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Rockets improve to 4-2 after coming back for Oct. 30 win

Weyauwega-Fremont may have scored first and last in its Oct. 30 Central Wisconsin- Large Conference football game in Spencer, but it was the Rockets who took over in the middle parts of the game to notch a 32-21 win. With Eden Jacobson and Max McGiveron accounting for five touchdowns, Spencer-Columbus was able to improve its season record to 4-2 before playing at Amherst this week against the second-ranked team in the state in Division 5.

Weyauwega-Fremont jumped on the Rockets early. Quinn Dittman threw to Muliken Rucks for a 15-yard touchdown about 8 minutes into the game, and the Rockets then found themselves down 14-0 late in the period on a 60-yard W-F touchdown run.

“Weyauwega-Fremont got off to a great start,” said Rocket head coach Jason Gorst. “We were flat and were outplayed and outcoached in the first quarter.”

That changed quickly, with Jacobson and McGiveron alternating on scoring plays. The first went to McGiveron on a 6-yard run with 9:27 left in the half. Jacobson then tied the score at 14-14 with a 2-yard run at the 5:04 mark and a 2-point conversion run.

McGiveron picked up his second 6-yard scoring run about three minutes into the second half. Gage Stratman’s conversion pass was incomplete, but the Rockets had grabbed a 20-14 lead that lasted into the fourth quarter.

Jacobson blasted in from one yard with 10:32 left in the game, and then made it five straight scores for Spencer-Columbus with a 48-yard run with 7:45 left to play.

“Our guys really turned it around from there, scoring 32 unanswered,” Gorst said “Eden had a big game on offense and Cole Timmler had a good one on defense with a big pick. Gage Stratman did a great job with onside and pooch kickoffs.”

Spencer-Columbus did surrender a late 22-yard touchdown pass from Dittman to Rucks, but it was too little, too late.

Jacobson had another big offensive night, with 208 yards on the ground on 25 carries. He also had two catches for 40 yards. Dominic Post added 43 yards on six carries and Stratman went 4-6 for 65 yards.

Weyauwega-Fremont was close in total yardage with 269. The visitors had 93 rushing yards on 29 carries and threw for 176 yards on 13 completions in 17 attempts.