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August 27, 2013Josh Ringelberg doesn't know what a sophomore jinx is. Last year he accounted for 33 touchdowns, throwing for 1,934yards and running for another 881 yards.
He could make those numbers pale in comparison this fall for coach Rob Stoltz's squad.
The 5-foot-11 junior quarterback at Greendale (Wis.) High School passed for 251 yards and six touchdowns in the Panthers' big 51-33 triumph over what was considered a strong Cedarburg entry last Thursday. He also scored once via the run game.
Those efforts have earned Ringelberg recognition as WisconsinHigh.com's Player of the Week.
Greendale, rated No. 2 in this week's initial WiHigh.com Division 2 team rankings, overcame a 21-17 halftime deficit with a 34-6 run that included Ringelberg's two TD passes apiece to Nate Miller and Cody Kmetz and his 10-yard run.
Ringelberg only threw 17 passes, completing 10 of them, but he hooked up on scores covering 66, 60 and 44 yards in helping Greendale to its fifth win in its last six season openers.
However, by no means did Ringelberg deliver the only outstanding individual performance of the opening weekend across the Badger State. Here are some of the others:
Sean McGuire, Franklin
He threw for 330 yards and two scores and added two short touchdown runs in the Sabres' 44-16 whipping of Sussex Hamilton on Thursday, avenging a 31-21 setback to the Bulldogs last year. McGuire finished 20 of 29 and his biggest play was a 53-yard screen pass to fellow senior Chad Walton, who missed the 2012 campaign with an ankle injury.
Bobby Dunn, Madison Edgewood
The senior quarterback completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 345 yards, tossing two TDs to Jake Dragoo and Alex Wendler each, in helping the Crusaders to a thrilling 41-35 win over Waunakee. Three of his scoring connections went for more than 30 yards, including a 56-yarder to Dragoo.
Jacob Schmidt, Sheboygan North
Schmidt led the Golden Raiders back from 14-0 and 21-7 deficits to a 29-24 victory over Pulaski in a Fox River Classic Conference contest. Schmidt threw for a state-high 390 yards. He tossed four TDs, but he only completed 50 percent of his attempts and threw three interceptions.
Matt Ferris, Xavier
Ferris threw for five touchdowns, all in the first half, and 337 yards in leading the Hawks to a convincing 51-12 triumph over Clintonville.
Joey Swanson, Northern Elite
Swanson also threw for five scores as the Predators romped to a 45-30 win over visiting Coleman. Swanson completed nine of his 10 pass attempts for a whopping 283 yards and three touchdowns.
Ethan Young, Black River Falls
The senior directed the fifth-ranked Division 4 team to a 42-0 thrashing of Sparta, connecting on 17 of his 21 attempts for 251 yards and five scores. His favorite target was Matt LaFaunge, who finished with seven catches for 129 yards and four scores.
Mitch Marinack, Tri-County
He threw only six passes, but three of them went for scores and they covered an amazing 290 yards. However, the Penguins still lost, 34-24, to Weston as Mark Klang rambled for 268 yards rushing and three TDs for the Silver Eagles.
Robert Wettstein, Aquinas
The senior scored four times and gained a school record 368 yards against the overmatched Prairie du Chien foe. His TD jaunts featured runs of 52 and 71 yards as he carried 41 times in the Blugolds' 33-14 victory.
Payton Porter, Loyal
The standout erupted for 245 yards, on only 13 carries, as the Greyhounds accumulated 470 yards rushing in their 38-6 win over McDonell Central. Porter's scoring dashes included runs of 39 and 75 yards.
Jesse Collins, Delavan-Darien
The junior quarterback rushed for 219 yards and seven touchdowns in lifting the Comets to an astounding 70-52 win over East Troy. Collins also threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
Andrew Davis, Turtle Lake
He caught five passes for 231 yards and four scores as Turtle Lake registered a 40-0 decision over Washburn/Bayfield.
Cameron returned two interceptions for touchdowns and set up another score with a fumble recovery in its 36-0 win over Melrose-Mindoro.
Eric Schommer of Freedom registered three of the team's four interceptions as it shut out Winneconne, 28-0