Greendale's offensive power is now well known amongst the ranks in the Wisconsin high school football world. Because of that, the offense is actually overshadowing their counter parts, the defense. Well after Friday night’s game against the host New Berlin Eisenhower Lions, I think it’s time they be recognized too. Let’s also not forget what they have quietly done up to this point either because Greendale has forced their will on some very good teams of which most of them are leading their perspective conferences. Needless to say, if you now combine this defense under the direction of coach Gary Jagodzinski to the awesome striking power of the offense, you have a very finely tuned machine capable of beating anyone.
The Panther’s basically inflicted their will but then showed mercy in the 2nd half as they totally dominated the Eisenhower Lions. The defense held the Lions to a total of 71 yards of total offense while their offense managed to muster up 404 of offense behind another nice outing by quarterback Josh Ringelberg who completed a mind blowing 95% percent of his passes for 318 yards. That performance has now moved Ringelberg to the #3 spot in total passing yards for the state of Wisconsin. During this game, he complete a 72 and a 14 yard TD pass to Cody Kmetz, a 7 yard TD pass to Nate Miller, and a 5 yard TD pass to Mitchell Brees. Running backs Jake Zywicki and Calvin McClain each had a rushing touchdown to complete all of the scoring for the Panthers.
Greendale (5-0) will now host the New Berlin West Vikings (2-3) next week in Greendale for their Homecoming. That game is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.
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