Comets score 38 unanswered to beat Elks

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Gazette staff
September 4, 2015

Delavan-Darien's offense came alive in a big way in the second half Friday night.

After getting shut out in the first half, the Comets scored 38 straight points on the way to a 38-15 victory over host Elkhorn in a Southern Lakes Conference opener.

Elkhorn's Konnor Mohr scored twice to give the Elks a 15-0 lead in the third quarter, but the Comets turned up the heat from there.

They scored 22 points in the third quarter, all of them from junior quarterback Jake Benzing. He ran for two scores and threw another to Seth Kirsch, and the Comets took the lead.

They added a field goal and two more touchdowns—both by running back Fabian Shipman—in the fourth.


Delavan-Darien 0 0 22 16—38

Elkhorn 0 8 7 0—15

Scoring: E—Konnor Mohr 11 pass from Dylan Peterson (Ryan Shilts run). E—Mohr 47 run (William Pyle kick). DD—Jake Benzing 2 run (Benzing run). DD—Seth Kirsch 6 pass from Benzing (kick failed). DD—Benzing 13 run (kick). DD—22 field goal. DD—Fabian Shipman 62 run (kick blocked). DD—Shipman 3 run (kick).

Statistics: First downs—DD 20, E 13. Rushing—DD 137, E 209. Yards passing—DD 272, E 293. Passes—DD 32-17-0, E 12-4-3. Fumbles—DD 0-0, E 1-1. Penalties—DD 5-70, E 5-50.

• Badger 28, Burlington 27—Tyler VanDeVelde rushing for 175 of the Badgers' 345 yards on the ground as they came from behind to earn the home victory to open SLC play.

Badger trailed 27-21 entering the final quarter.

Quarterback Isaac Ziervogel threw for one touchdown and ran in the game-tying scored from 18 yards out with 5:52 remaining. The extra point gave the Badgers the victory.

Burlington quarterback Cal Tully threw for three touchdowns.


Burlington 7 7 13 0—27

Badger 0 7 14 7—28

Scoring: Bu—Nick Klug 57 pass from Cal Tully (Lance Otter kick). Ba—Mason DuMez 55 run (#31 kick). Bu—Klug 71 pass from Tully (Otter kick). Ba—Tyler Love 70 pass from Isaac Ziervogel (#31 kick). Bu—Dale Damon 4 pass from Tully (Otter kick). Ba—Tyler VanDeVelde 66 run (#31 kick). Bu—Erik Viel 74 kickoff return (kick failed). Ba—Ziervogel 18 run (#31 kick).

Statistics: First downs—Bu 11, Ba 16. Rushing—Bu 56, Ba 345. Yards passing—Bu 276, Ba 78. Passes—Bu 32-17-1, Ba 8-3-0. Fumbles—Bu 0-0, Ba 2-2. Penalties—Bu 7-70, Ba 6-45.

• Waterford 24, Wilmot 17 (OT)—Anthony Miller scored on a 3-yard run in overtime to give the Wolverines a win in their Southern Lakes opener. Dylan Ross caught two touchdown passes for Waterford in regulation, including one near the end of the fourth quarter to force overtime.

• Union Grove 43, Westosha 33—The Broncos remained undefeated with the home victory.

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