Germantown represents the type of perennial power that Greenfield one day aspires to be.
On Friday, the Warhawks showed the Hustlin' Hawks just how far they have to go to reach that status by routing them 49-7 in the 2013 season opener.
"Germantown is a good program," head coach Scott Otto said. "They (the Warhawks) are at the level that we want to be at. I thought we were ready to compete, but it didn't go that way."
Germantown ran back the opening kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown, which Otto said quickly deflated his team.
The Warhawks then added two more scores in the first quarter for a quick 21-0 advantage and stayed in control the rest of the way.
Greenfield was down 49-0 before running back Tyler Dorfner tallied from 4 yards away with 2 minutes, 15 seconds left in the game. Joey Hannah kicked the extra point.
"Germantown is going to win a lot of games this year," Otto said, "but I liked the way we at least battled for four quarters."
Quarterback Jeremy Swider completed six of 12 passes for 103 yards, with no interceptions. His main target was wide receiver Josh Czerwinski with five catches for 57 yards.
"I liked the composure that (Swider) showed," Otto said.
The Hawks had trouble establishing a running game as Dorfner was their leader with just 26 yards.
Greenfield next takes on Pius XI at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Pius began the campaign with a 24-13 victory over Kenosha St. Joseph on Saturday as Shannon Nunnery ran for 156 yards and quarterback Jalen Fisher threw for 92 yards.
The Falcons were drubbed by Slinger 49-0 in their season opener on Friday night.
"Slinger was just stronger and faster," head coach Jeff Wallack said. "We couldn't match up with their size and speed."
Tyler Merritt, who won the starting quarterback job after a preseason battle with Josh Stark, connected on 13 of 27 passes for 104 yards. Stark played in the fourth period and went 4-of-11 for 65 yards.
"I thought, for his first start, Merritt did well," Wallack said. "He will continue to get better."
He found plenty of targets, as Michael Grim, Max Anderer and KC Walkowiak all notched about 40 yards in receptions.
The Falcons only totaled 9 net rushing yards, however.
"The positive is that we know what we have to focus on this week," said the coach, whose team has only two returning starters on defense this season.
Whitnall will welcome New Berlin Eisenhower at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in its next game. The Lions fell to Wilmot 13-0 in their debut on Friday night.
WHITNALL GIRLS SWIMMING
The Falcons tallied 157 1/2 points for seventh place in their own Fountainwood Funfest meet on Saturday.
Whitnall also claimed third place among the Division 2 squads at the meet, which was won by Muskego with 410 1/2 points. Wausau East came in second with 352 points.
Senior captain Jill Kolasinski tied for third place in the 50-yard freestyle at 26.5 seconds and took sixth in the 100 breaststroke with 1 minute, 16.16 seconds.
The 200 freestyle relay team of junior Jessica Lehmann, senior Kristine Kasper, Julia Lucey-Arnberg and senior Abby Chiesa came in third (1:58.35), and the 200 medley unit of senior Rachel Boushon, Kolasinski, junior Lizzie Streim and junior Ally Lepper took fourth (2:09.06).
The 400 freestyle unit of junior Hayley Rollins, Lepper, Lehmann and sophomore Samantha Dorlack came in seventh (4:30.91).
Chiesa, another team captain, was also 10th in the 100 breaststroke at 1:24.97.
"That was a great way to start out the season," head coach George Guddie said.
The Falcons are now off until Sept. 7, when they take part in the Racine Park Invitational.
GREENFIELD GIRLS TENNIS
The Hustlin' Hawks finished ninth in the South Milwaukee Invitational on Aug. 21 and 23.
Greenfield fell to Waterford 6-1 in the first round, with junior Tuyet Nguyen posting the lone victory at first singles.
The Hustlin' Hawks won the second-round consolation dual 7-0 over Cudahy. They then topped St. Francis by default and lost 7-0 to Racine Case.
The Hawks dropped a 4-3 dual to South Milwaukee as well.
The Hawks, under new coach Mike Mooren, have four seniors in Alyssa Santoro, Katherine Vopal, Lauren Bednar and Kayla Weber.
They begin Woodland Conference action with a home dual against Cudahy at 4 p.m. Sept. 3, then welcome Whitnall for a crosstown rivalry dual at 4 p.m. Sept. 5.
WHITNALL GIRLS TENNIS
The Falcons came in 11th in the South Milwaukee Invitational last week.
They lost a 6-1 dual to Mukwonago in the first round, then topped Grafton 6-1 in consolation play. They then fell 7-0 to Oak Creek and topped West Allis 6-1.
Whitnall was then fourth in an event at New Berlin West on Friday afternoon.
The Falcons visit Brown Deer for a Woodland Conference dual at 4 p.m. Aug. 29, then welcome St. Francis at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 before traveling to Greenfield at 4 p.m. Sept. 5.
WEST ALLIS GIRLS TENNIS
West Allis finished 10th in last week's South Milwaukee Invitational.
The local team beat Cudahy 6-1 in first-round action, then fell to Waterford 6-1 in the quarterfinal round.
West Allis fell to New Berlin West 7-0 and to Whitnall 6-1 to close out the tournament.
GREENFIELD BOYS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks launched their season with a victory and tie at the Racine Case Invitational on Aug. 21.
They topped Racine Park 1-0 and tied Elkhorn 0-0 in the tournament.
They visit Kenosha Indian Trail at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, then open Woodland Conference play at home against Greendale at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER
The Falcons welcome Monona Grove at 4:30 p.m. today, then travel to Cudahy for an invitational on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
They then begin Woodland Conference play at home against Cudahy/St. Francis at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
— Compiled by John Rech
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