the Spartans never looked back as they outgained Hartford 179 yards to minus 21. West's other scores came on two Hall runs (5yds. and 10yds.) a safety by Nick Moreno and Jason Diels and a long interception return by Alec Miller towards the end of the game. Leading tacklers were Diels (11), Moreno (6), Hall (5), while Alec Miller, Donavon Ferguson, Frei, Andrew Sterr and Brad Rindfleisch each chipped in with four. Kyle Bartlein and Ferguson each had fumble recoveries as well to help propel the Spartans to a 6-3 overall record for the 2008 season.
 Next game: TBD

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Alec Miller is separated from the ball.

10/4/08 Spartans Struggle Again
The Spartans 7th Grade White football struggled to replace injured FB/LB Justin Wagner and RB/LB Kolton Young yesterday as they lost 28-16 to the Germantown Blue team in Germantown. While Wagner suffered his injury against Oshkosh last week, Young broke his arm in practice on Thursday evening, which left the team terribly thin at the linebacker position heading into Saturdays game. With both injured players in attendance (Wagner was in a wheelchair), the team fought hard but came up short for the second week in a row. The Spartans scores came on a Derek Hall 5 yard run early in the second quarter and on a 25 yard Hall to Aric Miller pass just before the half. Leading tacklers were Jason Diels, Hall and Andrew Sterr.
Next game: Saturday at Hartford Orange @ 1:30PM

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Spartans and Oshkosh West captains meet for the pre-game coin flip

10/4/08 Turnovers Doom Spartans
The Spartans 7th Grade White football team turned the ball over seven times yesterday as they lost 24-0 to the undefeated Oshkosh Flyers at Oshkosh West High School. The game had an unfortunate start as the Flyers returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to gain an 8-0 advantage. Two plays later, Spartan RB/LB Justin Wagner had to leave the game after suffering a broken femur after an Oshkosh player landed on him. The team fought hard throughout the game and actually out gained the Flyers in yards from scrimmage, but every time they got into the red zone, the Spartans would turn the ball over with a fumble or an interception. After the defeat, the Spartan players awarded the game ball to Justin and also decided that each player will be wearing a #38 sticker on the front of their helmets to honor their fallen teammate.
Next game: Saturday @ Germantown Gold at 1:30PM

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Justin Wagner forces a fumble in West's 28-8 victory at Whitnall

10/4/08 Spartans win 28-8 at Whitnall
The Spartans 7th Grade White football team won their third game in a row today by the score of 28-8 over the Whitnall Navy team. West Bend opened the scoring midway through the first quarter on a 28 yard TD Run by Derek Hall. The Spartans (5-1 overall) scored again the next time they got the ball on a Hall to Michael Frei pass to the corner of the end zone from 11 yards out. Hall's PAT kick made the score 14-0. The Spartan defense stopped Whitnall on their next possession before West went on 67 yard scoring drive culminating with another Hall to Frei TD pass, this time on a 12 yarder. West managed to score once more after the break as Nick Clark made a nice run up the middle on his way to a 20 yard TD. With West up 28-0, Whitnall finally managed to get on the board after a couple long runs set them up just outside the West five yard line. The offensive leaders in the game were Hall, who rushed for 109 yards on 10 carries and he also was 10-16 passing for 95 yards and two TD's, as well as Nick Clark who rushed for 85 yards and a TD on 8 carries. On defense, Hall led the way with nine tackles followed by Justin Wagner (8), and Jason Diels (7). Donavon Ferguson also made his second interception of the season. West has a tough week ahead as they prepare to take on league leading and undefeated Oshkosh West who manhandled the Slinger Blue team today 38-8.
Next game: Saturday @ Oshkosh West at 10:30AM

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Andrew Sterr sacks the Kewaskum QB

