Greendale's Josh Ringelberg brilliant in victory over New Berlin Eisenhower
Senior quarterback hits 18 of 19 passes
Behind one of the best nights any high school quarterback could enjoy, the Greendale football team downed New Berlin Eisenhower 42-0 on Friday evening.
Junior quarterback Josh Ringelberg connected on an incredible 18 of 19 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers improved to 3-0 in the Woodland Conference West Division and 5-0 overall.
Ringelberg, who has thrown 19 touchdown passes to just one interception this season, posted a quarterback rating of 158.3 for the game, according to Wissports.net.
"He is a multi-dimensional player and a playmaker," head coach Rob Stoltz said.
Ringelberg spread the ball around as well, as six players caught passes, led by Cody Kmetz with four for 125 yards.
For the season, the explosive Kmetz has collected 442 yards receiving on 14 receptions, an average of almost 32 yards per catch.
Against Eisenhower, Mitchell Brees hauled in five passes for 37 yards, JJ Hartung three for 55 yards, Doug St. Onge three for 51 yards and Nate Miller one for 10. Brees and Kmetz each tallied two touchdowns.
Running back Jake Zywicki chipped in with 51 yards and a touchdown as well for the Panthers, who ran off to a 35-0 halftime advantage.
Greendale's quick-strike capability was again shown in the first quarter as Ringelberg found Kmetz with a 73-yard score to open the game.
Brees took a 6-yard pass from Ringelberg later in the period as Greendale went ahead 14-0.
In the second quarter, Zywicki ran in from 8 yards, Kmetz caught a 14-yard scoring pass and Brees a 9-yard toss as the Panthers took control of the game.
Calvin McLain closed out the scoring in the third quarter with a 7-yard run.
Not to be overlooked was kicker Frankie Rutkowski, who connected on all six of his extra points and has been extremely consistent this season.
Greendale outgained the Lions 389 yards to 75 for the contest.
The Panthers next host New Berlin West (2-1 in the division, 2-3 overall), which was beaten by Pius XI, 27-20, last week.
Running backs Bryan Watson and Travis McKeon key the Vikings' offense.
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