Brandon-Evansville had been rolling through its last three football games. With a chance to go 4-1 before a rematch of the Section 4-9 man title game against Hancock, the Chargers slipped up against Wheaton-Herman-Norcross.
The Warriors (2-3) scored three consecutive touchdowns late in the game to knock off the Chargers 40-20 on Friday night. After Kobe Reiland’s 560-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schaffran out B-E up 20-19, it was all WHN.
Three short-yard rushing touchdowns out the Chargers away. However, the Reiland-Schaffran connection was working all night. Midway through the second quarter, Reliand found Schaffran on a 24-yard touchdown pass.
Cade Carlson returned to the lineup after suffering an injury last week and scored with 30 seconds left in the first quarter to give B-E an 8-0 lead.
B-E gave up 411 yards of total offense on Friday, including 193 yards through the air. The Warriors went 17-for-29 passing with zero interceptions.
“Hats off to Wheaton,” B-E head coach Tim Pattrin said. “They played a tough physical game and we did not. We have to come together as a team this week, and get ready for a tough Hancock team.”
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 8 6 6 0 - 20
WHEATON-HERMAN-NORCROSS 0 16 8 16 - 40
SCORING- FIRST QUARTER- B-E- Cade Carlson 1-yard rushing TD. Carlson two-point conversion good. 0:30; SECOND QUARTER- WHN- 17-yard touchdown run, two-point conversion good. 10:00; B-E- Kobe Reiland pass to Kyle Schaffran 24-yard TD, two-point conversion no good. 7:30; WHN- 6-yard touchdown run, two-point conversion good. 0:12; THIRD QUARTER- B-E Reiland pass to Schaffran 61-yard TD, two-point conversion no good. 8:00’; WHN- 5-yard TD run, two-point conversion good. 5:30; FOURTH QUARTER- WHN- 3-yard TD run, WHN- 10-yard TD run, two-point conversion good. 1:45;
TEAM TOTALS- B-E- 312 total offense 60 plays, 114 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 198 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 3 penalties for 25 yards, 1 fumbles, 17 first downs, 4-13 third down, 3-4 fourth down; WHN- 411 total offense, 79 plays, 193 passing yards, 218 rushing yards, 3 rushing yards, 0 turnovers, 29 first downs, 11-18 third down, 2-5 fourth down;
B-E- PASSING- Kobe Reiland- 4-15, 114 yards, 2 TD; RUSHING- Cade Carlson 30 carries, 139 yards, 1 TD; Rylan Yeats 2 carries, 38 yards; Tyler Bitzan 5 carries, 29 years; Desmond White 2 carries, 3 yards; Logan Haburn 2 carries; Kyler Sletto 1 carry; Reiland 3 carries, -11 yards; RECEIVING- Kyle Schaffran 4 catches, 114 yards, 2 TD; DEFENSE- Carlson 9.5 tackles, 1 TFL; Bitzan 7 tackles; John Roers 6.5 tackles, 1.5 TFL; Mike Cochran 6.5 tackles, 1.5 TFL; Nathan Baumann 4.5 tackles; Schaffran 3.5 tackles; Reiland 3.5 tackles; Hunter Koep 3.5 tackles; Haburn 3.5 tackles; Titus Fuller 2 tackles; Ben Seifert 2 tackles; Sully Wales 1.5 tackles; Aaron Gillespie 1 tackle; Ethan Allen 1 tackle; Dylan Tracy 1 tackle; White 0.5 tackle