Schmitt scores seven times for Trojans in district contest

Turkey Valley quarterback Logan Busta dives through traffic against the Hawks. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Becky Walz)

It was a flurry of points Friday night in Jackson Junction, as the Turkey Valley football team (1-1, 0-1) fell to Kee (2-0, 1-0) 68-56, in spite of Trojan senior Oliver Schmitt scoring seven touchdowns.

Back and forth
It was a night for offense, with 17 touchdowns scored between the two squads. Kee scored first after hitting a receiver in the red zone on its first drive of the game. Turkey Valley answered with Schmitt rushing for 36 yards. Kee came back and scored two more times in the opening period to lead 24-8.
Schmitt picked up his second TD of the game by the 9:30 mark of the second quarter, before the Hawks put the ball back in the end zone. Working their way back down the field, quarterback Logan Busta broke through the line before he was drug down in the red zone and forced to the sidelines with an injury. Stepping in was freshman Cale Langreck, who swiftly completed a 15-yard pass to Caleb Kurtenbach at the goal line, bringing the Trojans back to within one score. However, less than a minute later, Kee was back in the end zone on a 37-yard pass to finish the quarter with a 40-24 lead over the home team.
Throughout the remainder of the game the two squads would swap touchdown for touchdown, with the Trojans unable to come up with a stop and gain ground on the scoring.

Turkey Valley rushed for 376 yards and passed for 83 for 459 total yards. Kee had a more balanced attack with 245 yards rushing and 281 yards through the air for their 529 total yards.
Individually, Schmitt had 284 yards on 32 carries, and fellow senior Burke Busta had 10 touches for 38 yards. Langreck completed 3-for-7 passes for 60 yards, with Kurtenbach and Schmitt each pulling down two receptions.
The defense was led by Schmitt with 15.5 total tacklines, including 13 solo stops, while sophomore Hunter Kruse was there for 13 solo tackles.

Scoring sequence
1st Quarter
Kee – Dalton Mudderman 7-yd. pass to Carter Seitz (Logan Schulte 2-pt. run)
TV – Oliver Schmitt 37-yd. run (Logan Busta 2-pt. run)
Kee – Schulte 62-yd. run (Mudderman 2-pt. run)
Kee – Mudderman 39-yd. pass to Seitz (Mudderman 2-pt. run)
2nd Quarter
TV – L. Busta 4-yd. pass to Schmitt (L. Busta to Schmitt 2-pt. pass)
Kee – Mudderman 8-yd. run (Mudderman 2-pt. run)
TV – Cale Langreck 15-yd. pass to Caleb Kurtenbach (Schmitt 2-pt. run)
Kee – Schulte 37-yd. run (Mudderman 2-pt. pass to Jordan Cota)
3rd Quarter
TV – Schmitt 38-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
Kee – Mudderman 28-yd. pass to Seitz (Schulte 2-pt run)
TV – Schmitt 30-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
Kee – Mudderman 1-yd. run (Mudderman 2-pt. pass to Kaleb Drape)
TV – Schmitt 43-yd. run (Langreck 2-pt. pass to Kurtenbach)
4th Quarter
Kee – Mudderman 14-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
TV – Schmitt 11-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
Kee – Mudderman 28-yd. run (2-pt. failed)
TV – Langreck 28-yd. pass to Schmitt (2-pt. failed)
Game stats
Total yards: Turkey Valley 459; Kee 529
Passing (comp/att/yds): Cale Langreck (3-7, 60 yds., 2 TD, 3 INT); Oliver Schmitt (1-1, 19 yds.); Logan Busta (1-3, 4 yds., 1 TD)
Rushing (att/yds): Schmitt (32-284, 5 TD); Burke Busta (10-38); L. Busta (5-35); Langreck (4-19)
Receiving (att/yds/TD): Caleb Kurtenbach (2-33, 1 TD); Schmitt (2-31, 2 TD); JD Kruse (1-19)
Tackles (total): Schmitt (15.5); Hunter Kruse (13.0); B. Busta (9.5); JD Kruse (8.0); Braylen Byrne (4.5); Russell Nieman (4.0); Jordan Kriener (3.0); Kurtenbach (2.5); Parker Reicks (1.5); Treyton Franzen (1.0)
Fumble recoveries: H. Kruse 1
Kick-offs (att/yds): Schmitt (9-350, 3 TB)
Kick-off returns (att/yds): Schmitt (5-95); Kurtenbach (1-10); B. Busta (3-9); Reicks (1-0)

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