9/28/08 Spartans beat Kewaskum 16-0
The West Bend West Spartans 7th Grade White
football team won 16-0 yesterday over the previously unbeaten Kewaskum Indians at Carl Pick Field in West Bend. West moved their season record to 3-1 behind the strong defensive play of Jason Diels, Donavon Ferguson and Justin Wagner. Ferguson also had a touchdown catch from QB Derek Hall to help lead the offense. Nick Clark scored the other TD on a short run. Kewaskum (3-1) scored late in the game on a 95 yard pass play, but the play was nullified with an illegal procedure penalty and West maintained control the rest of the way.
Next game: Saturday @ Whitnall Navy at 1PM

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The entire Spartan defense shuts down the Slinger running game

9/20/08 Spartans rebound with 30-16 Win
The West Bend West Spartans 7th Grade White football team came back after last weeks crushing defeat against Lake Country by defeating the Slinger Blue team 30-16 at Bruhy Field in West Bend. Justin Wagner led the defense with seven tackles and an interception. Alec Miller and Michael Frei also had interceptions for the Spartans. Brad Rindfleisch, Jason Diels, Jon Goetz, Tommy Elsinger and Andrew Sterr led the offense with outstanding blocking throughout the game. 
Next game: Saturday vs. Kewaskum @ 10:30AM (Pick Field-WBHS)

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Michael Frei (6) about to make one of his seven catches against Lake Country

9/13/08 Spartans get roughed up by Lake Country
The West Bend West Spartans 7th Grade White football team suffered a tough 26-6 defeat at the hands of the Lake Country Black team today at Harvey Bruhy Field in West Bend. The visiting team was fired up and had plenty of size to go along with their great team speed. West's defense was led by Jason Diels, who had 12 tackles. Michael Frei was the offensive leader as he had seven receptions for 90 yards and a TD in the losing effort. The Spartans look to get back on track next week as they host the Slinger Blue team.
Next game: Saturday vs. Slinger Blue @ 12PM (Bruhy Field)

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Derek Hall heads to paydirt behind the blocking of Donavon Ferguson and Nick Clark

9/6/08 Spartans open AAYFL Season with win 
The West Bend West Spartans 7th Grade White football team defeated the Slinger (Red)Owls today 30-12 in Slinger. The win gives the Spartans a 2-0 record in 2008, after they beat Random Lake 42-0 in a non-league game last week. The Spartans defense played tough against the Owls as they only gave up one score late in the game. Leading the way were Christian Madrinich (8 tackles), Donavon Ferguson (7 tackles), Justin Wagner (7 tackles) and Derek Hall (7 tackles, interception). Slingers other score came on a kickoff return. Although the Spartans struggled a little bit in their passing game, they were able to run  the ball with ease as the Spartans QB Hall was the leading rusher with 12 carries for 126 yards and three TD's. West did manage to get one TD through the air as well when Ferguson hauled in a 12 yard pass from Hall. Michael Frei also had a big catch to set up another score just before halftime. West (2-0) now looks to avenge last year's heart-breaking 19-6 loss to Lake Country's Black team next week.
 Next game: Saturday vs. Lake Country Black @ 3PM (Bruhy Field)

2007 Game Reports
(6th Grade)

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QB Derek Hall runs behind the blocking of Ziarkowski, Diels, Goetz, Rindfleisch and Sterr

10/29/07 Spartans Win - End Season 6-2 
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue football team defeated Thiensville-Mequon last Saturday by a score of 32-7 to finish the season with a 6-2 record. The Spartans ended the season on a high note after suffering two tough losses to the Lake Country (Arrowhead) program in the previous two weeks. West started off the scoring in the first quarter on a Derek Hall 1 yard QB sneak. The score was set up with a nice 23 yard pass play from Hall to Split End Andrew Duening. Hall scored again early in the second quarter (this time on a 6 yard QB counter) and the Spartans never looked back. With 42 seconds left in the half, Aric Miller got open in the left corner of the end zone and Hall hit him in stride to make the score 24-0 at the half. West's other score came on a nice 6 yard run by Justin Wagner. On defense the Spartans held Thiensville-Mequon (5-3) to 99 yards for the game with most of the yardage coming on two long runs. Defensive standouts were ; Wagner and Hall (each with 7 tackles) and Alec Miller who had five tackles.  "Spartan of the  Week" honors went to Nick Clark who did a wonderful job blocking on several long gainers. He also was credited with one tackle on defense and rushed three times for 16 yards.
Next game: 2008 AAYFL Opener. 

