The Menomonee Falls Indians on Friday were looking to bounce back from a tough opening night loss to Oak Creek. Unfortunately for the Wauwatosa East Red Raiders, they were next on Indians’ schedule.
The Indians did all the heavy lifting in the first half and logged big play after big play to take a 49-0 lead before halftime at Schumann Stadium. The continuous clock rule was in effect for the second half, and Falls ended the game with the same score.
The Indians (0-1, 0-0 Greater Metro) ran into a staunchy Knights defense, penalties, and turnovers cost the team a win last week. Tosa East (1-0, 0-0 Greater Metro) had come off a 27-21 victory over Delavan-Darien last week. Friday's game is the conference opener for both teams.
The Indians (1-1, 1-0 Greater Metro) notched their first win in the conference, and evened their record. They’ll hit the road next week to take on Brookfield East in another conference matchup. The Red Raiders (1-1, 0-1 Greater Metro) will host West Allis Central Friday.
Check the game blog for scoring plays from Friday.
Q1, 12:00: Kickoff! Falls kicks off to Tosa East to start the game. The Red Raiders will start at their own 25 yard line.
Q1, 10:20: Red Raiders go three-and-out and punt on their first drive. Falls will take over at their own 28 yard line after a miminal return.
Q1, 10:08: Touchdown! Cole Hernikl takes a hand off and explodes for a 72-yard touchdown run on its first play from scrimmage. Extra point is good. Falls 7 - Red Raiders 0
Q1, 8:08: Turnover! Tosa East's Alex Walker fumbles after a 9-yard reception. Falls recovers and begins a drive on its own 31.
Q1, 6:53: Touchdown! Justin Johnson scores on a 59-yard touchdown reception from Adam Vechart. Extra point is good. Falls 14 - Tosa East 0
Q1, 5:21: Red Raiders go three-and-out, Falls returns punt and will begin at their own 45-yard line.
Q1, 2:03: Falls putting together a drive. They have the ball at the Red Raiders 30.
Q1, 0:21: Touchdown! Adam Vechart connects with Justin Johnson who makes a leaping grab for a 20-yard touchdown. Extra Point is good. Falls 21 - Tosa East 0
End of Q1: Falls setting the pace with a 21-0 lead.
Q2, 10:54: Touchdown! Jason Precia scores a touchdown on a 17-yard sweep. Extra point is good. Falls 28 - Tosa East 0
Q2, 8:35: Red Raiders quarterback Christian Tolbert connects with Kyle Vnuk for a 50-yard reception.
Q2, 7:30: Turnover! Falls' Cameron Green intercepts a pass from Christian Tolbert.
Q2, 7:00: Touchdown! Jason Precia scores on a 70-yard touchdown run. Falls. Extra point is good. Falls 35 - Tosa East 0.
Q2, 4:12: Touchdown! Chrstian Almonte scores a touchdown on a 57-yard run. Extra point is good. Falls 42 - Tosa East 0.
Q2, 0:29: Touchdown! Chrsitian Almonte scores on a 74-yard rush. Extra point is good. Falls 49 - Tosa East 0 HALFTIME
Q3, 12:00: Opening kick of the half was returned by Christian Almonte for a touchdown, but it was called back because of a Falls penalty. Continuous clock this half.
Q4, 3:58: Tosa East is driving, looking to get on the board before getting on the bus to head back home. They have the ball at the Indians 37.
Q4, 0:08: Tosa East calls timeout will take one last shot at the end zone.
Q4, 0:00: Turnover! Falls' Jude Amarasinghe intercepts the pass in the end zone. Kneels down to end the game.