2016 11B Championship: Winner Defends Title Against Groton In Dominating Fashion
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Winner defeated Groton Area 54-0 on Friday afternoon for the 11B state football championship. This is the seventh overall title for the Warriors football program.
Groton went three-and-out on offense to start the game. Winner took over after the punt around midfield. The Warriors scored first, courtesy of a 29-yard touchdown pass from Drew DeMers to Cameron Kuil. This gave Winner an 8-0 lead with 8:52 to play in the first quarter.
The Warriors made it a 16-0 game on their next offensive possession when DeMers threw his second touchdown of the game – this one to Kayleb Brozik.
On the last play of the opening quarter, Kiel scored again for his second touchdown of the game giving the Warriors a 22-0 lead over Groton Area.
End of 1st Quarter: Winner 22 Groton Area 0
With 9:23 to play in the half, Ty Bolton bumped a run out to the right side and in for a Warriors touchdown. This extended Winner’s lead, 30-0.
DeMers and Kuil connected again on the next offensive drive for the Warriors, this time for a 64-yard touchdown. It was the third touchdown pass for DeMers and second touchdown reception for Kuil. Winner led Groton Area 38-0 with 6:56 to play in the half.
Jayden Schroeder scored next for the Warriors when he broke loose for a 21-yard touchdown run. This gave Winner a 46-0 lead late in the half against Groton Area.
Halftime: Winner 46 Groton Area 0
At the 5:26 mark of the third quarter, Winner extended their lead, 54-0, when DeMers connected with Kuil for a 12-yard touchdown. It was the third score for the duo of the game.
End of 3rd Quarter: Winner 54 Groton Area 0
Due to the game being in the second half, and the lead exceeding 35-points, the mercy rule called for a running clock. Both teams took a possession in the fourth quarter, but there was no scoring.
Final: Winner 54 Groton Area 0
Drew DeMers wins the 11B Joe Robbie MVP award with a championship performance of 185-yards passing and three passing touchdowns.