After outscoring their opponents 108-0 in their two non-conference games, Wauwatosa West's football team will face a much tougher challenge when they host New Berlin West at 7 p.m. Friday in the Woodland Conference opener.
The Trojans (2-0) beat Milwaukee Vincent, 54-0, on Friday, as they almost had a running clock for the second week in a row.
With a 34-0 victory, coach Matt Good had the opportunity to give his bench players some experience, yet they still added 20 points to the victory.
When asked what was the most important thing to come out of the non-conference schedule, Good had a simple response.
"We came out healthy," he said. "That's the best part."
In the win over the Vikings, 12 running backs had the chance to carry the ball, gaining anywhere from negative 6 to 54 yards.
"It was good to get those kids experience," Good said. "Those guys practice hard, so it was good to get them in the game."
Good was not happy with the way his team started the game.
"Our focus wasn't there at the beginning of the game," he said. "But overall, they took care to focus better. It picked up."
There were familiar names doing the damage to Vincent in the first half.
With 10 minutes, 10 seconds left in the first quarter, quarterback Jared Morzinski hit Develyn Ferguson connected from 39 yards out. Greg Lewis then scored on a 21-yard run and Morzinski-Ferguson added a 20-yard score.
Jameson Brock scored on a 19-yard run and Demaris Purifoy scored on a 20-yard run for a 34-0 lead after one quarter.
Zach Veit, who was 5-for-6 on extra points, booted a 30-yard field goal to start the second quarter and then running back Matt Lundell scored on a 17-yard run and Marcus Morrow tackled the Vincent quarterback in the end zone for a safety and a 46-0 lead at half-time.
The second half saw a running clock and the quarters reduced from 12 minutes to six to move the game along, as sophomore running back Curtis Oglesby scored on a 3-yard run for the only second-half points.
Looking ahead, Good said his team is ready to get into conference action.
"They (New Berlin West) return a lot of kids," he said. "We look forward to the challenge. We have a tough conference and we have a lot of respect for them.
"No doubt, our kids want to see some familiar faces. They are hungry and want to get going."
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