By Paul Schmitt
The#2 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans defeated the #3 seeded West De Pere Phantoms 28-7 Friday night in a WIAA Division 3 Level 2 playoff game in Luxemburg. The undefeated Spartans fell behind 7-0 in the first minute of the game on a 74-yard touchdown run by Phantom running back Austin Beaumier. The Spartans bounced back on an electrifying 67-yard run by Jon Deprey with 6:38 left in the first quarter to tie the game. Then L-C took the lead for good on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Deprey to Mitchell Ronsman with 7:43 left in the second quarter.
Deprey and Kyle Routhieaux ran for additional scores in the second half to secure the win for the Spartans. Deprey ran for 212 yards on 23 carries and on defense, four Spartans recorded double digit tackles with Dalton Smerchek leading the way with twelve.
Luxemburg-Casco (11-0) will now travel to #1 seeded Notre Dame for a level 3 playoff next week after the Tritons shutout Antigo 35-0. Next Friday night’s game can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30 with the pregame show and kickoff at 7:00pm.