Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2011

Trojans pick up their third straight win

HARTINGTON — The Cedar Catholic Trojans showed a few new wrinkles Friday as their offense rolled up a huge 48-6 win over hapless Neligh-Oakdale here Friday.
The win puts Cedar at 3-2 on the year and drops Neligh to 0-5. Cedar’s three-game win streak also caught the attention of state sportswriters as the Trojans made it into the state polls this week, moving to 10th in the latest Omaha World Herald Class C2 poll.

The Trojans took advantage of a couple of Neligh miscues to put 20 unanswered points on the board in the first quarter to take control from the start.
Cedar senior Logan Weinandt made an immediate impact on the game right from the start. Weinandt, who was seeing his first action of the season Friday, took the short opening kick-off and juked his way 33 yards to the 49 yard-line to give Cedar excellent field position for its first drive.
Weinandt got the ball again on an end-around on the first play from scrimmage. He ripped through the defense on a 21-yard run to quickly move into the red zone.
Cedar then lined up in the Wildcat offense, and Keenan Sudbeck took the snap before racing up the middle on a 14-yard run.
A Kyle Klug to Logan Weinandt 15-yard TD pass finished the drive. Zach Wuebben then booted the extra point to give the Trojans a quick 7-0 lead just one minute into the game.
The Trojans scored again when Kyle Klug found Weinandt open up the middle, and he hit him on a 26-yard TD strike. Wuebben again split the uprights to give Cedar the 14-0 advantage.
Cedar’s Connor Wieseler forced a fumble on the next Neligh play giving the Trojans great field position once again. The Trojans were in the endzone for a third time just one minute later. This time, Keenan Sudbeck broke free on a 20-yard TD scamper.
Cedar kept rolling along in the second frame, putting up 21 more unanswered points.
The Trojans scored on a six-yard Keenan Sudbeck run, then found paydirt again when Grant Dickes hauled in a Neligh punt and scooted down the sidelines for a 55-yard punt return.
Cedar’s final score of the half came on an eight-yard Keenan Sudbeck dash past the defense.
The Trojans found the endzone one last time in the third quarter when Herbolsheimer broke several tackles, then out-ran the Warriors on a 60-yard touchdown run with 8:35 left in the third quarter.
Neligh got on the board in the final frame when they returned a muffed punt for a score.
In all Wuebben booted six extra points on the night, missing the mark just once.
The Cedar offense was led by Herbolsheimer, who carried the ball eight times for 120 yards. Keenan Sudbeck toted the ball 14 times for 79 yards. Seven other Cedar athletes also carried the ball during the romp.
This week Cedar travels to Laurel.
Neligh       0        0    0    6 – 6
Cedar    20        21    7    0 – 48

Neligh    Cedar Catholic
First downs        4            15
Rushing        65            276
Passing        1-78-1        4-5-66
Total plays        41            45
Total offense        66            342
Fumbles – lost    2-2            0-0
Penalties-yds        3-20        4-15
possession        25:48        22:12
Punts – average    7-29        3-29

Cedar –  Frank Herbolsheimer,8-120; Keenan Sudbeck, 14-120; Logan Weinandt, 1-21;  Kellyn Dump, 3-14; Ryan Becker, 9-14; Nick Uhing, 2-12; Connor Wieseler, 1-8; Andrew Lorenz, 1-6; Jared Wiebelhaus, 1-2

Cedar – Kyle Klug, 4-4-66. Taylor Kathol, 0-1-0.  Neligh  – Garett Jacobsen, 1-8-1.

Cedar – Logan Weinandt, 3-41;  Zach Wuebben, 1-25.
Cedar – Tyler Loberg, 14; Nick Uhing, 9; Noah Miller, 9; Andrew Lorenz, 8; Frank Herbolsheimer, 7; Eric Kruse,6; Connor Wieseler, 4; Kellyn Dump, 4; Patrick Wieseler, 4; Kyle Sturek, 4; Cody Lammers, 3; Austin Koch, 3; Jared Wiebelhaus, 3; Grant Dickes, 2; Taylor Kathol, 2; Danny Loecker, 2; Ryan Becker, 2; Tristan Steffen, 2; Zach Kathol, 2; Ethan Kramer, 2; Jerad Burbach, 2; Bennett Steffen, 2; Mathew  Leise, 1;  Kraig Sudbeck, 1; Garett Heine, 1.