Slow start dooms Wolves

VICTOR — Winfield-Mt. Union couldn’t pull off a distrct-changing upset at first-place Hartwick-Victor-Ladora on Friday night. HLV put the Wolves in a hole early and didn’t let them out, defeating W-MU 46-20.

W-MU came out of the blocks slow, allowing HLV to win the first quarter 24-0. W-MU won the second period, thanks in part to three touchdown passes from Daunte Oepping, but HLV led 40-20 at the break.

The Wolves stalled on offense in the second quarter. HLV busted out one touchdown on a 37-yard run, and that was the only score of the half.

Oepping went 20-34 throwing the ball for 231 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also led the team in rushing, with 98 yards.

Jacob Ford led the receivers with 98 yards through the air. Gerot finished with 91 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Piper had 37 yards and one score.

Chance Malone led the Wolevs’ defense with 7.5 tackles. Oepping and Jadiin Grieser each had one fumble recovery.

W-MU is now 1-7 overall and 0-6 in the district. They are riding a six-game losing streak into their final game of the year, this week against WACO.