FLORENCE, Wis. - Florence's furious second-half rally fell short as the Bobcats dropped a 50-32 decision to Laona-Wabeno in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Trailing 30-14 at halftime, Florence fumbled going in for the go-ahead score in the third quarter. Laona-Wabeno claimed a 14-0 scoring advantage in the fourth.
"We just didn't play like the better team," said Bobcats coach Dan Robinson.
Florence’s Josh Seibold (22) brings down Laona-Wabeno’s Austin Andrews (8) in Friday’s Northern Lakes Conference football game at Landry Field.
Burt Angeli/Daily News Photo
Florence's Cole Dollar carried 26 times for 277 yards, scoring on runs of 57, three and six yards.
Louie Garcia completed 10 of 18 passes for 145 yards, including a 50-yard TD to Josh Seibold. Garcia rushed 10 times for 52 yards, scoring on a 20-yard run.
Defensively, the Bobcats were led by Tom Lindow, 10 tackles; Kyle Trudell, seven; and Dominik Testolin, six.
Florence totaled 508 yards on offense but saw Laona-Wabeno inflict damage through the air.
Robinson held out hope for the Bobcats (1-4, 1-3) reaching the playoffs with wins in their last two games.
Laona-Wabeno improved to 3-2 (3-1).
Florence travels to Menominee Indian on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Laona-Wabeno 30 0 6 14 - 50
Florence 6 8 18 0 - 32