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Friday’s outing turned into an endurance test that Burlington passed in a 20-17 victory at Salem Westosha Central’s expense in a Wisconsin high school football matchup.
“I thought our defense did an outstanding the entire game,” Burlington head coach Eric Sulik said. “We kept their running back (Jakob Simmons) in check the whole entire game except the big run that he had in the fourth quarter.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Burlington and Westosha Central traded scores in the second quarter as Burlington’s Tommy Teberg scored on a rushing touchdown before the Falcons responded as quarterback Brock Koeppel connected with Mason Mitacek on a 28-yard touchdown pass.
In the third quarter, Burlington had a 7-3 advantage as quarterback Jack Sulik connected with Teberg on an 11-yard touchdown pass as the Demons went into the fourth quarter with a 14-10 lead.
“We were are own worst enemy throughout the first half with penalties, dropped balls, and miscues,” Sulik said. “We pulled it together in the second half as we really set the tone for the second half by scoring right away.”
With 6:37 remaining in the fourth quarter, Westosha Central grabbed the lead on a 79-yard touchdown run from Jakob Simmons.
Burlington responded on their last offensive possession of the game as Austin Dow connected on a double pass for a 67 yard touchdown with Teberg for the game winning score with 1:13 remaining in the game.
Sulik led the Demons’ passing game going 11-for-24 for 100 yards with one touchdown pass, while Koeppel led the Falcons’ passing attack going 13-for-29 for 136 yards with one touchdown. Simmons led all rushers with 223 yards on 26 carries, while Teberg led all receivers with 118 yards on seven receptions as well as 35 yards rushing and a touchdown pass in the game.
“He was our gadget guy,” Sulik said of Teberg. “He is a heck of a football player, and he is only a sophomore. He is only going to get better.”
Both teams go to 2-2 on the season. Burlington takes on Union Grove at home next week, while Westosha Central takes on Delavan-Darien at home.
In recent action on August 27, Burlington faced off against Racine William Horlick and Salem Westosha Central took on Woodstock North on August 27 at Salem Westosha Central High School. We covered the game. For a full recap, click here.
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