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RB Aric Miller tries to get the corner against the Lake Country Black team

10/22/07 Spartans lose again
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue football team traveled again to Hartland Arrowhead High School last Saturday to play the Lake Country Black team and ended up losing for the second week in a row by a score of 19-6 . West (5-2) had trouble securing the ball in the second quarter as they fumbled four times. Each time the Spartans seemed to start moving the ball, they would end up turning it over. The tough Lake Country offense took full advantage of these miscues and quickly scored two touchdowns to go ahead 12-0 at the half. The play of the game was a 45 yard fumble recovery and TD return by Aric Miller. Aric's brother Alec caused the fumble when he hit the Chiefs ballcarrier from the side and Aric immediately scooped up the ball and took it to the house behind the fine blocking of several of his teammates. Other standout defenders were, Jason Diels (10 tackles-3 for loss), Derek Hall (10 tackles-5 for loss, forced fumble, blocked kick), Devin Ziarkowski (7 tackles-3 for loss), Justin Wagner (6 tackles), Jon Goetz (5 tackles) and Kyle Cannon (4 tackles). Andrew Duening had another strong showing on offense gathering in three catches for 59 yards. "Spartan of the  Week" honors went to Aric Miller who along with his touchdown return had five tackles on defense and rushed two times for 12 yards. Next game: Saturday at Thiensville-Mequon White (5-2) at 1:30PM.

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The captains just before the coin flip

10/14/07 Spartans lose 25-8 to Lake Country Red
 
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue football team lost for the first time on Saturday when they traveled to Hartland Arrowhead High School to play the Lake Country Red Chiefs (4-2) and ended up on the short end of a 25-8 score. After the Chiefs scored on their first drive, West (5-1) came back and drove 63 yards to score on a Derek Hall to Aric Miller 14 yard pass. Hall's PAT kick gave the visitors an 8-6 lead heading into the middle of the second quarter. After Lake Country scored the go-ahead touchdown a short while later, the Spartans were faced with a 4th and 8 on their own 45 yard line. The Chiefs forced an incompletion and then  with no time on the clock managed to score on a long pass play to make the score 18-6 as the teams went into halftime. West was able to move the ball late in the second half, but the Chiefs tackled Justin Wagner just inches short of a first down at the Chiefs ten yard line to seal the victory. Defensively for the Spartans, Hall led the way with 11 tackles, followed by Kolton Young, Jason Diels and Wagner (each with 6 tackles), Jon Goetz (5 tackles) and Aric Miller (2 tackles). "Spartan of the  Week" honors went to Hall who along with his 11 tackles also rushed for 83yards and passed for 61yards.    
Next game: Saturday vs. Lake Country Black (4-2) @ Hartland Arrowhead High School at 4:30PM.

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Andrew Duening scores on a 23 yard pass from Derek Hall in a 36-6 win vs. Oconomowoc Purple

