Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2011

Cedar notches big win to close regular season

HARTINGTON — The Cedar Catholic Trojans closed out the 2011 regular season in grand style Thurday at Russ Hochstein Field.

Cedar just missed improving upon a school scoring record set last week at Wakefield as the Trojans posted the second highest point title in school history with the win.

The Trojans sealed the District title as they racked up a 59-12 win over 2010 District champion Homer. The score could have been much worse as the Trojans missed several extra point attempts, had one TD called back on a penalty, and kneeled down instead of punching the final extra point run across the goal line.

The win gives the Trojans a 6-2 regular season record and  a 13th straight state playoff appearance.

Cedar’s offense was once again paced by a fierce ground attack. Keenan Sudbeck rushed for a season-best 197 yards on 17 carries. He is now just 43 yards away from reaching 1,000 yards on the season. As a team, Cedar racked up 526 total yards on offense — 375 on the ground.

The Cedar aerial attack proved to be pretty potent, as well. Cedar senior quarterback Kyle Klug once again had a stellar night as he connected on 9-11 passes for 151 yards. Klug also just a few yards shy of hitting the 1,000-yard makr on the season. He now has 939 passing yards on the year.

The Cedar defense held Homer to only 188 total yards.

The Trojans didn’t take long to find the endzone Thursday as Cedar took the opening drive to paydirt. Frank Herbolsheimer gave the Trojans good field position to start the drive, as his 20-yard kick return put the ball on the 34-yard line.

A 15-yard Kyle Klug scramble and his seven-yard pass to Logan Weinandt set up Keenan Sudbeck runs of  13, 17 an 14 yards — the final one for a touchdown just 1:25 into the game.

The Cedar defense then forced a Homer three-and-out. Two plays later, Cedar’s Frank Herbolsheimer put the Trojans in the endzone again, but the play was called back on a penalty. Cedar lost the ball a few plays later on a fumble, but Homer could not move the ball against the Cedar ‘D’ so the Trojans once again got the ball back.

This time nothing could stop the Trojans from putting more points on the board. Cedar put together an eight-play scoring drive. The drive featured five Keenan Sudbeck runs, a Nick Uhing dive and a screen pass to Zach Wuebben. Keenan Sudbeck ended the drive with the TD run. Frank Herbolsheimer then bulled his way across the line for the two-point conversion with just 1:30 left in the opening frame.


Cedar      14     26     13     6  — 59

Homer    0      6        0      6 — 12


Cedar – Keenaan Sudbeck, 17-197;  Ryan Becker, 10-63; Frank Herbolsheimer, 1-59; Nick Uhing, 5-36; Zach Fischer, 2-11; Kellyn Dump, 1-11; Kyle Klug, 5-2; James Kaiser, 3-0.  Homer – Joey Murphey, 4-88; Tyler Meines, 7-22; Wyatt Tremayne, 18-22; Cory Simalane, 3-14.


Cedar – Kyle Klug, 9-11-151. Homer – Wyatt  Tremayne, 5-13-42.


Cedar -Grant Dickes, 1-68; Logan Weinandt, 3-35;  Zach Wuebben, 4-26; Taylor Kathol, 1-22. Homer – Dakotah Kluver, 3-20; Joey Murphey, 2-22.


Cedar – Connor Wieseler, 11;  Tyler Loberg, 11; Logan Weinandt, 8; Andrew Lorenz, 6; Frank Herbolsheimer, 6; Nick Uhing, 6; Mathew Leise, 5; Grant Dickes, 5; Eric Kruse, 5; Trent Jansen, 4; K ellyn Dump, 4; Kraig Sudbeck, 3; Cody Lammers, 3; Danny Loecker, 3; Keenan Sudbeck, 2; Pat Wieseler, 2; Mitchel Steffen, 2; Todd Kathol, 2; Noah Miller, 2; Taylor Kathol, 1; Zach Wuebben, 1; Alex Fischer, 1. Homer – Dakotah Kluver, 7; Austin Weber, 5; Tyler Meines, 4; Collin Matthews, 4; Brady Singer, 3; Wyatt Tremayne, 3.