Teams playing Two Rivers in the near future, were you planning on going all out to defend Chase Matthias? You might need to think again. As Jerry Bonino Field took the reins during halftime, Two Rivers already found themselves ahead of Random Lake 35-0. Things didn’t get any better for Random Lake in the second half as they allowed 19 more points, finishing on the losing end of a 54-0 beating.
The Justin Klinkner Show
Quarterback statistics are always at the top of WisSports, so it didn’t take long to see the chaos caused by Justin Klinkner. The junior QB finished game one with a whopping 340 yards on just 13 completions. Two Rivers tore apart the Random Lake secondary as that comes in at just over 26 yards per reception. One of the big catches that jumps out is a 55-yarder resulting in a touchdown to Chase Matthias.
Zander Popp led the way with 4 receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Other touchdown receivers include Chase Kellner, Austin Phillips, and Damien Gretz. Brady Richards also had one reception for 45 yards while Elijah Mott hauled in a trio for one yard less.
Ultimately, a 13/18 340yd 4TD 0INT performance from Justin Klinkner should open some eyes. Last season, he only had 1074 passing yards. He’s already a third of the way there and Two Rivers has eight (or potentially more) games to go.
Exactly six minutes into the game, Chase Matthias scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. Matthias broke out for a 21-yard run that put Two Rivers on the board first. The scoreboard showed 0 for Random Lake for the remainder of the game while Two Rivers continued to pour it on. Justin Klinkner was responsible for the next five touchdowns… Four of which in the air, but one he decided to run in himself. Klinkner only had four rushing attempts for seventeen yards, but if he continues to throw the ball this well his run game could certainly become a factor.
The final line for Chase Matthias was 10 carries for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns. The fact that Matthias had two touchdowns on the night when he only had 10 attempts with the ball is an indication of what’s to come. We don’t know if Kevin Schillcox is saving Matthias for later in the season, but all we know is Two Rivers has plenty of weapons and Matthias doesn’t deserve all the credit.
Damien Gretz, who had three carries and one reception, led the way with nine tackles on the night. Austin Phillips and Zander Popp had 7 respectively while Brady Richards recorded an interception. Four different Raiders finished with 6 tackles each, proving just how multi-dimensional this defense can be.
Next week Two Rivers will jump on the bus for their first time of the season as they head to Brown Deer. Brown Deer is a division 4 squad that started their season on the losing end. Brown Deer opened their season at Sheboygan Falls as they fell 56-18. The second, third, and fourth quarters saw Brown Deer put up a touchdown. Grayson McCain, Brown Deer’s sophomore quarterback was just 8-22 in the air with 142 yards and even pair of 2 touchdowns and interceptions. Falls did a great job of stopping Caleb Beasley’s running attack as he was limited to only 7 carries for 25 yards. Dajuan Beasley and Arthur Terry III were the receivers to finish with a touchdown.