Big plays doom Denmark in loss to FVL


By Kelly Fenton  for The Denmark News

DENMARK – Back-up Fox Valley Lutheran quarterback Isaiah Ulman tossed four touchdown passes and threw for 270 yards and the Foxes outlasted Denmark High School, 27-20, on Friday night at Appleton North High School.

The North Eastern Conference’s top quarterback, Andrew Reader, was injured but the Ulman was able to make enough big plays, including two touchdown passes to brother Jakob Ulman.

Denmark (1-3) trailed for the final 46-and-a-half minutes after FVL (2-2) struck quickly for a 7-0 lead, then added a 14-play, 80-yard drive for a 13-0 advantage seven minutes into the contest.

But Denmark never relented, scoring on Brandon Wavrunek’s 49-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. The Vikings answered Ulman’s third touchdown pass on the final play of the opening period with an 8-play, 78-yard drive culminating in Gabe Wertel’s six-yard run that cut the deficit to 20-13 early in the second period.

The Viking defense settled in and Denmark appeared to be heading for a tying score on its opening possession of the second half, marching from its 20 to the Fox 29. But a fumble at the 12 squelched the drive, and FVL scored again with 8:32 left in the game to take a 27-13 lead. Denmark seemed to have Ulman contained on a fourth-and-seven, but he escaped and found Jakob Ulman for a 35-yard touchdown strike.

The Vikings’ final score came on Jack Satori’s 25-yard pass to Seth Alexander with 3:12 left.

Wavrunek rushed for, unofficially, 102 yards, but only three after intermission. Satori rushed for 51 yards on 11 carries and completed 5 of 10 passes for 90 yards. Denmark finished, unofficially, with 220 yards rushing and 311 total yards.

FVL rushed for only 75 yards but finished with 345 yards overall.


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