Sawyer Steineke, 44, and Matthew Schoemaker, 77, open a hole for the Ghosts during Kaukauna's 25-22 win over West De Pere. Photo by Dave Vissers. More photos at Dave Vissers Photography
Sawyer Steineke, 44, and Matthew Schoemaker, 77, open a hole for the Ghosts during Kaukauna's 25-22 win over West De Pere. Photo by Dave Vissers. More photos at Dave Vissers Photography

DE PERE — A year ago, the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts football team couldn’t find a way to get past West De Pere, suffering two heartbreaking losses.

But a new season has brought a new result.

Kaukauna defeated West De Pere Friday 25-22 on a late game Osvaldo Soto Sanchez field goal to go 2-0 on the season.

Findley Doriot had two first-down TD passes — one to Nolan Hall and one to Parker Schuh — to go up 14-0 at the half.

The game tightened quickly in the third, with West De Pere taking a 15-14 lead. One play later, Doriot connected with Tucker Hofmann to retake the lead at 22-15 after a successful two-point conversion.

West De Pere came back to tie the game at 22 in the fourth, but a 28-yard field goal with 38 seconds left by Soto Sanchez sealed the win.

Video highlights courtesy of Kaukauna High School on Facebook.




By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.