HodagSports.com - Rhinelander's online authority for youth, high school and adult sports
Stay Connected With HodagSports.com
11/15/2019
Hodags@ WIAA
D2 State: Madison
6:30PM- Natatorium
11/09/2019
Hodags@1st/15
Sectionals
Final- WI Rapids
11/01/2019
Hodags@GNC1st
Meet- UWSP
Final
10/26/2019
Boys: Weddle 28th8th/15
Girls:Henrichs 27th7th/14
Finals- Sectionals
10/25/2019
River Falls43
Hodags8
Final
FULL STORY
Bluejays Down Hodags 27-21 in OT
By Mark LaCrosse - Posted on 10/13/2019
Photo By Mark LaCrosse
      A combination of missed opportunities, and some stellar quarterback play by Caleb Dejong, lead to Merrill's overtime win at Mike Webster Stadium on Friday night.The loss leaves Rhinelander one last opportunity to get their third win and a ticket to the playoffs.
     The Hodags offense started out hot as they had a13-0 lead after the first quarter. Rhinelander's first touchdown came on a 7 yard scamper by Drake Martin. Martin was successful in kicking the point after touchdown to give the Hodags a 7-0 lead. Rhinelander's second touchdown came on a 46 yard catch by Peyton Erikson from quarterback Quinn Lamers. Drake Martin missed the extra point, and the Hodags lead was13-0.
     The Bluejays would score 21 straight points on touchdown runs by Merrill quarterback Caleb Dejong. The Bluejays Junior quarterback had scampers of 3 yards, 1 yard, and 1 yard. The Hodag defense had no answer for the Merrill offense option keeper. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Merrill now lead 21-13.
     Rhinelander's offense squandered numerous scoring opportunities as the first drive of the game ended in a punt. The Hodag's second possession had the ball on the Bluejay 20 yard line, but resulted in no points as they were stuffed behind the line of scrimmage on third down. This was followed by a number of dropped and overthrown passes. Merrill's six man defensive front continued to win the man to man battles at the line of scrimmage.
     The Hodags would put together a last-ditch miracle drive of 73 yards in the last seconds of the game, followed by a 2 yard Drake Martin touchdown run. That was followed by the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21. In the overtime Rhinelander had the first possession, but was not able to score on two missed passing attempts. The Bluejays continued to apply a steady ground game to score the winning touchdown in overtime. 
     Statistically the Hodags offense had 270 yards to Merrill's 196 yards. In the contest quarterback Caleb Dejong never completed a pass.
Rhinelander has one more opportunity to make the playoffs, as they travel to Ashland for a Friday (10/18) night matchup with the Oredockers.


MORE STORIES
Schedule
08/23
7:00PM
@PrescottW 21-0
08/29
7:00PM
@TomahawkW 48-6
09/06
7:00PM
LakelandW 25-7
09/13
7:00PM
Wausau EastW 31-13
09/20
7:00PM
@MedfordL 14-39
09/27
7:00PM
Antigo (Bell Game)W 20-10
10/04
7:00PM
@MosineeL 20-21
10/11
7:00PM
MerrillL 27-21
10/18
7:00PM
@ AshlandW 16-12
10/25
7:00PM
WIAA Playoffs @River FallsL 43-8
Standings
GNC
Medford5-0
Mosinee4-1
Lakeland3-3
Hodags2-3
Antigo2-3
Merrill2-3
Ashland0-5
Overall
Medford8-0
Hodags5-3
Mosinee5-3
Lakeland5-3
Antigo3-5
Merrill2-6
Ashland0-8
The Pizza Haven | 715-362-5942 Bramm's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning | 715-369-3747 Rhinelander Collision Center | 715-369-1144 D and J Auto, Truck and Equipment Repair, Inc | 715-365-7400 Carpetiers Carpet One Floor and Home | 715-362-5953 Senoraske Soil Testing, Septic Service Installation and Inspection | 715-437-0818
Home
Contact Us
HS Event Calendar
HodagSports.com Photo Gallery
HS Video Center
Great Northern Conference
Rhinelander School District


Information Center
HS Event Calendar
HS Video Center
RHS Activities Calendar
Area Sports Directory
Advertising Information
Contact Us
Rhinelander High School
RHS Photo Gallery
Fall Sports
     RHS Football
     Boys Soccer
     Volleyball
     Girls Swimming
     Girls Tennis
     Cross Country
Winter Sports
     Alpine Skiing
     Girls Basketball
     Boys Basketball
     Hockey
     Girls Hockey
     Nordic Skiing
     Wrestling
     Gymnastics
     Boys Swimming
Spring Sports
     Baseball
     Softball
     Girls Soccer
     Boys Tennis
     Golf
     Track

Youth Sports
JWMS
T-Ball
Little League
Babe Ruth Prep League-Black
Basketball
BMX Racing
Hockey
Little League Softball
Rebels Baseball
Youth Wrestling
Babe Ruth Senior League
Babe Ruth Laser Pro International
Babe Ruth Prep League- Green

Adult Sports
Adult Sports Photo Gallery
Pool
     Monday Nite Pool League
     Rhinelander Women's Pool League
     WAMO State Pool League
     Rhinelander Men's Pool League
     Mixed Couples Pool Leauge
     Rhinelander Summer Single WSPA Pool League
     Three Lakes Pool League
Bowling
     Thursday Mens Commercial Bowling League
Darts
Horseshoes
     Wednesday Night Horseshoes League
     Thursday Night Country Horseshoes League
Alumni Basketball
Thursday Night Volleyball League
Golf

©2019 By Request LLC
| All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. By Request LLC shall not be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless.





Site Design By: