Waukesha West left no doubt. Rolling up 48 points by halftime, the Wolverines overwhelmed New Berlin West on its own turf Friday en route to a 62-0 nonconference triumph.
The Wolverines had the opening possession of the game and took 11 plays to score the opening touchdown on a run from Nick Radloff.
The Vikings fumbled the ball away on the first play of their first possession, and the Wolverines took full advantage of the mistake two plays later when quarterback Conor Blount threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Dyson Chmura, who had a good day on defense as well.
"Dyson is playing hard on every down," said Waukesha West head coach Steve Rux. "It's exciting to see his maturity level."
The Wolverines then found themselves up 28-0 after a pair of touchdown runs from Jair Scott.
Matt Schneider, Cody Kujawa, Branden Chobot, Dylan O'Donnell and Bradley Pannicke also scored touchdowns for the Wolverines.
"It starts with the O-line," Scott said. "Without them, I couldn't get a touchdown. This is a great win that shows what we're capable of and how well we communicate. We help each other out and make each other better."
Rux was pleased with his team's execution, especially the first team.
"With games like this, we weren't sure how we were going to match up," Rux said. "It is important to play our best game. The first group executed well. Offensively, we were doing things that we wanted to experiment with. The twos played hard as well. They executed well up front and played hard for each other. I hand it to New Berlin West. They play with a lot of heart. Al (Moroder) will get this program going."
Vikings coach Al Moroder was high on the Wolverines' chance this year.
"We need to improve," he said. "We played a very, very good team. I think they're state-championship caliber, and they taught us a lot.
"Our goal is to compete to make the playoffs. I'm not one to back down from good competition. This will help us figure out where we need to grow, and these games have best prepared us. Our kids are upbeat, and they know our goals. We have a good rivalry with (New Berlin) Eisenhower, who we see next week, and there are no easy games in the Woodland West."
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