Denmark shows grit in 18-7 loss to defending league champs

New Denmark head coach Tom Neuman

By Kelly Fenton

For the Denmark News

DENMARK – Denmark High School overcame a sluggish start to give defending league champion Wrightstown all it wanted on Friday night before falling 18-7 in a game controlled by the Vikings in the second half.

The Vikings fell to 0-2 under first-year head coach Tom Neuman but have plenty to carry away from the loss as they head to Clintonville next Friday.

Wrightstown (2-0) scored with a 10-play, 59-yard drive and a 7-play, 58-yard march on its first two possessions of the game to take a 12-0 lead.

Following a blocked punt midway through the second period, the Tigers needed just four plays to go 20 yards and claim an 18-0 lead at the half. Wrightstown outgained the Vikings 220-65 before intermission, but Denmark shut the Tigers out over the final 27-and-a-half minutes of the game and surrendered just 90 yards and four first down in the second half.

Denmark cracked the scoreboard on quarterback Jack Satori’s 18-yard, zig-zag scramble with 7:45 left in the game. The Vikings failed to cash in on a negative-yards Wrightstown punt when they took over at the Tiger 38.

Unofficially, Brandon Wavrunek carried 12 times for 62 yards and Satori picked up 75 more on 17 totes.

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