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Christian Life football program making its presence felt

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KENOSHA — In two-plus seasons as a varsity program, the Christian Life football team has three wins.

But the Eagles may have earned more notice in a 28-20 loss at Shoreland Lutheran on Friday night than they have in any of their victories.

With just 20 players on the roster, CLS came back from a 28-6 deficit through three quarters to give Shoreland — now 2-0 and ranked 18th among Small Division schools in this season’s opening Associated Press state poll — quite a scare.


Pacers outbattle Eagles

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SOMERS — Trey Johnson, the do-it-all senior for the Shoreland Lutheran football team, admitted that the Pacers may have been overconfident going into Friday’s game against Christian Life, a third-year program that Shoreland beat by a combined 85 points each of the last two seasons.

But by the time the Pacers used two fourth-quarter defensive stands to repel a furious Eagles comeback and secure a 28-20 win at Shoreland in a game between teams that entered 1-0, the physically spent players on both sides shook hands with respect.

Christian Life (1-0) vs. Shoreland (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Shoreland Lutheran

Eagles break in new field with victory

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KENOSHA — It wasn’t until earlier this week that its first-ever home game became a reality for the Christian Life football team. But the Eagles certainly knew how to break in their new digs in style.

Christian Life broke open a close game with 32 unanswered points and rolled past visiting Williams Bay 44-7 in the season opener Saturday afternoon.

Christian Life vs. Williams Bay

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Christian Life

Christian Life seeking stability

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Continuity is the name of the game for the Christian Life football team and second-year coach Mike Fisher.

After posting the first wins in varsity history last season, Fisher said the plan is to build upon the foundation the young program has established. By overhauling the offseason lifting program and keeping the same systems in place, Fisher said this season could be a turning point for the Eagles.

Christian Life vs. Lake Country Lutheran

When: 4 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lake Country Lutheran High School (401 Campus Dr., Hartland)

Christian Life vs. HOPE Christian

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Raabe Stadium (1401 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa)

Early deficit dooms Christian Life

Saint Francis jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead en route to a 42-12 victory over Christian Life in the first-ever meeting between the Midwest Classic Conference teams on Saturday afternoon at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Evander Craft ran 13 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns for Saint Francis (5-2, 3-2 MCC), which has outscored opponents 248-66 in its five victories.

Prep football preview: Christian Life vs. Saint Francis

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

USM handles Christian Life

Visiting University School of Milwaukee built a 35-0 lead en route to a 42-14 Midwest Classic Conference victory over Christian Life at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Luke Willkomm’s 2-yard run pulled the Eagles (1-5, 1-3) within 35-6 with 5:45 remaining in the third quarter.

Christian Life vs. University School

When: 1:15 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

St. John’s bests Christian Life

Christian Life was denied its second varsity victory Saturday as winless St. John’s Military Academy held on for a 13-6 Midwest Classic Conference victory over the Eagles in Delafield.

Both teams are 1-2 in the MCC and 1-4 overall.

Christian Life vs. St. John’s Military

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: St. John’s Military Academy (1101 Genesee St., Delafield)

Eagles fall on road

Brookfield Academy scored 14 points in the first quarter en route to a 34-7 win over Christian Life in a Midwest Classic Conference football game in Brookfield on Friday night.

The setback came a week after CLS had posted its inaugural varsity victory — a 56-6 thrashing of Living Word Lutheran in Kenosha.

Christian Life vs. Brookfield Academy

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Brookfield Academy (3460 N. Brookfield Road)

Freshly-installed flexbone helps Christian Life taste victory

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Christian Life football coach Mike Fisher turned ahead the clock and it paid off in a historic way.

Fisher opted to install the flexbone offense for Saturday night’s game against Living Word Lutheran at Jaskwhich Stadium. The move from the standard option to the triple option came a year ahead of schedule and enabled the Eagles to prevail 56-6 for the program’s inaugural varsity victory.

CLS nets historic win

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Lining up in a victory formation is new to the Christian Life football team, but the Eagles had little trouble executing the satisfying game-ending play on Saturday night.

Christian Life (0-2) vs. Living Word Lutheran (0-2)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Shoreland wins big over Christian Life

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SOMERS — A bigger, faster and stronger Shoreland Lutheran football team had something to prove in its home opener against Christian Life on Friday night.

The Pacers wanted to show their fans that this team is much different from the squads Shoreland fielded the past two seasons.

Shoreland (0-1) vs. Christian Life (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Somers

Christian Life drops opener

The Christian Life football team lost at Williams Bay 28-6 in a season-opening game on Friday night.

The loss was the ninth in a row for CLS, which opened its second varsity season.

Christian Life vs. Williams Bay

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Williams Bay High School (500 W. Geneva St.)

Eagles staying positive

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Christian Life’s inaugural season last year as a varsity football team didn’t have many highlights.

Still learning to fly

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Christian Life football coach Dwayne Carr only had to look over to the opposing sideline on Friday night to know how far along he wants his first-year varsity program to be in the near future.

Lake Country Lutheran heads into the state playoffs as one of the top small-school teams in the state, and the Lightning have been a perennial contender for Midwest Classic Conference championships the past few seasons.

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    Published:

    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    2 John Miks WR-DB 5-9 145 So.

    13 Jake Hood WR-DB 5-6 150 Sr.

    20 Luke Willkomm FB-DE 6-2 200 Sr.

    21 Trey Firman WR-DB 5-8 150 So.

    23 Andrew Dada-Wilson WR-DB 6-3 175 Sr.

    23 Ben Meekma QB-S 5-11 170 Sr.

    33 Torrey Brown RB-LB 5-9 160 Jr.

    34 Harry Fredrick FB-TE 5-8 160 Sr.

    60 Mitchell Johnson OL-DL 5-6 225 Sr.

    66 Justin Dismore OL-DL 5-9 225 Jr.

    75 Kyle Thorne OL-DL 6-1 205 Sr.

    76 James Wilson TE-DE 5-9 190 Sr.

    77 Austin Glass OL-DL 5-10 200 Jr.

    78 Emmett Eifert OL-DL 6-3 240 Jr.

    Dontae Brown WR-DB 5-5 110 Fr.

    Chris Carstens LB-DB 5-9 150 Jr.

    Chandler Christianson RB-LB 5-10 160 Sr.

    Hayden Christianson WR-DB 5-5 130 Fr.

    Stephen Schostok OL-LB 5-9 170 Jr.

    David White OL-LB 5-10 180 Jr.

    Head coach — Mike Fisher, second season

Christian Life schedule and results


    Published:

    Aug. 22 — Christian Life 44, Williams Bay 7

    Aug. 28 — Shoreland Lutheran 28, Christian Life 20

    Sept. 5 — at Living Word Lutheran, 1 p.m.

    Sept. 12 — Brookfield Academy (Shoreland Lutheran), 2 p.m.

    Sept. 18 — St. John’s Military Academy (Central), 7 p.m.

    Sept. 25 — at University School, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 2 — at St. Francis, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 9 — HOPE Christian (Central), 7 p.m.

    Oct. 15 — Lake Country Lutheran (Central), 7 p.m.

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