Wolfpack Final Football Stats Released

Final season statistics were released last week for the Elgin Public-Pope John football team.

In the first season of a fall sports coop between Elgin Public and Pope John Central Catholic High Schools, the Wolfpack claimed the D1-8 district title and completed the season with a 7-3 record.

Qualifying for the D-1 State Football Playoffs, they defeated Southwest 60 to 50. In the second round they saw their season come to an end with a 22 to 2 loss to Alma.

The Wolfpack averaged 34.5 points per game on offense and surrendered an average of 22 points per game.

Individually, Nash Schindler led the Wolfpack with 844 yards rushing.

Nick Heithoff completed 21 of 44 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Grant Beckman and Andrew Heithoff tied for the team lead in receptions with 13.

On defense, the Wolfpack were led by Beckman and Evan Parks with 28 unassisted tackles. Corey Schindler had a team-high six quarterback sacks, one more than Caleb Pelster. Beckman also led the team in interceptions with three. Nash Schindler had three blocked kicks during the season.

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