10/7/07 Spartans win 36-6 over Cooney 
 
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue football team had a brief scare early in the game yesterday but eventually managed to take control on their way to a 36-6 victory over the Oconomowoc Purple (3-2) team at Harvey Bruhy Field in West Bend. West (5-0) did start out strong on their first offensive possession, going 65 yards in 5 plays with the eventual TD scored by Derek Hall on a 5 yard run. A short while later, Oconomowoc startled them a little as they marched 50 yards deep into West territory on their first possession. From that point forward the aggressive Spartan defense was able to shut down Cooneys strong passing game, giving the offense the chance to extend their lead. The second time West got the ball, speedy running back Alec Miller took the ball on a counter play and raced 88 yards to paydirt. After Hall's second PAT the home team was leading 16-0. The Spartans were able to score two more times before the half on TD passes from Hall to Andrew Duening and Alec Miller covering 23 and 5 yards respectively. With West up 28-0 early in the third quarter, Hall finished off West's scoring with a 21 yard run down the left sideline to put his team up 36-0. Cooney managed to mount a nice touchdown drive late in the game to avoid the shutout. Standing out in the game defensively were Jon Goetz and Justin Wagner (both with 8 tackles), Kyle Cannon (7 tackles), Jason Diels (6 tackles), Aric Miller (5 tackles,interception), Nick Moreno (4 tackles,sack), Christian Madrinich and Kyle Bartlein (each with 3 tackles) and Jared Schmitt (fumble recovery). Because of his all-around play, Alec Miller has been named Spartan of the week. Along with his 88 yard TD run and 5 yard TD catch, Alec also had three tackles and an interception on defense. Great job Alec!   
Next game: Saturday vs. Lake Country Red (3-2) @ Hartland Arrowhead High School at 4PM.

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Alec Miller eludes Hartford defenders on his way to a 10 yard touchdown in a 38-6 win

9/30/07 Spartans beat Hartford 38-6
 
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue team (4-0) traveled to Hartford yesterday and dominated the Hartford Black team (0-4) by a score of 38-6. West's defense came to play again holding the strong Oriole rushing attack to one score behind the efforts of Jason Diels (10 tackles), Hall (8 tackles-6 for loss, 1 sack), Justin Wagner (6 tackles), Alec Miller (4 tackles) and Nick Clark (3 tackles).West's touchdowns came on a Hall to Andrew Duening of 7 yards), a 10 yard run by Alec Miller, a 65 yard reverse pass from Duening to Hall, a 30 yard run by Hall and another 11 yard run by Alec Miller. The Spartans were also able to convert 4-5 PAT kicks in the game. Receiving 'Spartan of the Week' honors was WR/LB Andrew Duening who had a great week of practice and came through with several fine plays in the game.   
Next game: Saturday vs. Oconomowoc Purple (Bruhy Field) at 12PM.

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Aric Miller catches a punt on his way to a 30 yard Touchdown against East

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Derek Hall stiff arms an East opponent on his way to a 20 yard TD

 
9/24/07 West Blue Manhandles East 40-0
The Spartans 6th Grade Blue team hosted West Bend East on Saturday and pummeled the visitors 40-0 behind three first quarter touchdowns and another powerful defensive showing by the entire team. Unlike last week, the Spartans started out quickly on a 64 yard Touchdown run by Derek Hall on the second play of the game. Hall's successful PAT kick made the score 8-0. After a three and out by the West 'D', Hall promptly hit speedy Split End Andrew Duening in stride for a 27 yard TD. A short while later, Hall took another run to the house, this time from 20 yards out to make the score 22-0 at the end of the first quarter. Strong defensive play by Justin Wagner, Jon Goetz, Brad Rindfleisch, Nick Moreno and Jimmy Frasheski forced the Suns into punt formation and after the ensuing long snap sailed over the East Punters head for a safety, West was up 24-0 with a few minutes left in the half. After another West stop, East punted to Aric Miller who took it all the way to paydirt from 30 yards out and the Spartans went into the half with a 32-0 lead that they would not relinquish. The only other score of the game game early in the 4th quarter when backup QB Jake Duening ran a counter play in from eight yards out and after another Hall PAT, West was up by the eventual game ending score of 40-0. For the game West held East to -48 yards as they were led defensively in the second half by Devin Baun, Nick Clark, Christian Madrinich, Kyle Bartlein, Andrew Sterr, George Albrent and Grant Zweig. Garnering the coveted 'Spartan of the Week' honor was FB/LB Justin Wagner. Justin has pushed himself and his teammates all season to be the best they can be and also did a tremendous job blocking and tackling in the East game. Congratulations Justin! 
Next game: Saturday at Hartford Black (Hartford Town Hall) at 12PM.

