Tigers' rally falls short against Wausaukee

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Times Herald Staff

The Gillett Secondary School football team lost to visiting Wausaukee 36-28 in a Marinette and Oconto Conference game Friday in Gillett.

A pair of second-quarter touchdown runs by Gillett’s Alex Zeitler, a sophomore quarterback, tied the game at 14-14 before halftime.

“Zeitler once again played well, as the young signal caller put up another 100-yard performance, his fifth in as many games,” Gillett coach Rick Kamps said.

Zeitler finished six of 13 for 117 yards and the two rushing touchdowns for Gillett (1-4, 0-3 M&O).

Matt Peterson and Monte Noffke scored on fourth-quarter runs, but it wasn’t enough.

Wausaukee quarterback Beau DeLaet tallied three touchdowns, two passing and another on a 53-yard run, in the second half to put Wausaukee (1-3, 1-1 M&O) in control.

“Wausaukee did a good job of making plays when they had to,” Kamps said. “They were able to bust two big runs during the game from DeLaet, who may be the best athlete in the league.”

DeLaet finished 12 of 14 for 132 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also was the leading rusher, carrying it 17 times for 203 yards.

“I was proud of our kids and the resiliency they showed battling back from a 14-0 deficit,” Kamps said. “Then we were able to battle back again in the fourth quarter.”

Noffke rushed 24 times for 131 yards and a touchdown. Peterson had three catches for 36 yards.