The New Berlin Eisenhower Lions made the trek over to Greenfield to take on the Falcons at Al Trotalli Field in Friday’s MSR Wisconsin Game of the Week. The Lions entered this contest at 1-0, and they are one of the top teams in the area. They are three time defending conference champions, and they have reached the semifinals in each of the past two seasons, including a 2017 runner-up finish. It appeared that their team is revving up for another successful season if their play on Friday was any indicator. They were able to move the ball up and down the field in a 49-7 victory over the Hustlin’ Hawks.
In the first quarter, the Lions scored a pair of rushing touchdowns by Max Lewis and Gabe Seifert. This pushed the lead to 14-0 early, setting the tone for an explosive rest of the night. He started off the second quarter with a 32-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 21 points. He would throw three more touchdowns in the game, from 20, 50 and 70 yards. This led to a strong statistical evening of 9/15 for 291 yards and 4 touchdowns. In addition to this, he rushed for 20 yards and a touchdown on six carries.
Max Lewis and Eli Hoelke were the leading recievers for the Lions in this win, each hauling in a pair of touchdowns from Seifert. Lewis had three catches totaling 132 yards, and Hoelke’s two catches tacked up 82 yards. In addition to his receiving excellence, Hoelke added an 80-yard touchdown return on a kickoff following Greenfield’s lone touchdown.
Another impressive tidbit for the Lions was their stout run defense in this game. They were able to penetrate the Greenfield backfield and they held them to -38 yards rushing. They also forced an interception, as Mason Quartana stepped in front of a pass for his first interception of the season.
Greenfield’s touchdown came in the second quarter, when they were down three scores. Quarterback Chris Lopez connected with Joel Santa Maria for a 34 yard strike. This was just the highlight of Santa Maria’s night, as he led the Hustlin’ Hawks with 7 catches for 102 yards.
With the win, New Berlin Eisenhower improves to 2-0. They will be back in action next Friday for their first home game of the season against Greendale, who enters with a 1-1 record after their win against New Berlin West this past week. Greenfield drops to 0-2 on the season, but they look to bounce back and get in the win column against Milwaukee Lutheran next Friday. They are 1-1 as well after they shutout Brown Deer 44-0.