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Spartan DT's Jon Goetz (65) and Jason Diels (66) pressure Slinger's QB in a 34-6 win on the road

9/16/07 West Blue defeats Slinger 34-6
The Spartans 6th Grade Blue team traveled to Slinger yesterday and hiked their record to 2-0 after crushing the Owls 34-6. After a somewhat slow start the offense moved the ball into Owl territory late in the first quarter before Derek Hall hit Andrew Duening on a fade for a 42 yard touchdown. Midway through the second quarter, Hall scored on an 18 yard option play and after another botched extra point attempt, the Spartans were up 12-0.  
 
The West defense again played extemely tough, giving up under 80 yards for the second week in a row and surrendering only one score. Spartan of the Week, Jason Diels  and Hall led the way as Diels had six tackles and one QB sack, and Hall ended up with 11 tackles (5 for loss) three sacks, one forced fumble and an interception. Justin Wagner, Aric Miller, Kolton Young, Jon Goetz and Nick Moreno each played strong defense and Jimmy Frasheski made a real nice fumble recovery in the second half. One offense, new left tackle Devin Ziarkowski did a solid job along with Andrew Sterr (RT), Brad Rindfleisch (RG), Goetz (C) and Diels (LG). The other Spartan scores came on another Hall to Andrew Duening pass (10 yds.), a Hall run (2 yds.) and a nice powerful 31 yard burst by Fullback Nick Clark.  
Next Game: West hosts East Saturday at Carl Pick Memorial Field (WBHS) at 4PM.

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West QB Derek Hall set to pitch to RB Kolton Young (11) in a 52-7 victory over Cudahy at Bruhy Field

9/9/07 West Blue wins Opener 52-7
The West Bend West Spartans 6th Grade Blue team won it's opening game of the 2007 season against the Cudahy Bulldogs yesterday at Harvey Bruhy Field in West Bend. West scored twice in the 1st quarter on two TD passes (20 and 6 yards) from QB Derek Hall to Andrew Duening.  Hall kicked both PAT's and the Spartans were up 16-0. The score stayed the same until the last play of the half when Hall hit a wide-open Aric Miller in the left corner of the end-zone and after another Hall PAT, the the teams went into the locker room with a score of 32-0. 
 
The West defense was unbelievable, yielding  only 33 yards to the Bulldogs the entire day behind the efforts of Jon Goetz (Spartan of the Week), Brad Rindfleisch , Justin Wagner and Aric Miller who each had 4 tackles in the game. Jason Diels and Alec Miller also made a strong showing with three tackles a piece. In the second half, West scored four more times before Cudahy got on the board late on a kickoff return touchdown. Scoring for West were Andrew Duening, on another TD pass from Hall (31 yards), Nick Clark (1 yard run), Hall (27 yd run) and Kolton Young (18 yard run while breaking several tackles). As mentioned earlier Jon Goetz was chosen 'Spartan Player of the Week' after leading by example with his hard work in practice and his excellent blocking and tackling in the game.
Next Game: West travels to Slinger next Saturday to face the Owls at 4PM.

 
2006 Game Reports
(5th Grade)

10/28/06 West beats Whitnall 20-7
The Spartan 5th graders traveled to Whitnall today and came away with a 20-7 win behind a strong running game and solid defense. The visiting team got on the board first late in the second quarter when Kyle Krier bulled his way in on a 5 yard TD run. Derek Hall then threw a perfect pass to the waiting arms of Alex Haese to put West up 7-0.
 
