Marcus Arteaga scored four more touchdowns, Jacob Flores remained consistent and the Whitnall football team won another game on Sept. 9.
Arteaga tallied on runs of 12, 3, 30 and 51 yards and collected 153 yards on 20 carries for the evening as the Falcons routed Cudahy, 35-7. Arteaga now has nine touchdowns in the past two games.
"He is doing a good job of being efficient on his cuts," coach John Quinlan said. "Earlier this season, he was bouncing everything to the outside, but now he is cutting across the grain and following his blockers. The offensive line, which has three guys who didn't play last year and is made up of underclassmen, is getting better, too."
Quarterback Jacob Flores completed 10 of 13 passes for 143 yards, with a touchdown to Dan Alexopoulos, to continue his steady play in relief of the injured Andrew Mallmann.
"He was also efficient," Quinlan continued. "He was able to pick up first downs on third-down plays, and he was smart with the ball. In just about three games, he is 43-for-58 passing with no interceptions, and he also has not fumbled while scrambling and running the option."
Whitnall improved to 2-0 in the Woodland Conference East Division, tied with rival Greenfield, which the Falcons meet Friday, Sept. 23.
Preceding that showdown is a game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Falcon Field against Shorewood/Messmer, which downed South Milwaukee, 41-34, last week. Quarterback Joe Friedman passed for 209 yards in that game.
Perhaps the best news to come out of last week was the return of Mallmann from injury. He came into the Cudahy game in the final minutes and played four snaps, handing off the ball each time.
"We wanted to get him some live action," Quinlan explained. "He was not 100 percent, so we did not want to have him run. He will have his first full week of practice since the injury this week."
Arteaga was once again able to pick up most of the slack against Cudahy.
Arteaga scores three times
After a scoreless first quarter, Arteaga scored three touchdowns in the second period, and Alexopoulos hauled in a 12-yard scoring pass from Flores to help the Falcons build a 28-0 halftime lead.
Arteaga then broke loose for a 51-yard score in the third period to help put Whitnall up 35-0, and Cudahy finally got on the board in the fourth period on a 9-yard run by quarterback Rusty Murphy.
The Falcons had a balanced offense, with 176 yards rushing and 143 through the air, and that only figures to improve as Mallmann gets back into action.