Eight Is Great: Rockets Roll To 8-0 With Offensive Explosion At Pewaukee

What a show.

South Milwaukee racked up 606 yards of offense — including some huge individual performances — on their way to a 56-41 victory over Pewaukee on Friday night.

The win moved the Rockets to 8-0, with a Woodland Conference showdown against undefeated Greendale looming Thursday night in South Milwaukee.

From the Lake Country Now story

Check out some of these fantasy football numbers.

By halftime, South Milwaukee senior quarterback Justin Oliden had 311 yards passing, including three touchdowns and one on the ground. He finished with five touchdowns and no interceptions, with the longest covering 88 yards to senior Mitchell Dess late in the second quarter. Dess was also off the charts with 10 receptions for 305 yards and four scores. One of his touchdown catches was remarkable, pulling in an 11-yard score from Oliden with defenders all over him in the middle of the end zone. Dess also had an interception on a fake punt by Pewaukee on their own 1-yard line in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets also sported a healthy running attack. Senior Ian Pribyl had 28 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

“They’re strong, they’re good, but this one hurts a little bit right now,” said Justin Fritzke, Pewaukee’s head football coach. “Tonight, we just couldn’t get our defense off the field. We got behind a little bit and couldn’t afford to against a team of that caliber.”

Oliden finished with 386 yards passing and five touchdowns, giving him this stat line for the season: 83-of-123 passing for 1,521 yards, 21 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

Dess has 45 catches for 916 yards on the season and 14 touchdowns. Pribyl has 177 carries for 1,214 yards and 19 scores.

Pretty amazing numbers. And, from the looks of it, this team is just getting started.

Thursday’s kickoff is 7 p.m. at Spaltholz Field, before the team opens WIAA playoff play.  To get things started right for Thursday’s game, the school’s Future Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is planning a Color Run starting at 5 p.m. in the student parking lot. Check out the flyer here. See you there!

Note: WISN also has highlights of Friday’s game.

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