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The Lakeland College football team remained perfect in Illini-Badger Football Conference play with a 49-18 win over MacMurray Saturday at Taylor Field in Sheboygan, Wis.
The win sets up a showdown next Saturday, Oct. 20, in Mequon against rival and co-IBFC leader Concordia, Wis., in the annual Cheese Bowl, with the winner gaining sole possession of first place with two weeks to play. The game is set for 1 p.m.
The Muskies (4-3, 4-0 IBFC) held the Highlanders (0-6, 0-4 IBFC) scoreless in the first half leading 42-0.
"I'm really happy with how we played," said Lakeland head coach Kevin Doherty. "Our starters played the first half and let the younger guys play the second half. That is important for those younger guys to get a taste for college football."
The Lakeland defense was a huge key this weekend as they held the Highlanders to just 221 yards.
Senior running back Paul Resop had another solid day, as he ran the ball 14 times for 87 yards and 2 TDs. Sophomore wide receiver Jacob Heinemeyer was in his element this week with two receptions for 72 yards and a 49-yard punt return. Senior quarterback Brad Wilk was 8 for 19 for 151 yards, two TDs and one interception. Lakeland had 360 total yards.
"Offensively, I thought Brad did a great job," said Doherty. "He did a nice job running our offense and through some great touchdown passes. I thought our running game went great and our offensive line was outstanding."
Sophomore linebacker John Wagner paced the Muskies defense on the day with 13 total tackles and one of Lakeland's five sacks.
"Our defense played great again," said Doherty. "John Wagner had 10 tackles in first half which is unheard of."