October 30, 2014

Roncalli captures Olympian-Packerland Large (AUDIO)

The game was supposed to be a great matchup, one for the ages.  But last night’s Olympian-Packerland Conference (large) Championship matchup between Manitowoc Roncalli and Kewaunee was anything but.

Roncalli blanked Kewaunee 35-0 in the battle of previous unbeatens.  It’s the Jets that win the undisputed Olympian-Packerland Conference Large school title, their first conference championship since 1989.

AUDIO: Roncalli coach Ray Baranczyk on the win :18

Roncalli tailback Joey MacDonald rushed for 127 yards and a pair of second half touchdowns in the win.  Those two scores put the game on ice, after the Jets jumped out to a 19-0 halftime lead.

The Jets held the Storm to just 79 total yards of offense.

AUDIO: Ray Baranczyk on his teams defensive effort :16

The game wrapped up the regular season. Both teams will soon find out their assignment in the WIAA playoffs which start next week.

(Thanks to Damon Ryan (WOMT-Manitowoc) for this contribution)