?LENA — The newest entry in the Midwest Football League got a harsh taste of Wisconsin State Football League from the M&M Timberjacks Saturday.
The Timberjacks, who don’t open their regular season until Aug. 2, crushed the Brown County Cowboys 41-0 at the Lena High School field.
“We still have plenty to work on,” coach Joe Plautz noted. “This was definitely a preseason contest, but it’s good to get on the game field in the midst of your preseason to test yourself. You can’t simulate these things in practice.”
Zach Mayerhofer ran for three touchdowns, passed for a TD and returned a pick for a touchdown.
He opened the scoring with a 5-yard run in the first quarter and Jason King kicked the extra point.
Mayerhofer finished off another first-quarter march with a 1-yard scoring pass to Chad Perizzo and King added the PAT.
The Timberjacks pushed their lead to 22-0 in the second quarter when Mayerhofer swiped a Bronco pass and raced 35 yards to paydirt. Mayerhofer scooped up a bad snap on the extra point try and ran it in.
Justin Baker scored on a 3-yard run and King’s kick gave the T-Jacks a 29-0 halftime lead.
Mayerhofer was on the run again in the third quarter, as he galloped past the Broncos on a 31-yard scoring jaunt. Mayerhofer capped scoring flurry with a 36-yard burst in the fourth quarter.
Mayerhofer rushed for 141 yards on 14 carries and completed 8 of 14 passes for 106 yards.
Baker rushed for 23 yards on seven carries.
Shawn Gardiner caught three passes for 69 yards.
Baker led the shutout performance by the defense with five solo tackles, including three tackles for a loss and he recovered a fumble.
Danon Watson had three solo tackles and a tackle for a loss, Matt Demeny had two solo stops, two assists, shared a tackle for a loss, recovered a fumble and picked off a pass.
Chad Perizzo had two solo tackles and two assists, Dave Clarke had two solo stops and two-and-a-half tackles for a loss. Chris Smith added two solo tackles and Brian Oudenhoven registered a sack.
Perizzo led the special teams with three solo tackles.
“We’ll look at the things we did well and the things that we didn’t do well and focus on those things over the next eight weeks as we get ready for the WSFL season. Our roster still isn’t full. We need more depth, especially in the skill positions.”
The Timberjacks open their season Aug. 2 against the Washington County   Untouchables at Spies Field.