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Lena-Winslow Eliminates E-PC

EPC v LeWin

EPC's Tyler Zumdahl (18) bats down Le-Win's second pass of the game in the first quarter, putting an end to the Panther drive. Le-Win attempted 3 passes and completed none, but rolled on the ground. EPC couldn't contain the Panthers, who rushed 63 times for 341 yards. Go to for video of the game. (PA photo/Tom Kocal)

EPC v LeWin

The agony of defeat. E-PC head coach Randy Asche consoles senior quarterback Carson Walker after the Wildcatz were stunned by Le-Win in first round football playoff action. Go to for video of the game. (PA photo/Tom Kocal)


LENA ­ Wes Ertmer rushed 22 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns as Lena-Winslow defeated Eastland-Pearl City 35-6 Saturday afternoon in a first round playoffs matchup.

Lena-Winslow won without completing a pass.

Ertmer scored on a 42-yard run in the third quarter to help seal the postseason victory for the Panthers.

Following a scoreless first quarter, Lena-Winslow hit paydirt with two second period touchdowns. The Panthers pushed out in front, carrying a 13-0 lead into halftime.

Lena-Winslow held Eastland-Pearl City scoreless until the final quarter The Wildcats' lone touchdown came on a Tony Dunlap 15-yard reception. Lena-Winslow led 29-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Fritz Werhane aided the Lena-Winslow rushing effort. Werhane rushed 17 times for 91 yards,

Zach Edmund, Kolton Kempel and Stephen Heinrich also rushed for positive yardage for the Panthers. Edmund scored on a one-yard run.

As a team, Lena-Winslow rushed 63 times for 341 yards.

Eastland-Pearl City was limited throughout the game. The Wildcats were held to 58 yards through 20 carries. Eastland-Pearl City picked up 104 yards through the air.

Jerime Coombes led Eastland-Pearl City on the ground, rushing nine times for 40 yards.

E-PC QB CarsonWalker completed 11 of 26 passes for 104 yards,

Cole Miller hauled in six catches for 59 yards in the Eastland-Pearl City season-ending setback. Tony Dunlap recorded a pair of catches for the Wildcats.

Lena-Winslow will face Elmhurst Immaculate Conception in the next round of the State Playoffs.

Video by Tom Kocal