The Spartan 'D' then took over and shut down the Whitnall offense using key tackles by Jon Goetz, Devin Ziarkowski, Jake Thomas, Alec Miller, Nathan Boldt and Devon Rubisch. Late in the 2nd quarter, West scored again on a beautifully executed counter play to Justin Wagner from 44 yards out. Hall ran in the extra point to give West a 14-0 lead at the half. There was no scoring in the third quarter as both teams battled the 40 mile an hour wind conditions. On the first play of the 4th quarter, Jake Duening took a broken play to the house on a 21 yard run to put the Spartans up 20-0. The only Whitnall score of the day came a couple of drives later on a 35 yard run. The West defense then took advantage of some impressive tackling by Jake Okane, Aric Miller, Mark Schaefer,Robbie Albinger, Jimmy Frasheski and Andrew Riehl to take care of business the rest of the way and give our boys a 20-7 win in the last game of the 2006 season.
 
 
10/21/06 Spartans struggle,tie Central 0-0!
The West Bend West Spartans edged the Brookfield Central Blue team in total yardage 136-120, but were unable to score after getting inside the Central 5 yard-line on two different occasions. The Spartans had a chance late in the game, but Derek Hall and Justin Wagner were unable to connect on a 4th down pass from the Central five yard line. Leading tacklers for West were Kolton Young and Hall, with nine, Jon Goetz and Aric Miller with six while Jake Thomas and Wagner each had four. Jake Okane ended up recording a sack while Young had an interception and Wagner recovered Central's only fumble. West concludes it's season Saturday at 9AM on the road at Whitnall.
 
10/14/06 Spartans Move Record to 4-1-1!
The West Spartans beat the Cudahy Bulldogs 39-12 today at Bruhy Field in West Bend. West also outgained the Bulldogs in total yards 337-39 to take their season record to 4-1-1. The strong blocking of West offensive linemen Bryce Schmidt, Brad Rindfleisch, Andrew Riehl, Jon Goetz and Jake Endlich allowed Derek Hall to rush for 90 yards and three touchdowns. The team also totaled another 124 yards in passing for another score. The most exciting play of the season was made in the second quarter when WR Kolton Young took a reverse from RB Justin Wagner and made a beautiful pass to the QB, Hall who had pitched the ball to Wagner and then proceeded to run down the right sideline to get wide open. The play netted 42 yards and took the Spartans down to the Cudahy 15 yard line with Jake Duening eventually scoring on a three yard run to put Spartans up 20-0. Devon Rubisch also scored on a 7 yard run in the 4th quarter for his first TD as a Spartan. The defense was again over-powering and was led by Jon Goetz (9 tackles), Jake Thomas (7 tackles-4 for loss, 1 sack) and Young (5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery). For the season, West has only allowed an average of five points and 85 yards a game.
 
 
10/7/06 Spartans pound East 24-0!
West's 5th Grade football team rolled up 280 yards of offense while giving up only 72 to their soon to be cross-hall rivals, the West Bend East Suns in a 24-0 victory this past Saturday at Pick Field (West Bend High School). East returned the opening kickoff to the Spartan two yard line when Jake Duening made a great diving tackle before the East player could cross the goal line. The tough West defense then managed to hold the Suns from scoring on four consecutive plays. The Spartans then marched the ball 98 yards on runs run Kyle Krier, Derek Hall, Justin Wagner and Jake Duening with Wagner finally scoring on a counter from 28 yards out. Alex Haese also had a nice 26 yard reception from Hall to keep the drive alive just before the touchdown. Hall later scored on runs of 1 and 54 yards and also passed to Andrew Duening for another score from 54 yards out. Defensively, the Spartans were led by Wagner and Jon Goetz, who each had 5 tackles. West (3-1-1) looks to extend their winning streak at home next Saturday against a tough Cudahy team. Game time is approximately 1:30PM. 
 
