Garrett Slater

Garrett Slater scored one of Osceola’s touchdowns on Friday night.

Now that’s a way to respond from a loss. 

The Osceola football team erupted for over 530 yards total offense as it routed Black River Falls 66-27 Friday night. 

There was some concern heading into the game as the Chieftains suffered its first loss of the season the previous week to Ellsworth plus the long bus ride to Black River Falls. 

“We talk to players about creating their own energy and feeding off each other,” Osceola coach Scott Newton explained. “It can’t be from coaches or fan environment. Games are long and through every game there are going to be ups and downs. The better we can be consistent with our energy, the better football team we are.” 

Charlie Tronrud must have listened as he played a hand in five of the touchdowns Osceola scored. 

He was 7-for-7 for 154 yards passing and three touchdowns. He also finished with 59 yards rushing and two touchdowns. 

The passing touchdowns went to Lucas Sedivy, Jacob Sedivy and Garrett Slater. Tyler Ulrich was the leading receiver with three receptions for 46 yards. 

On the ground, Daric Swanson led the potent Osceola rushing attack with 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Lucas Sedivy chipped in with 81. Jacob Sedivy had 25, while Sean Michel added 21. 

“We were able to move the ball on the ground with good reads and getting a body on a body,” Newton stated. “We were able to find some spots in space with receivers and the guys made some plays.” 

Jacob Sedivy led the defense with 11 total tackles, Swanson chipped in with seven and Tanner Viebrock added six. 

Newton added special teams played a factor as well.

“BRF had a miscue on their third punt of the game as the snapper sailed the ball over the punter’s head and placed us in good field position,” he said. “We scored three plays later.” 

Osceola (6-1 overall) travels to Somerset (2-5 overall) 7 p.m. Friday. The Spartans’ two wins were nonconference games. 

“Somerset has adjusted their offense and defense from past years,” Newton stated. “We will need to make plays in space. It is never easy to play at their place. Our boys will need to be ready for a physical ballgame.” 

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