The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans turned a close game at halftime into a blowout on Friday night in defeating the Waupaca Comets 41-15 in a non-conference opener in Luxemburg.
The Comets struck first on a 45-yard scamper by running back Aaron Monday with 7:54 left in the first half. Luxemburg-Casco responded two scores on a 13 yard run by Evan Dorner and a 5 yard run by quarterback Owen Deprez. The first half scoring ended with a safety on a blocked punt by Waupaca in the end zone.
Clinging to a 14-8 lead at halftime, Jonas Otradovec set the tone early for the Spartans in the second half by returning the kick-off after intermission all the way for an 82-yard return. The Spartans capitalized on Waupaca turnovers and outscored the Comets 27-0 in the third quarter to cruise to the easy victory.
Dorner led the Spartans with two rushing touchdowns and Deprez added a touchdown pass to Ryan Robillard. Freshman Braeden Schley came up big for the Spartans on defense with an interception and a critical fourth-down tackle in the first half.
Seven Spartan seniors were honored at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex after the game as part of Senior Night with Coach Neil Seering recognizing each of their efforts to the football program.
Luxemburg-Casco (1-0) will now travel to Wrightstown next Friday to face the Tigers in the Northeastern Conference opener. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the New Radio Sports Network broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK starting at 6:30 with the pregame show and kick-off at 7 pm.