9/30/06 Young Spartans down Rams 14-0!
The West Spartan football team rebounded from a tough loss at Oconomowoc the previous week by playing dominating defense in defeating Random Lake 14-0 at Harvey Bruhy Field last Saturday. The Spartan's  stifling defense held the Rams to minus 6 yards of total offense for the game. Leading tacklers for the Spartans were Jon Goetz (5 tackles), Jimmy Frasheski (4 tackles, 1 sack) and Jake Thomas (3 tackles). Derek Hall also came up with a nice interception just before halftime. West's TD's were scored by Jake and Andrew Duening, on a 9 yard run and a 25 yard pass reception from Derek Hall respectively. Hall also passed to Jake Duening and Justin Wagner for one PAT each. The team is looking forward to taking on cross town rival West Bend East next Saturday on Pick Field at 1PM. It's East/West week for all levels and the varsity is looking to clinch a WIAA playoff berth with a win. They also can tie the school record for wins with six. The last time they had six wins was 1982. We hope to see you there. 
9/23/06 Cooney Edges Spartans 14-7!
The West Spartans suffered their first loss of the season today to the undefeated Oconomowoc Purple squad 14-7. Unfortunately, West had several long plays called back on questionable calls from officials that would have made the game much more interesting. With the young Spartans down 14-0 at the end of the third quarter, Derek Hall hit WR Andrew Duening on a post route for a 56 yard TD. After a Hall to Jake Duening pass for extra point, West was down 14-7 at the start of the 4th quarter. The Spartans (1-1-1) then had a chance to tie the score after recovering a fumble late in the game, but the Coons turned them back to move their record to 3-0. Kyle Krier and Justin Wagner also came through with some nice plays on offense and on defense, the team was led by Devin Ziarkowski (8 tackles), Kolton Young and Hall (each with 5 tackles), Jake Thomas (4 tackles and 1 sack) and Bryce Schmidt (3 tackles). Nathan Boldt, Aric Miller and Austin Wolford also played well in the defensive secondary. The team returns to more friendly confines this week as it hosts the RandomLake Rams Saturday at 1:30PM.
 
 
9/16/06 Spartans Win!
The Spartan 5th Graders were victorious today, defeating the Lake Country Black team 12-0 at Arrowhead Stadium. It was another strong defensive effort, led by James Frasheski, Jake Thomas, Kolton Young, Nathan Boldt, Derek Hall, Kyle Krier, Ryan Morrison and Trent Woeckner, that really set the tone. Andrew Duening scored the first passing TD of the season for the Spartans on a 19 strike from Hall in the 1st quarter. The other score came in the 4th quarter when Kyle Krier made a nice interception and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. Woeckner also had an interception to stop Lake Country on the last play of the game. The Spartans travel to Oconomowoc this week to play the Cooney.
 
9/9/06 Spartans Tie in Opener
The West Bend West Spartans 5th Grade football team opened the 2006 season with a 6-6 tie today against an athletic Mukwonago Gold squad. Behind the strong blocking of Abdrew Riehl, Jon Goetz, Brad Rindfieish, Chandler Peterson and Bryce Schmidt, Derek Hall was able to pound it in for a 4 yard TD to give the Spartans a 6-0 lead late in the second quarter. The Spartan defense held their opponent to negative yards until late in the 4th quarter when Mukwonago was able to pass the ball to their tight end who took it in stride and race 96 yards to paydirt with 34 seconds to go in the game. The score came just after West was trying to seal the victory on Mukwonago's one yard line as they were in a second and goal situation when Hall and FB Jake Duening had a miscommunication in the backfield and the resulting fumble handed the ball back to Mukwonago with under a minute left. The late score ruined what was otherwise a superior defensive effort by the Spartans. Mukwonago in fact, did not have even one positive yard of offense prior to the long pass. One bright spot for the home team was Andrew Duening who made a nice catch for a 22 yard reception in the second quarter. Defensively the Spartans were led by Hall, Nathan Boldt, Goetz, Austyn Wolford, Aric Miller and Alec Miller. The Spartans look to get their first win next week as they travel to Hartland to play a tough Lake Country Black team. The LC Black team defeated the Brookfield East Navy team 19-0 last week.