It was a big night for the Marshfield Tigers football team Friday night. The Tigers improved to 4-0 on the season after beating the Neenah Rockets 39-14 and with one more win will be eligible for the playoffs.
Senior running back Riley Gebelein also had his best night as a high school football player. Gebelein not only scored four touchdowns but also ran for a school record 268 yards, breaking a record held by Chad Fredrick in 1997 when he ran for a total of 257 yards.
Gebelein reached the end zone twice in the first half on rushes of 74 yards and 61 yards and added two more scores in the second half on runs of 5 and 2 yards in the second half. The Tigers as a team racked up 388 yards on the ground and accumulated 462 yards of total offense.
Tied atop the Valley Football Association-South Conference with the Tigers are the Stevens Point Panthers, who they will meet at the end of the season in what should be the game that will decide the conference winner.
The Tigers will look to clinch a playoff berth next week, their homecoming, when they host the Oshkosh West Wildcats. The Wildcats are 2-2 after winning their last two games against Neenah (31-19) and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Red Raiders (14-13) respectively.