The St. Edmond soccer staff has confronted a number of challenges throughout their first 4 weeks of eight-player motion.
Now, the Gaels face their largest take a look at to this point after they welcome in defending state champion Remsen St. Mary’s.
Kickoff is ready for 7 p.m. on Friday evening inside Dodger Stadium.
The fifth-ranked Hawks (4-0) stretched their total win streak to 16 with a 57-26 victory over Kingsley-Pierson final week. They have had no bother this 12 months, outscoring Harris-Lake Park, River Valley and Siouxland Christian by a mixed rating of 173-15.
“We know we have a physical, athletic team with a variety of options on offense coming in to play us,” SEHS head coach Matt Dillon mentioned. “They can cling 70 on folks with out a lot bother. And on protection, they fly to the ball and make performs.
“Basically they make you beat them and it hasn’t happened in a long time.”
Remsen St. Mary’s is finest remembered for its semifinal spherical inside the UNI-Dome final November after they scored 72 factors in the second half to high Montezuma, 108-94. They went on to down Fremont-Mills, 48-0, for the title.
Several of the key names from that staff have graduated together with all-staters Blaine Harpenau and Jeremy Koenck. The two had been key items to an offense that ran for 3,479 yards and scored 57 touchdowns.
Cael Ortmann has changed Harpenau at quarterback, throwing for 537 yards and eight touchdowns with 223 yards and 7 scores on the floor. Brenden Fisch is the new lead again, racking up 274 yards and 5 TDs.
Alex Schroeder has 224 yards and 5 speeding TDs, with freshman Keaton Harpenau including 144.
The protection for the Hawks has pressured 11 turnovers, together with eight interceptions. They even have 4 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
Since a 3-6 marketing campaign in 2015, Remsen St. Mary’s has posted 5 consecutive successful seasons, going 50-8 throughout that stretch.
“They have created a culture that everybody has bought into,” Dillon mentioned. “The children are invested, as are the dad and mom, and nearly each boy in the college seems to be out for soccer.
“They graduated a really good senior class, but I don’t see any drop off in terms of talent comparing last year to this year.”
Making his first begin at quarterback final week for the Gaels (1-3), sophomore JT Laufersweiler threw for 241 yards with a pair of touchdowns, including 56 yards and a rating on the floor.
“JT has had a really good week,” Dillon mentioned. “We’ve just got to do a better job of keeping him standing and giving him time in the pocket.”
Isaac Landwehr caught seven passes for 122 and a rating, Johnny Dickerson had 5 receptions for 45 and a TD, and Quinten McCarville had 5 for 74.
Landwehr leads the receiving group with 347 yards and 5 touchdowns. McCarville has caught a team-high 19 passes for 253 and three scores, with Dickerson including 208 and two touchdowns.
Tyler Rossmanith has 251 yards speeding on the floor.
St. Edmond had 4 turnovers in opposition to Harris-Lake Park in a 42-28 loss.
“We can’t turn the ball over,” Dillon mentioned. “This is a team (Remsen St. Mary’s) that you can’t give good field position to. Also, we’ve got to run the ball. We’ve been working hard to get that figured out in practice.”